The virtualization specialist unveiled several new developments. As mentioned in our last post, the converging of VMware and AWS services was hoped for, as well as developments in the VMware ecosystem.

Here are the main takeaway points:

  • The main changes from vSphere 6.7 Update 1 and particularly the disappearance of Flash in favour of HTML5 and the improvement of vSAN, vMotion as well as the appearance of the vCenter Server Converge tool.
  • The Platinum version (available at the beginning of November): VMware Platinum includes vSphere Enterprise and AppDefense to protect applications as well as Micro Adaptive Segmentation with NSX. AppDefense relies on machine learning and behavioural analysis to understand the intended state and behaviour, and to monitor changes in that state. VMware Platinum also includes  $10,000 in credit in the VMware cloud on AWS.
  • Concerning AWS services: Amazon RDS will soon be available in vSphere with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB database support. Note the next round of new data centres to be added to VMware cloud on AWS.
  •  The acquisition of Cloud Health Technologies by VMware, management platform for the multicloud. It allows for the management of costs, security, automation etc., in order to improve TI governance in a cloud computing world.


Regarding announcements for the technological part:

  • VMware NSX-T version 2.3 is now integrated with the new version of vRealize Network Insight 3.9 and manages containers natively.
  •  NSX Cloud allows you to manage network and the security policies at one single site, in a multi-cloud environment, that is on-premise, Azure and AWS compatible.
  • vRealize Operations 7.0 and vRealize Automation 7.5 are part of the new 2018 Vrealize Suite  offering graphical interface harmonization, NSX-T support, a ServiceNow plug-in, Kubernetes cluster support with PKS, and improved multicloud support (AWS, Azure and Google).
  • VMware Pulse IoT Center 2.0: IOT management platform, integrating security and surveillance intrinsically
  • VMware Log Intelligence offers a real-time visibility on infrastructure and application logs in private clouds and AWS via control panels.
  • VMware Workspace ONE 10: a platform offering access control and application and multi-platform management capabilities. It is supported by VMware AirWatch management and application services and is available in vSAN 6.7 Update 1, in local or cloud mode.


On the DevOps side, the catalogue is also expanding with VMWare Cloud Automation Services:

  • VMware Cloud Assembly is a command-line tool that makes it possible to create, manage and deploy objects  (VM, storage, networks, etc.) automatically in the clouds on AWS, Azure, and VMware Cloud on AWS, by using scripts, API, YAML etc.
  • VMware Service Broker is a catalogue of services, containing security and management policies from VM models.
  • VMware Code Stream is a measurement and code management tool.
  • VMware also presented the commercial release of the Kubo project (Kubernetes on Bosh) that allows for the local deployment of Kurbernetes.


From this, three projects have been formalized:

  • The Dimension project consists of the delivery of a SDDC (Software-defined data centre) using an as a service model for remote sites and data centres. VMware is taking charge of infrastructure material and software to allow their clients to focus on their commercial activities.
  • The Concord project is VMware’s blockchain solution, based on open source infrastructure that uses the Byzantine protocol.
  • The Magna project is the introduction of artificial intelligence and Machine Learning for the purpose of optimizing the virtual infrastructure.


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