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.
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.
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 https://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws/roadmap.
It definitely is an exciting time for VMware Cloud Services. #ThisIsJustTheBeginning