On February 2nd, VMware announced that there are some big changes coming to a lot of their popular products. After viewing the launch event where CEO Pat Gelsinger spoke of all the upcoming changes I was both shocked and excited. I will go into detail later in other upcoming blog posts, but for this we will go over the announcements I am excited about.
- VMware vSphere 6
- 650+ features
- 3D support for graphics with nVidia
- Massive Scale up on RAM/Hosts/VMs/vCPUs
- Long Distance vMotion
- Fault Tolerance for Multi-processor VMs
- VMware Virtual SAN 6
- All Flash architecture
- Increased Scaleability
- Rack Awareness
- Support for JBOD
- VMware NSX
- Ability to use similar networking no matter where the VM is (Public, Private or Hybrid)
- VMware Integrated OpenStack
- OpenStack will now integrate with VMware
- Free for all Enterprise Plus customers!
Future posts will go into more a little more detail on the following announcements.