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#VMworld2016: VMware Unveils Raft of New Releases to Advance Cross-Cloud Architecture

Today at VMworld 2016 in Barcelona, VMware announced new releases of its compute, storage and cloud management solutions to help IT operations teams more efficiently run, manage and secure their traditional and modern applications on- or off-premises. The new releases of VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN and VMware vRealize Automation all introduce support for containers, enabling developers to become more productive and IT to easily run containerized applications in production.

  • VMware vSphere 6.5 Delivers Simplified Customer Experience, Comprehensive Built-In Security and Support for Running Modern, Containerized Applications in Production Today
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6.5 Supports Containerized and Physical Workloads, 512e Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives, and Two-node Direct Connect for Remote Office/Branch Office Environments
  • VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 Introduces Container Management and New Out-of-the-Box Integration with Microsoft Azure

These new releases advance VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture, which enables customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment. The Cross-Cloud Architecture delivers consistent deployment models, security policies, visibility and governance for all applications, running on- and off-premises, regardless of the underlying cloud, hardware platform or hypervisor.

“We’re thrilled with the innovations, the new products, the technology,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, speaking on stage at the event. “Again, we will face forward to the future.”

“Some researchers have suggested that the efficiency and scale of the cloud will lead to a decrease in the overall IT budget, but I firmly disagree,” he continued. “We believe that a cloud that makes IT more accessible, more efficient, more operational, becomes a force to expand IT.”

Enterprises count on their hybrid cloud environments to boost business agility and accelerate application deployment on the path to digital transformation, added Raghu Raghuram, executive vice-president and general manager, Software-Defined Data Center Division, VMware.

“These new releases will deliver significant new customer benefits including support for containerized applications in production and simplifying operations at scale with these new releases. They represent important building blocks of our Cross-Cloud Architecture to help customers scale out their hybrid clouds.” 

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