5 Things From VMworld US

Here’s five things from the US leg of VMworld 2015 I’m looking forward to finding out more about at the European event in October.

  1. Project A2- The Enterprise Mobile Management of Airwatch coupled with the application delivery of App Volumes. Could this be another tool for our “Any App, Any Device, Any Where” toolbox?
  1. VSAN, VVols, and more- There’s a lot of new storage options out there to support a vSphere 6 Virtual environment, so I’m planning on spending some time fighting through the vJargon and finding out which bits are best for the future of the infrastructure I manage.
  2. Cross-Cloud vMotion. Live migrations of VMs between clouds is (in my opinion) a vital component of the public/private/hybrid Virtual Infrastructure Model. And coupled with the long-distance vMotion features this could be a big step forward.

“Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve just witnessed history.”

Yangbing Li speaking about cross cloud vMotion capability.

  1. Software Defined Data Centre- There was lots of content about the SDDC, the latest iteration of VMware’s modern Virtualisation Architecture, integrating Storage and Network virtualisation into the Server virtualisation package. I’ve got several related breakouts already in my Session Planner around this, both from the technical point of view but also looking at how an organisation can change and benefit from the technology.
  2. Ready for Any?- The tagline of the conference is “Ready for Any”, but several people have commented that perhaps this is “Any VMware product”. Despite this we’re starting to see more interaction with Microsoft- an MS Exec was even onstage during a Keynote talking Windows 10 and a demo of App Volumes working alongside SCCM, so perhaps the utopia of “any VM vMotioning between any vendors’ cloud” will soon be possible.

I should also give a quick mention to Terkel Olsen’s comprehensive T-Shirt Reviews.