Hi everybody, in this extended episode of VM in Five I cover a high level recap of VMworld US 2019! Enjoy!
On Tuesday, VMware CTO Ray O’Farrell guided a conversation with a series of hands-on demos that look at the dynamic interplay between apps, infrastructure, cloud, networking, security, and devices. Then, Sanjay Poonen hosted two professional athletes, skier Lindsey Vonn, the top US skier of all time, and Steve Young, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former 49er quarterback. They share personal stories of their unrelenting work ethic, how they overcame obstacles, and what drives their passion.
The Industry’s Only Complete Software-Defined Networking and Security Stack Built for the Multi-Cloud Era
Today VMware announced a broad set of networking and security innovations and major milestones that further advance our vision of the Virtual Cloud Network. Important updates include the introduction of VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer; new and enhanced network and security analytics capabilities, delivered through VMware vRealize Network Insight 5.0 and NSX Intelligence, which build upon advancements of VMware’s SD-WAN by VeloCloud, the industry’s only hyperscale cloud networking solution. Read the announcement to learn more.
Introducing Project Magna
VMware also provided a preview of Project Magna, which is a reinforcement learning-based automated vSAN performance tuning service. Project Magna will be the first instantiation of the self-driving data center vision, beginning with VMware vSAN. It will focus on using reinforcement learning to understand application needs and to continually and dynamically auto-optimize the underlying vSAN configuration to drive greater performance and efficiencies. Magna will be delivered as a combination of a VMware cloud service integrated with vRealize Operations.
Expanding Telco and Edge Cloud Portfolio to Enable Better Connectivity and Automation for Communication Service Providers and Enterprises
As announced today, VMware has expanded its Telco and Edge Cloud portfolio to drive real-time intelligence for telco networks, as well as improved automation and security for telco, Edge and IoT applications. This is an important development and one that enables them to efficiently deploy, realize and monetize their 4G and 5G network investments through an expanded set of use cases targeting enterprise customers. We also announced the closing of the acquisition of Uhana. Read the press release for more information.
The first day of VMworld 2019 US is in the books and I wanted to share a summary of a few key announcements and developments and what they mean for you. I think the announcements are quite interesting and beneficial to you and the team.
Below you’ll find updates on hybrid cloud and expanding partnerships, a preview into the VMware Tanzu Portfolio, enhancements to VMware Workspace ONE, and exciting new capabilities in VMware Cloud on AWS.
This is an exciting time for VMware customers and the industry. I know I’m certainly excited for how these announcements can help us moving forward, so please take a look
VMware Delivers a Hybrid Cloud Platform Powering Next-Generation Hybrid IT
VMware is continuing to build its agnostic platform while expanding partnerships. No matter the platform you choose now or in the future (AWS, Dell, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and HPE), VMware continues to be strongly positioned to be the provider for any cloud, as well as on-prem—we use the same software and VMware Validated Design with our VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) stack, enabling you to migrate, modernize and manage workloads across clouds, data centers, and edge locations with consistent hybrid cloud infrastructure and operations.
We’ve also made a lot of complementary announcements on automation, disaster recovery as-a-service, andproactive support, among others. Read the announcement for additional information.
VMware Cloud on AWS Helps You Migrate and Modernize Applications
A new study shows that customers who want to migrate to the cloud can save 59 percent in operational costs with VMware Cloud on AWS versus the equivalent capacity in a traditional data center. Additionally, VMware Cloud on AWS is now available in 16 AWS regions globally and can be purchased from both AWS and VMware. Check out the press release for the full study and additional resources.
NVIDIA and VMware Intend to Deliver Accelerated GPU Services for VMware Cloud on AWS
The partnership is designed to power modern enterprise applications, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and data analytics workflows. These services will further allow you to migrate workloads that previously were not well-suited for the cloud and take advantage of high-performance computing, machine learning, data analytics and video-processing applications.
Simply put, we’re adding capabilities that will make it easier to move specific and graphic-based workloads to the cloud. Read the announcement for the details.
VMware Announces VMware Tanzu Portfolio
While this is a preview into what’s coming, Tanzu enables you to build modern apps on Kubernetes and manage all of your clusters from a single control point. Ultimately, integrated teams can request what they need, when they need it, and get it effectively and efficiently. This helps you keep up with the speed of tech while not having to worry about changes and patching continuously.
Additionally, take a look at Project Pacific, which will enable IT operators and developers to accelerate innovation by running modern applications on VMware vSphere with native Kubernetes. Read the release for details.
VMware Unveils Innovations Across Its Industry-Leading Workspace ONE Platform
New enhancements and capabilities to Workspace ONE will help you grow, expand and transform. The new modern management, security and multi-cloud VDI innovations will allow IT teams to leverage the power of automation to intelligently manage and secure access to any app, on any cloud, delivered to any device. And it makes you faster. You have the tools you need, and they’re integrated across multiple devices and platforms, such as Dell.
For example, VMware is leading the way in helping IT and HR reimagine the onboarding and day one employee experiences with the introduction of digital concierge services, leveraging the extensive automation capabilities of the Workspace ONE platform and the richness of partner integrations. Check out the article for more information.