Today has been busy with numerous announcements from VMware during the VMworld keynote. Therefore, I wanted to write down the announcements and what it all means (without the marketing fluff) just to get a better understanding of what the unique features/enhancements/products are.

NOTE: This post is currently being updated with more content as soon as I get more information.

  • GA of VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts ( Announcing availability of VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts – Cloud Blog – VMware)
  • Project Arctic (Beta program here –> Microsoft Forms (office.com) ) (Project Arctic will bring multi-cloud to the fingertips of vSphere customers, by natively integrating cloud connectivity into vSphere – making vSphere cloud-aware, and making hybrid cloud the “default” operating model.)
  • Project Capitola (Tech Preview) software-defined memory implementation that will provide the best price-performance ratio for current and next-gen applications by aggregating memory tiers across DRAM, PMEM, NVMe
  • Project Dawn Control
  • Project Cascade – (will provide a unified Kubernetes interface for both on-demand infrastructure (IaaS) and containers (CaaS) across VMware Cloud – available through an open command line interface (CLI), APIs, or a GUI dashboard.)
  • Tanzu Community Edition (Tanzu Community EditionVMware Tanzu Community Edition is a full-featured, easy-to-manage Kubernetes platform for learners and users
  • VMware SASE
  • VMware CASB
  • VMware Cloud Director 10.3 release (Not unique for VMworld, but still fairly new –> Just Released VMware Cloud Director 10.3 – Partner News )
  • VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Now Supports NVIDIA GPUs in Amazon Web Services and Azure
  • Updates to VMware Cloud Automation
    • vRealize Automationwill provide enhanced capabilities for Microsoft Azure provisioning, diagnostics, and analytics.
      • Manage Kubernetes namespace proliferation using VMware vSphere with Tanzu integration
      • vRealize Code Stream support for Kubernetes workload release automation
    • vRealize Operationswill monitor all AWS services, including custom metrics, and enhance its support for monitoring Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform services.
      • App-aware troubleshooting with extensive support for over 200 apps using open Telegraf agents and its ecosystem of plugins
      • Enhanced app definition, modeling, and workflows
      • Updated Kubernetes management pack
      • New UI and the ability to see all endpoints in one place, in-product guides, journey maps, and integrated trial and subscription experience with VMware Cloud on AWS
    • vRealize AI Cloud
    • Enhancements to VMware vSAN optimization and expand to additional use cases.
      • Beta!  Storage Policy Genie*
      • Beta!  Smart Initial Workload deployment and sizing*
      • Tech Preview!  vDS Network optimization
  • Dell Technologies APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud (a type of IaaS service, where you rent hardware from Dell with VMware Cloud Announcing Dell Technologies APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud – Cloud Blog – VMware
  • New VMware vRealize Cloud Universal edition will include VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud
  • vRealize is the control plane for VMware Cloud
      • Azure VMware Solutions with new monitoring, provisioning, and end-to-end network visibility.
      • Google Cloud VMware Engine with new monitoring, provisioning, log analytics, and end-to-end network visibility.
      • Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with new monitoring, provisioning, log analytics, and end-to-end network visibility.
  • VMware vRealize Cloud Management enhancements
  • VMware Marketplace
  • VMware Cross Cloud Services
  • VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery
  • VMware Telco Cloud Platform
  • Tanzy Application Platform (New capabilities)
  • VMware Edge (Compute Stack)
  • Project Ensemble
  • Project Monterey (Introducing the SmartNIC which is a NIC with a general-purpose CPU, out-of-band management, and virtualized device functionality Announcing Project Monterey – Redefining Hybrid Cloud Architecture – VMware vSphere Blog)
  • CloudHealth Secure State Improvements: will include contextual Kubernetes security posture management.
  • VMware Tanzu Service Mesh
  • Service Mesh and Kubernetes Security
  • vSphere 7.0 Update 3 (support of the NVMe/TCP storage protocol, Enhanced the Virtual Machine (VM) Service which allows developers to provision VMs using Kubernetes commands. New vCenter Server plug-in for NSX)
  • VMware Cloud with Tanzu Services (Free of Charge)
  • Tanzu Misson Control Starter Plan
  • VMware Workspace ONE XR Hub (Beta)
  • Stretched Cluster support for environments as small as two hosts improves resiliency for VMware Cloud on AWS customers of all sizes.

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