Servium is proud to have been an Enterprise Partner with VMware for 4 years. VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, and one of the largest and most prominent of our strategic vendor partners.

I have personally attended VMworld Europe for the last 3 years, which is hosted annually in Barcelona, as I feel that the event always creates a great opportunity to attend a number of engaging and enlightening keynote presentations from VMware’s senior executives, along with a multitude of other tier 1 vendors. This year over 10,000 people attended, so it is by no means a small event, and one I was privileged to participate in.

The key announcements that we were treated to were:-

vSphere 6.5

VMware vSphere 6.5 aims to deliver a simplified customer experience with comprehensive built-in security and support for running modern, containerised applications in production environments.

vSAN 6.5

VMware’s next release of Virtual SAN will include features designed to make it easier to use the hyper-converged software in remote offices and in all-flash nodes, and will enable it to serve as back-end storage for physical servers.

VMware Cloud Foundation

This is the unified Software-defined Datacentre (SDDC) platform that brings together VMware’s vSphere, vSAN and NSX into a natively integrated stack to deliver enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for the private and public cloud.

vCloud & AWS

Due to launch in 2017, VMware Cloud on AWS is a vSphere-based cloud service. The new service will bring enterprise-class SDDC software to the AWS cloud.  Customers will be able to run any application across vSphere-based private, public and hybrid cloud environments. It will be delivered and supported by VMware as an on-demand, elastically scalable service and customers will be able to leverage the global footprint and breadth of services from AWS.

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Steve Dawes is Servium’s Services Director. If you would like to discuss any of these announcements, or would like any further information on VMware technologies, please get in touch.

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