VMworld 2016: what’s new from VMware

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VMware today announced the new VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture, enabling customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment.

VMware also announced:

# VMware Cloud Foundation, a unified Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) platform that makes it easy for customers to manage and run their SDDC clouds

# Technology Preview of Cross-Cloud Services to showcase how customers can manage, govern, and secure applications running in private and public clouds, including AWS, Azure and IBM Cloud

# VMware vCloud, a disaster recovery offering, for vCloud Air Network partners

# new release of VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager to provide VMware vSphere users zero downtime application migration to VMware vCloud Air

VMware Cloud Foundation delivers the hyper-converged infrastructure for building private clouds that combines VMware’s software (VMware vSphere and VMware Virtual SAN) with network virtualization platform VMware NSX.

VMware SDDC Manager, a core component of VMware Cloud Foundation, helps build and maintain the entire VMware cloud software stack, freeing cloud administrators from the complex and tedious task of installing, configuring, managing and updating their cloud infrastructure. The result is that customers can gain a 6-8x reduction in time to deploy cloud infrastructure, and save 30-40 percent on TCO.

VMware Cloud Foundation offers a as-a-service option that delivers the power of the SDDC in a hybrid cloud environment. IBM is the first VMware vCloud Air Network partner delivering new offerings based on VMware Cloud Foundation with its VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM Cloud offering.

For private clouds, customers can procure turnkey VxRack Systems integrated solutions from EMC today, or combine Cloud Foundation software with qualified VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes from Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and QCT.

vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager enables zero downtime, bi-directional migration of applications, as well as the migration of NSX security policies to vCloud Air Advanced Networking Services.

Customers can move virtual machines up to 20x faster with an optimized network while retaining the same security policies and controls available on-premises, all with the least disruption to the business.