We covered what we could at this week’s VMworld in San Francisco, and there’s still more coverage to come. But at a show this large (population 22,000, according to pressroom word-of-mouth), we couldn’t get to everything.
Here’s a summary of the VMware partners’ news that touched on our areas of coverage, including software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing, and DevOps.
… VMware and HP are teaming up for an extended partnership that aims to simplify adoption of the software-defined data center and hybrid cloud. The agreement builds on the HP-VMware NSX network virtualization partnership by extending the capabilities to HP Helion OpenStack and HP ConvergedSystem products.
… VMware and Tufin announced what they’re calling the first security policy orchestration for NSX environments. The joint offering, which extends Tufin’s capabilities through the NSX platform, is meant to streamline microsegmentation across physical and virtual networks.
… SolidFire introduced its AI for Virtual Infrastructure, an all-flash storage system that now will support Cisco and VMware in addition to OpenStack. The company’s latest addition to its Agile Infrastructure family uses a pre-validated reference design to help consolidate mixed workloads.
… Aeroflex’s TeraVM and EnterpriseWeb teamed up to demonstrate dynamic policy enforcement for “secure and robust” bring-your-own-device (BYOD) management. This enables EnterpriseWeb to make security decisions based on its assessments of available virtual security gateways to drive BYOD policy enforcement.
… Electric Cloud introduced its enterprise-grade tools for DevOps and continuous delivery in the cloud. The Enterprise DevOps Cloud software for VMware vCloud Air automates software build, test, deployment, and release tasks in the cloud, and it allows teams to use a single console to share control and visibility of distributed infrastructure.
… Riverbed announced that its traffic manager, services controller, and WAN optimization are certified to run on VMware’s vCloud Air, meaning they’re mong the first products to be technically validated to work seamlessly within vCloud Air.
… Mellanox, with VMware and Micron, showed off a joint design for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment. It consists of three servers running VMware vSphere and VMware Virtual SAN, each with one Mellanox ConnectX-3 10-Gb/s Ethernet NIC, two Micron 1.4TByte solid-state drives and six hard disk drives. Combined, the three servers are designed to support 360 virtual desktops with less than five minutes of boot time.
… Mellanox also collaborated with Zadara Storage to debut iSER VPSA a high-performance storage as a service (STaaS) offering for private clouds. The virtual private storage array adds Mellanox 40 GB Ethernet technology for iSER RDMA to deliver lower latency and higher transactional rates for databases.
… KEMP Technologies announced a number of ADC software products that more tightly integrate with VMware’s cloud platform. KEMP now offers hybrid cloud integration, a virtual infrastructure operations console, a log analytics tool, and performance optimization for enterprise applications. KEMP’s Virtual LoadMaster also achieved VMware Ready status for vCloud Air.
… Brocade expanded its Solid State Ready program to offer new testing options for software-defined data centers. The program tests all-flash and hybrid arrays running VMware and other applications on Brocade fabrics. The new tests include Ethernet-based fabrics, solution testing, and market development investments.
And don’t miss the rest of this week’s VMworld coverage at SDNCentral:
- VMware’s EVO Doesn’t Scare Nutanix
- Nutanix Raises the Stakes by Raising $140M More
- Quanta Shows Off a VMware EVO:RACK (But Doesn’t Ship Yet)
- Dell & F5 Strike Partnerships With VMware NSX
- VMworld: VMware Gets Its Hands Dirty in Hardware, OpenStack, and Containers
- VMware NSX Puts the Spotlight on Security
- VMware Declares Docker Containers Are Friends, Not Foes