VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere 6

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Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of VMware vSphere 6 along with a slew of other Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) products including VMware Integrated OpenStack, VMware Virtual SAN 6, VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, VMware vCloud Suite 6, and VMware vSphere with Operations Management 6. vSphere 6 is the latest release of the Read more...

CoreOS Now Supported on VMware vSphere 6 and VMware vCloud Air

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By Mark Lohmeyer, vice president of product management and marketing, Cloud Platform, VMware Editor’s Note: This post, initially published on March 9, 2015, was updated on March 13, 2015 to reflect that CoreOS is now supported on vSphere 6. A key driver behind vSphere’s popularity and broad adoption in the enterprise has been VMware’s commitment Read more...

What’s All the Buzz About Software-Defined Storage?

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By now, you’ve more than likely heard something about Software-Defined Storage. With every mention of the term, you may be wondering, “What does it mean for me?” Wonder no longer! The VMware Software-Defined Storage approach enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model, driving transformation through the hypervisor, bring to storage the same operational efficiency that Read more...

vSphere 6 – Clarifying the misinformation

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With the Announcement of vSphere 6 this week there is a lot of information being published by various sources. Some of that information is based on old beta builds and is much different than what we’ll see in the final product. In this post I aim to correct some of the information based on the Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0

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It is with great pleasure and joy that I like to announce the official launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, one of VMware’s most innovative software-defined storage products and the best hypervisor-converged storage platform for virtual machines. Virtual SAN 6.0 delivers a vast variety of enhancements, new features to the as well as performance and scalability Read more...

vSphere Virtual Volumes

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Today VMware announced the release of vSphere 6.0 and with this announcement comes the official release of vSphere Virtual Volumes. vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) is VMware’s new management & integration framework designed to deliver a more efficient operational model for external storage. vSphere Virtual Volumes implements the core tenants of the VMware SDS vision to Read more...

Announcing vSphere 6: Virtualize Applications with Confidence

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Today, VMware announces vSphere 6, the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization platform, and the first major release of the flagship product in more than three years (read the press release).  vSphere 6 is packed with 650-plus new features and innovations that will empower users to virtualize applications with confidence by delivering increased scale and Read more...

VMware Virtual SAN: File Services with NexentaConnect

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NexentaConnect for Virtual SAN is a software-defined storage solution designed specifically to deliver file service on top of Virtual SAN. This solution complements Virtual SAN by delivering a software-based NAS capabilities that add enterprise-class Windows and UNIX-based file services without the need for any additional hardware purchase to augment the virtual machine storage provided by Read more...

New Release: vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d

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Today VMware released an update to its vCenter Server management solution. vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442329 vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d Installation Package | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442328 vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442330 Please make sure to review Read more...

SAP HANA Now Supported on VMware vSphere 5.5 for Production Scenarios

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Eighteen months ago at SAP SAPPHIRE Madrid 2012, VMware presented impressive performance data showcasing SAP HANA running on vSphere. At that time, vSphere 5.1 received support from SAP to run SAP HANA for non-production scenarios. After an extended and successful joint testing program with SAP, we’re proud to announce that vSphere 5.5 has achieved production support Read more...