VMware introduces the simplest way to implement and manage Software Defined Datacenter on a large scale

VMworld, San Francisco, September 1, 2015 - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announces VMware EVO SDDC and VMware Virtual SAN 6.1. The software-defined datacenter extends the virtualization principles of abstraction, pooling and automation to all data center components and services, and is an important component of VMware's Unified Hybrid Cloud platform

VMworld, San Francisco, September 1, 2015 - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announces VMware EVO SDDC and VMware Virtual SAN 6.1. The software-defined datacenter extends the virtualization principles of abstraction, pooling and automation to all data center components and services, and is an important component of VMware's Unified Hybrid Cloud platform. The software-defined datacenter provides more efficiency. By applying virtualisation throughout the data center, IT organizations can reduce their CAPEX by 49%. In addition, they also reduce the time required for implementation and provisioning from days to hours.

With the introduction of VMware EVO SDDC, customers are able to implement and operate a virtual infrastructure-as-a-service more easily. It offers efficiency, flexibility and control when building private, public and hybrid clouds. VMware EVO SDDC includes the basic components of VMware's hyper-converged infrastructure: VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN and VMware NSX. This enables the convergence of compute, storage and networking in one integrated software layer that runs on every x86 infrastructure.

The fastest way to implement and manage a software-defined data center
VMware introduces VMware EVO SDDC (previously codenamed EVO: RACK), an automated software suite for delivering the software-defined datacenter as an integrated system. Large enterprises and service providers can use VMware EVO SDDC to implement a software-defined datacenter on a large scale. With VMware EVO SDDC, IT organizations can implement key data center scale initiatives such as application and infrastructure delivery-automation, business mobility, high availability and building a robust infrastructure. And all this without sacrificing security, control or freedom of choice.

VMware EVO SDDC includes VMware EVO SDDC Manager, a new intelligent automation machine that allows virtual and physical resources, including software, servers, top-of-rack and spine switches, to be quicker to provision and monitor. The EVO SDDC Manager creates a single 'virtual rack' from resources distributed over multiple racks. VMware EVO SDDC Manager offers automated lifecycle management of all hardware and VMware integrated software stack, including:

  • Compute - VMware vSphere delivers a highly available, robust, on-demand cloud infrastructure that every application can run, protect and manage. From business-critical to cloud applications.

  • Storage - VMware Virtual SAN is the ideal storage platform for virtual machines, including mission-critical applications. A 64-node VMware Virtual SAN cluster has more than eight petabytes of storage capacity. In addition, it delivers up to seven million input / output operations per second (IOPS) and is perfectly linearly scalable.

  • Networking - VMware NSX reduces the time it takes to provision top-of-rack switches, multi-tier networking and security services from weeks to seconds. It disconnects virtual networks from the underlying physical network.

  • Cloud management - VMware vRealize Operations offers intelligent operations management of physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures and uses predictive analytics and policy-based automation.

VMware EVO SDDC also includes Hardware Management Services for performing hardware management tasks. This solution will be offered as an open source code. VMware EVO SDDC customers can easily add VMware Horizon virtual desktops and VMware vRealize Automation to enable infrastructure as-a-service. Each fully-stocked rack supports more than 1, 000 Infrastructure-as-a-Service virtual machines or more than 2, 000 desktop virtual machines. EVO SDDC is designed for deployment on pre-qualified hardware platforms from Dell, QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) and VCE.

VMware Virtual SAN 6.1, the foundation of VMware's Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
VMware also announces VMware Virtual SAN 6.1. It increases the data protection capabilities of business-critical environments with the new Stretched Cluster Feature and improved VMware vSphere Replication. This provides a Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of five minutes.

VMware Virtual SAN is the optimal storage solution for VMware vSphere virtual machines. The software provides important storage services for virtualized production environments and offers higher performance, scalability and flexibility, less delays and lower costs.

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availabilty
VMware expects its partners to be able to deliver VMware EVO SDDC in the first half of 2016. VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 is expected to be widely available in Q3 2015.

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