This week in VMware news, Ramin Sayar and the Cloud Management team announced the general availability of several new product suites and updates to existing products that were recently unveiled at VMworld in San Francisco. The products available on Wednesday included vRealize Suite™, vRealize Operations Insight™, vCloud Automation Center™ 6.1, and IT Business Management Suite™ 1.1/8.1.
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Today, I am pleased to announce the general availability of several new product suites and updates to existing products that were recently unveiled at VMworld in San Francisco.
I want to put this quarter’s product launch in context.
It’s true: check out this new research by analyst firm The Taneja Group. The report found the benefits of the Software-Defined Data Center to include CapEx savings as high as 58 percent to upgrade an existing data center and 49 percent for a new one using VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure. Evidence for the benefits of a software-defined approach over traditional hardware-dependent designs continues to mount—this infographic captures the highlights.
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On the heels of a successful VMworld, VMware’s EUC division is keeping the momentum going with an enterprise mobility conference beginning next Monday. AirWatch Connect Atlanta brings together the brightest minds in mobility, Sept. 8–11 for four days of education, product updates, networking and more. Follow along on the AirWatch Blog for the latest EUC news and product updates released during the event.
Grab your thinking cap and get those creative juices flowing, because VMware’s Third Annual Fling Contest has just kicked off! This annual tradition has been running (with some name changes along the way) for two years now, and we are excited to bring it back for 2014. Flings are free apps and tools that are developed by VMware engineers. They will probably never make it into a product, but we offer them to the public to download, play around with, and use, at labs.vmware.com/flings.
The Fling Contest is open to anyone and everyone—you don’t even have to be a VMware customer! All you need is a cool idea for a new Fling. Is there a problem that you think needs solving? Suggest something to us! We review each and every one of the submissions (last year we had over 200 entries) and a panel of judges selects the best one. The winner gets to see their idea made real—into a Fling! And if that’s not enough, we will also send the winner to VMworld 2015.