Arraya Insights | August 30, 2017
Day two of VMworld 2017 brought with it even more news and announcements from the software virtualization giant. Once again, members of the Arraya team were there with pencils in hand, to capture the most important stories breaking out in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at some of the biggest announcements they witnessed during the second day of VMworld 2017 – as well as what they could mean for businesses.
- Pat Gelsinger introduced Michael Dell for a bit of Q&A, discussing things like improving their support and reducing hold times. They introduced a new technology called VMware Skyline, where customers can install a collector in their environment that uses machine learning to analyze their environment. It can alert customers if they deviate from best practices, based on VMware’s Validated Designs. Today Skyline is available to customers with VMware’s Premier support offerings, however customers with Production Support will be able to utilize Skyline next year. Currently Skyline supports vSphere and NSX but will be expanded to support other products in the future.
- VMware also announced a partnership between VMware, Pivotal and Google Cloud, introducing Pivotal Container Service (PKS) which delivers Kubernetes containers on VMware vSphere and Google Cloud Platform, compatible with the Google Container Engine. The new product will integrate with other VMware products including NSX, vRealize Automation and Wavefront.
- Other announcements include Horizon 7.3 which extends Skype for Business support to RDS-based published apps and desktops. Linux endpoints are also now supported. Other RDS enhancements include the ability to spin-up sessions prior to a user login, and allowing them to remain active after a disconnect. This means users will have faster load times for their apps. IT can also publish app shortcuts to a user’s Windows start menu to make them appear alongside native apps.
- VMware also recently released the PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliance management packs for vSphere for vRealize Operations Advanced edition. The Advanced edition is included with all editions of vRealize and vCloud Suite and also available as an upgrade for customers that own vSphere with Operations Management.
Put the news from VMworld into action
Want to keep the conversation going around these latest announcement from VMworld? The Arraya team is ready to answer any questions you might have. In addition, once they make their way back east, our team members will be available to meet one-on-one to discuss these stories, what they mean for your business, and to help you plan out the future of your data center. Schedule your meeting today by visiting us at: https://www.arrayasolutions.com/contact-us/.
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