Newly Available Product Releases Enable Customers to Intelligently Manage Workloads and Protect Against and Rapidly Recover From Disasters
PALO ALTO, CA, Sep 14, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- VMware, Inc. VMW, -0.72% a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced the general availability of VMware Integrated OpenStack 2, VMware Site Recovery Manager(TM) 6.1, VMware Virtual SAN(TM) 6.1, VMware vRealize(TM) Log Insight(TM) 3, VMware vRealize Operations(TM) 6.1 and VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering to help organizations build secure and protected software-defined data centers and increase IT agility.
Featuring the industry's most complete product portfolio for implementing and operating a software-defined data center, VMware today has advanced the capabilities of:
--  VMware Integrated OpenStack 2 - VMware Integrated OpenStack 2 is based
    on the OpenStack Kilo release, making it current with upstream OpenStack
    code, and includes an industry-first seamless upgrade capability from
    Icehouse. New enhancements make VMware-based OpenStack clouds more
    scalable, performant and resilient, with new features that improve IT's
    ability to gather meaningful and actionable data on cloud resource
    utilization. Try it here.
--  VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1 - VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1
    integrates with VMware NSX(TM) 6.2, enabling IT to use network
    virtualization to simplify disaster recovery management and accelerate
    recovery in the software-defined data center. It now also orchestrates
    the live migration of VMs at scale between sites by automating cross-
    vCenter(TM) vMotion® operations, enabling zero downtime disaster avoidance
    and data center migrations. VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1 includes
    support for stretched cluster solutions including EMC VPLEX, Hitachi
    Virtual Storage Platform and IBM San Volume Controller. It now also
    interoperates with vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management to enable
    automatic, policy-based disaster protection for VMs. Learn more here.
--  VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 - VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 increases data
    protection options for business-critical environments with the new
    Stretched Cluster feature providing zero-point Recovery Point Objective
    (RPO) and enhanced VMware vSphere® Replication(TM) providing five-minute
    RPO. Additionally, VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 enables new advanced
    management and monitoring through deep integration with VMware vRealize
    Operations and the new Virtual SAN Health Check Plug-In for performance
    monitoring, root cause analysis and capacity planning. Try the
    evaluation here.
--  VMware vRealize Log Insight 3 - New features include double the scale
    and performance up to 15,000 messages per second, improvements in fault
    tolerance around clustering, new charting options and query snapshots,
    improved integration with VMware vRealize Operations, and enhanced Big
    Data style query execution. Learn more here.
--  VMware vRealize Operations 6.1 - With new Intelligent Workload
    Management capabilities, VMware vRealize Operations 6.1 enables
    customers to visualize how their workloads are loaded across clusters,
    VMware vCenter Servers and data centers. The new release recommends
    optimal placement of workloads and balances the workloads across
    clusters. Operating system and application monitoring is now available
    natively in VMware vRealize Operations 6.1 to help IT proactively
    identify and avoid potential issues across infrastructure and
    application stacks. Learn more here.
--  VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering - VMware vSphere APIs for IO
    Filtering enables ecosystem partners including Asigra, EMC, Infinio,
    PrimaryIO, Samsung, SanDisk and StorageCraft to offer third-party
    software-based data services such as replication and caching. These data
    services are fully integrated in vSphere and managed through vSphere
    Storage Policy-Based Management, which is the same framework used to
    manage all the software-defined storage services in vSphere.
New Coursework and Hands-on Labs Now Available
VMware Education Services will be offering an instructor-led course on VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1. The course "VMware Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1]" will be available at on September 28.
Customers, partners and prospects can also test drive the newly available solutions such as VMware Integrated OpenStack, VMware Site Recovery Manager, VMware Virtual SAN and VMware vRealize Operations Insight(TM) via the VMware Hands-on Labs Online. VMware Hands-on Labs is the easiest way to explore new and existing products at no charge. (+)

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