Innovation is like a playground with endless possibilities, and Broadcom and VMware are teaming up to create the ultimate tech amusement park! Think of Broadcom as the roller coaster, with its organic growth and acquisition adventures, built upon the legacy of tech pioneers like AT&T Bell Labs and Hewlett Packard. Together with VMware, they're on a mission to take virtualization technology to new heights!
Broadcom recently stated they are so committed to innovation that they're splurging an extra $2 billion annually to unlock customer value. Half of that goes into mind-blowing research and development (R&D), while the other half is about turbocharging VMware solutions deployment through professional partner services like CDW. It's like giving virtualization a jetpack!
Picture this: enterprises constructing their own next-gen software-defined data centers, either on-premises or in private clouds. No more being held hostage by mixed cloud environments! With Broadcom's help, VMware's technology will become even easier to use, combining the productivity, efficiency, and resiliency of public clouds with the convenience of on-prem and private cloud environments. It's a virtualization extravaganza!
But wait, there's more! Broadcom wants everyone to enjoy the multi-cloud party. They're extending VMware's software stack to run and manage workloads across private and public clouds. Imagine effortlessly running your applications anywhere you please, with a smooth transition from on-prem to any cloud platform you fancy. It's like having a personal cloud party planner!
Broadcom is bringing the fun to VMware's professional services capabilities. They're investing in external partners and professional services support with the likes of CDW and others to make sure enterprises can deploy private clouds like a pro. With Broadcom's backing, VMware can now support more customers, team up with global system integrators, and double down on professional services. It's like the tech equivalent of a grand expansion pack!
Broadcom's business model is all about the evolution of technology. They believe that by constantly improving what they do best, they can create a roadmap to greatness. And when Broadcom unlocks VMware's potential, the tech industry and customers everywhere will reap the rewards. It's like opening a treasure trove of innovation!
So buckle up, tech enthusiasts, because Broadcom and VMware are joining forces to create an incredible tech adventure, where the possibilities are endless, the innovation is thrilling, and the fun never stops! Let's ride the wave of innovation together!
vSphere 8.0 Update 1 is the latest release of this platform, and it comes with a host of new features and capabilities that enhance the efficiency and reliability of IT operations.
One of the key new features is the vSphere Configuration Profiles, which allows you to manage ESXi cluster configurations by specifying a desired host configuration at the cluster level. This means that you can define a set of configuration settings that you want all hosts in a cluster to conform to, such as firewall rules, user accounts, and network settings. You can then automate the scanning of ESXi hosts for compliance to the specified desired configuration and remediate any host that is not compliant. This helps you ensure consistent and secure configurations across your infrastructure.
To use vSphere Configuration Profiles, you need to use vSphere Lifecycle Manager images to manage your cluster lifecycle, a vSphere 8.0 Update 1 environment, and either an Enterprise Plus or vSphere+ license.
vSphere 8.0 Update 1 also adds support for various technologies such as NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs to server designs from Lenovo and Dell, AMD Genoa CPU-based server designs from Dell, and UPTv2 for NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs. It also removes the requirement that all vGPUs on a physical GPU must be of the same type and allows you to set different vGPU profiles, such as compute, graphics, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure workload, on one GPU to save cost by higher GPU utilization and reduced workload fragmentation.
Another major enhancement in vSphere 8.0 Update 1 is the integration of VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics with vCenter. This self-service diagnostics platform is integrated with the vSphere Client and allows you to detect and remediate issues in your vSphere environment. Additionally, vSphere 8.0 Update 1 introduces VM-level power consumption metrics, which allows vSphere admins to track power consumption at a VM level to support the environmental, social, and governance goals of your organization.
vSphere 8.0 Update 1 also adds support for NVSwitch, which enables you to run high-performance computing (HPC) and AI applications such as deep learning, scientific simulations, and big data analytics, which require multiple GPUs working together in parallel. Moreover, vSphere 8.0 Update 1 allows you to use third-party identity security provider Okta to log in simultaneously to vCenter and NSX Manager by using the same token and password.
Other enhancements in vSphere 8.0 Update 1 include support for Fault Tolerance of virtual machines that use a virtual TPM (vTPM) module, Quick Boot support for servers with TPM 2.0 chips, vSphere API for Storage Awareness (VASA) version 5 for vSphere Virtual Volumes, sidecar files become regular files in Config-vVol instead of vSphere Virtual Volumes objects, increased default capacity for vSphere Virtual Volumes objects of type Config-vVol, and NVMe over TCP support for vSphere Virtual Volumes.
Finally, vSphere 8 Update 1 adds support for NVMe over TCP for vSphere Virtual Volumes. NVMe is a protocol for accessing non-volatile memory, such as solid-state drives (SSDs), over a high-speed interface. With NVMe over TCP, you can use this high-speed protocol to access storage over a standard TCP/IP network, providing faster performance and lower latency than traditional storage protocols like iSCSI or NFS. This can help you improve the performance of your storage-intensive workloads, such as databases or big data analytics.
VMware vSphere 8.0 Update 1 is a major upgrade that offers many new features and capabilities that improve the efficiency and reliability of IT operations.