VMware Cloud Briefing March 2018 - The Highlights


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Published on 8 March 2018 by Christopher Lewis. Words: 356. Reading Time: 2 mins.

Today was a big day for VMware and VMware Cloud Services with their global Cloud Briefing. The briefing concentrated around their two mantra’s: Any Application, Any Cloud, Any Device and Consistent Infrastructure, Consistent Operations. Both of which resonate with what I am seeing customers are looking for.

The Highlights

During the briefing there were multiple announcements were made and demo’s given, including:

VMware Cloud on AWS

  • General Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS in **EU West (London) **- Frankfurt coming soon!
  • Introducing High Availability using VMware Stretched Clusters across AWS Availability Zones (Tech Preview) #MindBlown
  • VMConAWS now supports native **vSAN Deduplication and Compression (DD&C) **for space efficiency.
  • Support for AWS Cloud Formation on VMConAWS.

VMware Cloud Management Services

  • Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCE) - Now enhanced to work OOTB with VMConAWS so workloads from an on-premises vSphere can be moved directly into the vSphere based-cloud.
  • HCE Enterprise for moving on-premises workloads to/from cloud or to other on-premises vSphere Cloud.
  • HCE Cloud for moving VMs between VMConAWS, IBM Cloud and OVH.
  • VMware Cost Insight - Enhancements to support VMConAWS to allow companies to understand the relative cost of migrating to the cloud.
  • VMware Cost Insight now integrates with VMware Network Insight to enable accurate identification of Network Ingress costs.
  • VMware Log Intelligence a new VMware Cloud Service
  • Use Machine Learning to analyse cloud based logs.
  • Wavefront enhanced with 45+ OOTB integrations to Cloud Native Apps (including Cassandra, MongoDB, etc).
  • Introducing Wavefront for vROPs so you can get a full Application view across the hybrid cloud.

Partner Program Enhancements

  • Solution Provider and Cloud Provider MSP models will be expanded to include VMConAWS.
  • Introducing the VMware Cloud on AWS Competency for VMware Partners

Other noteworthy mentions

  • Fujitsu have become a Global Systems Integration provider.
  • The ability to use Site Recovery Manager 8 to 1-click recover from On Premises into VMConAWS.

Final Thoughts

If you have 50 minutes then I can think of worse ways to spend that time, check it out at https://cloud.vmware.com/cloudbriefing.

To keep up to date with the VMware Cloud on AWS roadmap check out the link.

It definitely is an exciting time for VMware Cloud Services. #ThisIsJustTheBeginning


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