Categories Tech NewsVMware

VMware announces handful of innovations at VMworld 2018

VMware just hosted its VMworld 2018 event, where the company unveiled and showcased a variety of new technologies and partnerships aimed at bringing new levels of flexibility and innovation to customers. Here are some of the key innovations that were discussed.

VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware already has a robust partner program, including programs with IBM Cloud and others. Now, the company is expanding its capabilities with a key partner — Amazon Web Services. The new options with AWS include availability in Sydney and other major geographic areas, AWS Elastic Block Storage integration, license optimizations, accelerated live migration, advanced NSX, and 50 percent lower entry-level pricing.

VMware Cloud Services

The company also announced at VMworld 2018 some updates to its cloud services strategy, including two new cloud services, and updates to its Wavefront offering. One of the new services is called VMware Cloud Automation Services. This gives organizations the ability to define, aggregate, and deploy services for applications across both public and private clouds. There’s also VMware Secure State, which gives organizations the ability to enforce configuration security and monitor compliance across all major clouds, including Azure and AWS. When it comes to Wavefront, the new capabilities are designed to give customers access to large-scale container monitoring and serverless application monitoring.

Digital foundation

The VMware digital foundation is designed to give users the flexibility to move or redeploy applications to different datacenters, sites, or clouds. For example, if you’re working in a Kubernetes project or other open source initiatives, it gives you the ability to easily deploy and scale applications that can be run anywhere, while also offering consistent management and operations. To create this upgraded experience, the company is updating a number of products, including vSphere 6.7 Update 1, vSAN 6.7 Update 1, vSphere Platinum Edition, vRealize Automation 7.5, and vRealize Operations 7.0.

Digital workspace

The company also unveiled a new digital workspace vision that’s intended to redefine how customers consume data and collaborate across apps. There are tons of updates in this area, including a Dell Factory Services partnership, predictive patching, Tech Preview of Workspace ONE Trust Network, and Run virtual desktops practically anywhere with VMware Horizon 7 and Horizon Cloud.

Annie Pilon

Annie Pilon is a freelance writer specializing in topics related to business, marketing, social media, and tech. She has a degree in journalism and marketing from Columbia College Chicago and currently works and lives in Michigan.

Share
Published by
Annie Pilon

Recent Posts

Azure DevOps Wiki: Manage your project documentation and collaboration

Not being able to find project documentation is way too common. Use Azure DevOps’ built-in…

2 hours ago

Samsung Unpacked 2020: Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z Flip, and more

Samsung is again the first major company to roll out new smartphones in the new…

7 hours ago

PhotoSquared data leak exposes users’ photos, information

PhotoSquared has experienced a data leak, mainly because the popular U.S.-based photo app failed to…

10 hours ago

Moving data from an Azure VM to Storage Account with AzCopy

Here’s an elegant and modern way to move data from your Azure virtual machine to…

1 day ago

A lot not to like: Analysis of recent Facebook data breach

The effects of the recent Facebook data breach are still being felt. In this new…

1 day ago

Exchange 2019: Building an environment from scratch

Are you finally ready to take the plunge into Exchange 2019? If you are building…

1 day ago