VMware’s new product suite – headlined by vSphere 5 – is promising more than 200 new and enhanced capabilities as the vendor seeks to address increasing cloud demands.
vSphere 5 claims to support virtual machines that are as much as four times more powerful than previous versions, with up to 1TB of memory and 32 virtual CPUs. This equates to being able to process over a million I/O operations per second.
It also includes Auto-Deploy, Profile-Driven Storage and Storage DNS features, which combined can save administrators of large virtual environments substantial time.
Additionally, the new product suite features vShield 5, vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5 and vCloud Director 1.5.
vShield 5 contains new data security capabilities that will enable IT to identify risk exposures resulting from unprotected sensitive data, isolate applications with different levels of trust and migrate security policies as data and applications move between different virtual systems and apply the same policies in public clouds.
vCenter Site Recovery Manager features new automated failback and planned migration capabilities, and vCloud Director 1.5 is able to reduce the time required to produce new servers; as low as five seconds, VMware claims.
“With vSphere 5 and our cloud infrastructure suite, VMware is helping customers accelerate towards more efficient and automated cloud infrastructure, redefining how resources are managed and secured, and ultimately, driving a more productive relationship between IT and the businesses they serve," VMware CEO, Paul Maritz, said.