Designed to dramatically simplify the build out and ongoing operations of software-defined data center at scale, today at VMworld® 2015, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced VMware EVO™ SDDC™ and VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.1.
Serving as the foundation of VMware’s Unified Hybrid Cloud platform, the software-defined data center extends the virtualization principles of abstraction, pooling and automation across all data center resources and services. As a result, a software-defined data center is designed to be dramatically more efficient. By extending virtualization across the data center, IT organizations can slash CAPEX by as much as 49 percent[i] while reducing deployment and provisioning time from days to hours.
“Organizations have adopted the software-defined data center architecture to become more agile, responsive and profitable,” said John Gilmartin, vice president and general manager, Integrated Systems Business Unit, VMware. “VMware EVO SDDC will bring to bear the entirety of our innovations across our software-defined data center portfolio in a comprehensive and integrated system that will be easy to deploy, operate and scale.”
With the introduction of VMware EVO SDDC, customers will be able to more easily deploy and operate virtual infrastructure as a service; providing efficiency, agility and control for building and operating private, public and hybrid clouds. VMware EVO SDDC will include foundational components of VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure – VMware vSphere®, VMware Virtual SAN and VMware NSX™ – which will enable the convergence of compute, storage and networking onto a single, integrated layer of software that can run on any commodity x86 infrastructure.
VMware EVO SDDC Manager will provide automated lifecycle management of the entire hardware and VMware integrated software stack, including:
- Compute – VMware vSphere, the industry-defining virtualization solution, delivers a highly available, resilient, on-demand cloud infrastructure to run, protect and manage any application from business-critical to cloud-native applications.
- Storage – VMware Virtual SAN is the ideal storage platform for virtual machines, including business-critical applications.A 64-node VMware Virtual SAN cluster exceeds eight petabytes of storage capacity while delivering up to seven million input/output operations per second (IOPS) with nearly perfect linear scalability.
- Networking – VMware NSX is helping hundreds of customers realize the full potential of a software-defined data center. Integrated within VMware EVO SDDC, VMware NSX reduces the time to provision multi-tier networking and security services from weeks to seconds, abstracting virtual networks from the underlying physical network. VMware NSX also brings security inside the data center through micro-segmentation and automated fine-grained policies tied to the virtual machines.
- Cloud Management – VMware vRealize™ Operations™ provides intelligent operations management across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures using predictive analytics and policy-based automation. The combination of VMware vRealize Operations and VMware vRealize Log Insight™ enables IT teams to combine and analyze structured and unstructured data for end-to-end operations management to help them improve overall performance and avert disruptions.