VMworld US 2014 Roundup

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This year’s VMworld 2014 in the U.S. promised to be a doozy and it certainly succeeded!

Although neither Steve nor I could make it in person this year that didn’t stop us being glued to our Twitter feeds and Blogger-verse to glean every last morsel of information we could get our paws on to bring you this cracking new Podcast Roundup of what we thought were the important take homes from this year’s conference.

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Sit down; Relax and let Steve and I do the conference floor walking whilst you enjoy the spoils!

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VMworld 2014

The General Session on Tuesday with demos of most of the things we will be talking about has been published on YouTube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP48ucnPQnY

Introducing the VMware EVO Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions

August 25, 2014

ByChris Wolf

http://cto.vmware.com/introducing-vmware-evo-hyper-converged-infrastructure-solutions/

Meanwhile …..

Simplivity Converged Infrastructure Adds Cisco UCS

http://www.simplivity.com/products/omnistack-cisco-ucs/

OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS empowers you with the following:

  1. You can set up global VM-centric policies, manage workloads in the federation and automate common tasks. This allows you to be more agile and efficient, and reduces your operational costs. OmniStack’s VM-centric approach shifts policies from underlying hardware components to workloads, enabling greater mobility and agility.
  2. You gain integrated data protection with VM-level backup policies and WAN-optimized replication to a second site or the cloud for disaster recovery and cost effective, off-site backup.
  3. OmniStack data virtualization platform manages data segments in 4K to 8K chunks and deduplicates redundant segments before data hits disk, eliminating unnecessary read/write IO. Deduplicating, compressing and optimizing data in real time saves IOPS and capacity on primary storage and throughout the workload’s lifecycle

Use Cases:

  1. ROBO/Multi-Site Central Management Projects – SimpliVity and Cisco enable unified Remote Office/Branch Office Management projects by providing data mobility services and the ability to manage remote OmniStack-powered hyperconverged infrastructure from one location and interface
  2. All-in-one IT modernization projects for broad sets of applications including mission-critical applications
  3. Backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity projects
  4. Data migration, as well as merger and acquisition projects
  5. Development, test, and QA projects
  6. Technology refresh projects

vRealize Suite: Managing Your Hybrid Cloud

August 25, 2014

Bymazdamarvasti

http://cto.vmware.com/vmwares-cloud-management-platform-managing-hybrid-cloud/

Welcoming A New Member To The VMware Family – CloudVolumes

August 20, 2014

Bykitcolbert

http://cto.vmware.com/welcoming-new-member-vmware-family-cloudvolumes/

VMware + Containers = Containers without Compromise

August 12, 2014

Bykitcolbert

http://cto.vmware.com/vmware-containers-containers-without-compromise/

VMWorld TV Highlights

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Jeremy Van Doorn (@JCvanDoorn)

Eric Sloof (@esloof)

http://www.vmworld.com/blogs/vmworld/2014/08/30/vmworld-tv-highlights-from-vmworld-2014

  • GiveBack raised $250,000 for charity

 VMware supporting OpenStack

In the same way RedHat supports Open Source Linux VMware is to support OpenStack on vSphere. VMware will provide packaging of OpenStack

 vSphere 6.0 in Beta

….. but should be available next year

  • vmtn/vspherebeta – Still under NDA but open Beta
  • Content Library which replicates files such as templates and ISOs between vCenters
  • vMotion cross vSwitch / Portgroup
  • vMotion between vCenters provided they are network accessible. Different everything “vTeleport”
  • Long Distance vMotion upto 100ms downtime. SRM still manages DR but this would allow small numbers of VMs dependent on bandwidth
  • Web Client optimized especially response times. Now more closely reflects the .NET client.
  • .NET client will be updated to manage virtual hardware version 10
  • FT now supports upto 4vCPUs. Instantaneous failover now possible.
  • vVols extended to use external drive pools. All vendors supporting EMC; NetApp; IBM; HP; Dell; etc

Do you have a highlight from VMworld? Let us know in the comments section below and we will try to spotlight it in upcoming editions of the podcast.

http://www.stumchugh.com/Media/vNewsSeptember2014.mp3

Not just another tablet!? – Cisco Cius and VXI

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Cisco now have a new acronym to learn now!  A play of the already popular VDI, Cisco had created VXI which stands for Virtualisation eXperience Infrastructure.  Also to add some new hardware to the pot they have created what every other company in the far east have made at CES this year.  That’s right, a tablet.  It’s called the Cisco Cius.  This does look like a very interesting and useful business tool.  It is essentially a tablet running Android and has 3g connectivity so I can imagine you can make voice phones calls with it.  The cleaver part is that you can dock it to do many other things.  Once docked in your office phone docking station it will be you office VOIP land line number with video conferencing ability as it has a forward facing camera.  Also you can plug a screen keyboard and mouse into the dock and will serve you a VDI desktop.  This is the most business focused tablet I’ve seen so far!