Tuesday and Wedneseday saw the first and second days of VMworld 2016 Europe – and they were filled with plenty of knowledge, learning, announcements, networking, and fun!
Let’s take a look below:
At VMworld, there were a few key announcements made. Notably:
- VMware Virtual SAN 6.5
- The latest release of the market-leading, enterprise-class storage solution for HCI, Virtual SAN 6.5 builds on the existing features introduced in 6.2, by enhancing automation, further reducing total cost of ownership (TCO), and setting the stage for next-generation cloud native applications. Jeff Hunter talks about vSAN 6.5 in-depth in this Virtual Blocks blog post.
- Site Recovery Manager 6.5
- SRM 6.5 sees the addition of a number of great features that make it easier to use and monitor SRM. SRM 6.5 is compatible with vSphere 6.5, as well as fully supported and compatible with vSAN 6.5. Read about these features and more on GS Khalsa’s Virtual Blocks blog post here.
- Virtual Volumes 2.0
- The release of vSphere 6.5 introduces VVols support of array-based replication, but unlike legacy array-based replication that required explicit placement on specific datastores to ensure a VM was replicated, VVol replication provides fine grained control over VMreplication. Click here to read more from Pete Flecha.
vConversation at #VMworld
The social-sphere was buzzing, as they took in the announcements of vSAN 6.5, vSphere 6.5, SRM 6.5, and Virtual Volumes 2.0. Take a look at some of the notable tweets we saw on Twitter during the conference:
— Amit Panchal (@amitpanchal76) October 19, 2016
— VMware Virtual SAN (@vmwarevsan) October 19, 2016
— Daisuke Yamada (@virtual_dai) October 19, 2016
— David Ring (@DavidCRing) October 19, 2016
— Rawlinson (@PunchingClouds) October 19, 2016
— David Lloyd (@davlloyd) October 19, 2016
— Tony Dunn (@tony_dunn) October 19, 2016
— Eric De Witte (@vEDW) October 19, 2016
— Niran Even-chen (@NiranEC) October 19, 2016
— Patric Chang (@PatricChang) October 19, 2016
#VSAN support for 2-Node direct connect will be a game changer for ROBO deployments
— Vahid Fereydouny (@vahidfk) October 18, 2016
We can’t wait to see what else VMworld has in store. Tomorrow, there are several more storage and availability sessions to attend! Find the list here.
For now, we’ll see you at the VMworld Customer Appreciation Party! be_TOMORROW!