VMworld 2016 US wrap up

September 6, 2016
VMworld 2016 US wrap up

Last week saw the close of VMworld 2016 US, with the energy and enthusiasm of the 23,000 attendees, demonstrating how, together, we can truly Be_Tomorrow. Across the four days of VMworld 2016 US, we shared with you some of the latest and exciting updates to help your business Be_Tomorrow. If you weren’t able to attend, take a look below for all the highlights:

IBM-VMware Joint Partnership

To kick off the event, VMware and IBM announced the availability of industry-first cloud services that will enable organisations to quickly and easily move enterprise workloads to the cloud. Since the strategic cloud partnership was announced, more than 500 new clients, including Marriott International are now running VMware software on IBM Cloud. In addition, more than 4,000 IBM service professionals have been trained to help organisations extend their VMware environments to the IBM Cloud.

VMware Unveils New Cross-Cloud Architecture

Day one also saw VMware announce an extension of its hybrid cloud strategy with the new VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture, enabling customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment. In support of the company’s cloud strategy, VMware also announced the following:

  • VMware Cloud Foundation – a unified Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) platform that makes it easy for customers to manage and run their SDDC clouds;
  • Technology Preview of Cross-Cloud Services – in order to showcase how customers can manage, govern, and secure applications running in private and public clouds, including AWS, Azure and IBM Cloud;
  • VMware vCloud Availability – a new family of disaster recovery offerings purpose-built for vCloud Air Network partners;
  • A new release of VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager – in order to provide VMware vSphere users with zero downtime application migration to VMware vCloud Air.

Unified endpoint management

Day two saw VMware announce a new unified endpoint management approach for managing Windows 10, along with advancements to VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace ONE. These innovations help advance the digital workspace embraced by the industry and solve the challenge of supporting an increasingly mobile workforce that demands anytime, anywhere access to all applications from any device.

vSphere Integrated Containers

Another highlight was the announcement that the capabilities of VMware vSphere Integrated Containers had been extended. This will allow IT operations teams to provide a Docker compatible interface to their app teams, running on their existing vSphere infrastructure. New container registry and management console features will further help IT teams operate containers in production with confidence. It is now available as open source software and registration for a beta program is now open.

VMware Integrated OpenStack 3

Finally, VMware unveiled VMware Integrated OpenStack 3, the latest release of VMware’s OpenStack distribution. This release introduces new features to make deploying OpenStack clouds simpler and more cost-effective as well as allow customers to use existing VMware vSphere workloads in an API-driven OpenStack cloud.

With so much exciting news announced, now is the perfect time to register to attend VMworld 2016 Europe, taking place 17th – 19th October in Barcelona. Attendees can choose from over 250 sessions, alongside meeting with over 120 sponsors and exhibitors – find out more here

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