VMware today announced the launch of vSphere 6, its unified platform for hybrid cloud.
The company in a statement said the VMware vSphere 6 features VMware vSphere 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack, VMware Virtual SAN 6, VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, VMware vCloud Suite 6, and VMware vSphere with Operations Management 6.
VMware’s unified platform enables customers to produce a consistent environment across the private and public cloud and to run, protect and manage modern or traditional applications, and spans the following solutions:
VMware vSphere 6, a suitable storage platform for virtual machines, delivers new capabilities to address the needs of business-critical and cloud-native applications. Higher performance, scale and consolidation ratios are some of the promises from VMware vSphere 6.
VMware vSphere 6 offers long distance vMotion, multi-processor fault tolerance, Instant Clone technology, and 3D graphics for desktop virtualization. This new release is also optimized for the latest release of VMware Horizon 6.
VMware Virtual SAN 6 introduces double the scalability and up to four-and-a-half times greater performance in comparison to the previous release. The new release also introduces an all-flash architecture, enterprise-grade snapshots and rack-awareness to protect against complete rack failures.
The new release also introduces automated, rapid, virtual infrastructure costing and consumption reporting based on capabilities delivered within VMware vRealize Business 6 Standard.
To date, HP, IBM, NetApp, and Fujitsu have delivered vSphere Virtual Volumes-enabled products. Atlantis Computing, Dell, Hitachi Data Systems, NEC, NexGen, Pure Storage, Symantec, and Tintri are expected to deliver vSphere Virtual Volumes-enabled storage products in the first-half of 2015.
VMware worked with design partners — Dell, EMC, HP, IBM and NetApp — that were instrumental in defining the direction of the technology.