So the last couple of days have all been about VMworld, with the keynotes being fullpacked regarding to updates and new stuff that are coming. The list is long with updates and rebranding of different products and new suites that are available. A funny story thou is that VMware releasted today a Workspace Suite (Which looks exactly like the suite that Citrix is selling, “the market guys should really learn how to use Google”)
The one thing that I find annoying with Vmware is the ability to actually describe what a product does. On their website its not common to find a good describtion of their long list of products, so I decided to make one for you instead, hopefully this comes handy for some
and note this is super short.
vSphere: This is VMware’s hypervisor
vCenter: This is their management software to manage vSphere servers.
vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Replication and recovery/failover to S2S
vCenter Orchestrator: Workflow and process automation software.
vCenter Log Insight: Log analysis tool
vCenter Operations Manager: Monitoring software against the virtual layer and hardware
vCenter Hyperic: Agent based monitoring software against operatingsystem and application and services.
vCenter Converter: P2V utility
vCenter Configuration Manager: Configuration and Compliance management.
NSX: Network virtualization and security platform.
vSphere Data Protection Manager: Backup software
vCloud Air: A Hybrid Cloud solution, allows customers to extend their datacenter to VMware’s datacenters.
vCloud Director: A private cloud IaaS solution
vCloud Connector: Connects private cloud and the public cloud within a single management
vCloud Automation Center: Self-service catalog with the ability to create service templates
VSAN: Virtualised Software-defined Storage
VVOL: The ability to move much of the managmeent capabilities frmo the SAN to the VM level
vRealize Air Automation: The ability to provision and manage infrastructure and services across public/private clouds
Horizon: End user platform to deliver VDI/RDS solutions.
Now VMware has also created some new bundles.
Workspace Suite: Contains Horizon, AirWatch and WorkSpace Portal
EVO RAIL: A Prebuilt architecture which is going to be prebundled from specific OEM vendors. Which contains vSphere, vCenter, VSAN, Log insight.