VMware's mature hypervisor and extensive ecosystem of management tools make it a leader in the virtualization market. Over the past few years, the company's focus has been on the increasing popularity and demand for cloud platforms and containers.
Partnerships with AWS and Pivotal give users some insight into VMware's strategy. Essentially, it's a head-in-the-clouds, feet-on-the-ground approach. The AWS partnership enables admins to migrate workloads to the cloud and connect on-premises deployments to VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware is also aiming to integrate Pivotal Container Service with vSphere so admins can effectively use and manage containers and VMs in the same environment.
Updates to vSAN, and NSX especially, are also key to the company's strategy. Hyper-converged storage, software-defined networking and microsegmentation all help to ease workload management efforts and provide support for containerized applications.
Although new initiatives and updates to established products are announced all the time, the biggest news is usually reserved for VMware's annual user conference.
VMworld 2018 U.S. will take place Sunday, August 26th through Thursday, August 30th at the convention center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Check out our full coverage leading up to and during the event, including news from the show floor.
1SDDC and virtualization-
News and updates about VMware's software-defined data center and virtualization offerings
VMware will no longer support vSphere 5.5 as of Sept. 19, 2018. As such, IT shops need to decide whether or not to upgrade. Continue Reading
NSX microsegmentation combined with AppDefense provides something akin to hyper-segmentation, which applies isolation within services all the way down to the process level. Continue Reading
NSX-T, which is for non-vSphere-based infrastructures, doesn't quite offer the same feature set as NSX for vSphere. However, version 2.1 does include integration with Pivotal Container Service. Continue Reading
2Container and cloud news-
Explore VMware's cloud computing and container
In the past, product news has taken the spotlight at VMware's annual user conference, but, recently, partnerships have been among the big announcements. Will this be the case for 2018? Continue Reading
Get some insight on VMware Cloud on AWS pricing, which is based on the number of provisioned hosts and whether admins use on-demand or reserved consumption, and Elastic Compute Cloud pricing. Continue Reading
3End-user computing news-
The latest advancements in VMware desktop and end-user computing
Create a VDI test deployment with VMware Workstation by following this step-by-step tutorial. Using this method, admins can test out their deployment before moving users to virtual desktops. Continue Reading
VMRC is an application that adds remote console functionality to vSphere Web Client. Use it to access VMs from remote clients and to perform console and device operations. Continue Reading
VMware Workspace One Intelligence, Mobile Flows and support for the Microsoft Graph API for Intune are all general availability now. Keep an eye out for Workspace One Trust Network and AirLift. Continue Reading
The cloud-based model and application portal of VMware Workspace One made it a good fit for Western Digital, which was looking for a way to integrate technologies and workflows. Continue Reading
This tool gathers performance and usage data in VMware and Citrix VDI deployments and has a customizable interface. Learn how the product works with this in-depth article. Continue Reading
4Best of VMworld Awards-
Best of VMworld Awards
Read the updated rules, criteria and categories for the Best of VMworld 2018 U.S. Awards before nominating a product to ensure it meets the requirements. Continue Reading