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VMware provides on-premises cloud connectivity to vSphere, vSAN

VMware provides on-premises cloud connectivity to vSphere, vSAN
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VMware provides on-premises cloud connectivity to vSphere, vSAN

VMware is taking its core vSphere virtualization and vSAN hyperconverged software

VMware is upgrading vSphere virtualization and vSAN hyperconverged software packages to better manage and efficiently merge on-premises applications with cloud-based resources.

The company introduced two subscription-based offerings: vSphere+ and vSAN+ that integrate cloud connectivity into both, enabling cloud services for workloads running on vSphere, but specifically focused on on-premises applications. The packages will include all the necessary components such as VMware vCenter instances, VMware ESXi hosts, Tanzu Standard Runtime and Tanzu Mission Control Essentials and support.

“Despite the recent trend of moving to the cloud, many customers choose to keep many of their workloads on-premises or at the edge for a variety of reasons, including data privacy, security, or in some cases , applications may have different performance requirements. and latency,” said Weiguo He, senior director of product marketing at VMware. “Here we are bringing cloud services and features to private data center workloads, giving customers the best of both worlds.”

with the new services, customers deploy a cloud gateway on-premises and connect the gateway to VMware Cloud Console workloads on other platforms, he said. Organizations can then register any number of vCenters in the console and convert them to subscriptions. There are no interruptions to the host or workloads, which remain on-premises.

Both vSphere+ and vSAN+, which will be available in late July, can be managed through the VMware Cloud Console, which offers global inventory, configuration, alerting, management and security status for on-premises deployments, according to VMware executives.

Administrators will also be able to perform certain operational tasks from the VMware Cloud Console, such as provisioning virtual machines on any existing vSphere cluster or vSAN datastores, the company said. Additionally, organizations will be able to quickly add other cloud services, such as security and disaster recovery, and add additional compute or cloud storage capacity as needed, He said.

The goal is to manage cloud resources across private on-premises clouds and multiple public clouds from a single console.

The new services stem from the company’s roadmap known as Project Arctic, which promises to bring multi-cloud within the reach of vSphere customers by integrating cloud connectivity natively into vSphere. That would make vSphere cloud-aware and make hybrid cloud the default operating model, VMware executives said.

VMware’s new packages come on the heels of an IDC report that estimated that half of server and storage infrastructure spending in 2021 was driven by on-premises deployments. IDC expects these investments to continue to grow over the next five years at a compound annual growth rate of 2.9%, reaching $77.5 billion in 2026.

Researchers found that 71% of survey respondents expected to move all or part of their workloads currently running in the public cloud to a private IT environment within the next two years. Only 13% expect to run entirely on a public cloud.

VMware’s competitors are also getting in on the act, with HPE this week announcing new GreenLake services that target enterprise on-premises deployments. The company launched GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise, which enables users to integrate private cloud applications within the GreenLake framework. The service opens up options for organizations subject to heavy regulations, or those with operational concerns about putting their data in the public cloud, the company said.

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