Aug 26 2019

VMworld 2019: VMware Empowers Hybrid Cloud Platforms

The company introduced cloud offerings that help customers migrate and modernize applications in a hybrid cloud environment.

Today’s organizations often operate in a hybrid cloud environment with the goal of achieving an optimal setting for their applications as well as the benefits of agility, cost savings and improved continuity. However, this environment has changed over the years as organizations have increasingly adopted a multicloud approach.

At the start of the VMworld 2019 conference Monday in San Francisco, VMware announced several hybrid cloud innovations intended to make it easier for organizations to migrate, modernize and manage their workloads. These new and expanded offerings are intended for developers, IT operators and security professionals to help them build, run and manage systems and applications in a more consistent manner.

In a news release, VMware emphasized that VMware Cloud allows organizations to do this all while avoiding the risk, effort and cost associated with refactoring their applications. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger shared in Monday’s keynote presentation that the company plans to enable a consistent hybrid cloud platform across all major public clouds — AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and IBM Cloud — as well as over 60 worldwide VMware Cloud partners.

“No other vendor spans the hybrid cloud as broadly or as comprehensively as VMware,” said Raghu Raghuram, COO of products and services for the company, in the release. “Our hybrid cloud platform is resonating strongly with customers and these innovations will further accelerate our cloud leadership, as we deliver an unparalleled level of consistent infrastructure and operations, from the data center to the cloud to the edge.

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Consistency Is Key Across the Company’s Cloud Offerings

During the keynote presentation, Gelsinger focused on the company’s vision and multicloud strategy. Each new offering announced related to the VMware Cloud Foundation will help provide organizations consistent infrastructure across the data center, cloud and edge:

  • VMware Tanzu: This suite of products and services took the spotlight during the keynote. VMware Tanzu is designed to make organizations rethink how they build software on Kubernetes. “Since Java, we haven’t seen a technology as critical as Kubernetes,” said Gelsinger during the keynote. Through a build, run and manage approach, this product suite capitalizes on existing technology investments, enabling organizations to enhance their development of modern apps on vSphere.
  • VMware Cloud on Dell EMC: This co-engineered cloud service delivered as a service will offer data centers on-premises and at the edge simplified, secure and scalable infrastructure. This service, which is critical to Dell Technologies’ Cloud Data Center as a Service solution and integrated heavily with Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure, is entirely managed by VMware and is backed by VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX.
  • Foundation for the Hybrid Cloud: Recent updates to VMware vSphere and vSAN, the key components that make up VMware Cloud Foundation, are helping to deliver enhanced platform performance as well as container-ready infrastructure. The vSphere update, which includes support for multiple NVIDIA GRID virtual GPUs per virtual machine, streamlines operations while simultaneously enabling the platform to run heavier workloads. As for vSan, the latest update is designed to support consistent operations across hybrid clouds.

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