VMworld Europe 2014 General Session Live (day 2)
In the general session today VMware customers will share their real-world success in a session with President Carl Eschenbach, transforming their businesses with software-defined architectures and solutions. VMware’s CTO Ben Fathi and other VMware technology evangelists will show just how today’s software-defined architectures can be deployed to transform your business. You’ll see innovative uses of VMware technologies across a wide range of use cases – from the data center (from Raghu Raghuram) to the hybrid cloud (from Simone Brunozzi). Follow the VMworld 2014 Europe General Session live, here, on VMGuru.
From the VMworld.com site:
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Here’s the LIVE blog from the VMworld Europe 2014 General session.
5 minutes till lift off for the General Session of day 2
Carl Eschenbach live on stage
Curious which announcements and demos we will see in the next two hours.
This year, 9000 attendees came to VMworld 2014 Europe in Barcelona. A new record.
Driving business with new business models
The center of the software defined enterprise will be the hybrid cloud. Access to apps are crucial, with every device at every time. IT wants to make sure it is done securely.
VMware is delivering on a vision of a Software Defined Data Center
VMware introduced EVO Rail to accelerate the software defined datacenter.
vmware.com/go/ondemand for Hybrid Cloud purposely build
The newly introduced vRealize suite has focus on the hybrid cloud infrastructure to assist organizations to manage their way into this new era.
Technology enables change, people drive change!
SAP’s CIO on stage with Carl to talk about how SAP does cloud
SAP running 70,000 Virtual Machines at the moment
SAP serves training for their products. They serve about 20.000 sessions a year, which is about a 2.1 billion business.
In total, for training and development, SAP spins up 30.000 VM’s monthly
If SAP can virtualize SAP on VMware, you can also!
Next on stage, Vodafone’s Tom Stockwell
Vodafone has been providing hosting infrastructures for their customers for 20 years.
Vodafone moving towards delivering hybrid cloud services for their customers
Vodafone is focussing on software defined data center with automation to provide faster time to market for their customers.
Tom is challenging the audience to focus on their core business and allow complex IT infrastructures to specialized partners.
Raghu Raghuram on stage
In Copenhagen 2010 Raghu Raghuram architectured the SDDC vision
SDDC Momentum through vSphere, vSAN, NSX and so on
VMware’s vRealize Suite is now available. New versions: vRealise Automation (formaly vCAC) version 6.2 and vRealize Operations (Formaly vCOPS) version 6.0
the power of AND, instead of the choice of OR
the power of AND, instead of the choice of OR
EVO stands for Evolution
Ben Fathi, VMware’s CTO, on stage
Ben will demo EVO Rail in a minute, deploy a SDDC in 15 minutes.
The design, four identical nodes with compute, storage and networking
Scale-out EVO Rail to four nodes with four nodes, so 16 in total
Initialize, Build, Config, Deploy
Zero to App in less Than Two Hours
Important thing in EVO is lifecycle management
Ben demo’s the OpenStack deployment on vSphere by VMware
The look of openstack through the vSphere webclient looks and feels like a vCenter screen
vRealize Operations Manager is integrated with the OpenStack environment, displaying the health badges directly in the web client.
Cloud Native-Applications which are build for cloud backend infrastructures
New in vSphere v6 beta is the enhancement of FT or Fault Tollerance, with 4 CPU’s. Now you can virtualize 95% of your traditional apps with full FT.
So we can protect the vCenter now with FT !!!
Also new in vSphere v6 beta is vMotion across vCenter instances. You can move a VM between 2 VC’s to migrate from DC to DC
Cross vCenter vMotion and long distance vMotion makes a migration alot easier
Also long distance vMotion of NSX, allowing real Follow-The-Sun application deliverance
Containers and VMs together, Containers without compromise
A container can be an app of a group of apps, containerized to run anywhere. On a physical server or in a VM.
According to this test, there is no performance difference running a container natively or in a VM.
vRealize Code stream bringing developers and IT together
Demo of code stream, showing containers, hadoop, standard vSphere all together
Retrieve from GoBuild, diving into the whole process on screen
Now focus on vRealize Suite.
vRealize Air, management-as-a-service by VMware for hybrid environments.
compatible with AWS, local VMware infrastructures and running on vCloud Air
Ben demoes vRealize Automation
Web tier, Application tier and Database tier
Ben assigns a ‘Silver’ storage policy to a vApp.
When looking through vCenter Appliance, the storage is based on vSAN
Virtual Volumes now in BETA
vSAN 2.0 also now in BETA
One of the improvements in vSphere 6 will be the performance of the vCenter web client. This has been a major focus point after complaints by a lot of VMware customers.
a sidestep to NSX. NSX will work with ALL network hardware, as long as it has IP connectivity (and support for 1600 bit package length for VX-LAN)
Ben demoes NSX through vRealize Automation, based on policies.
Making security easy for an administrator through policies therefor it is alot easier to be compliant for an organization
Once deployed, the SDN goes live based on the policies set in NSX.
Microsegmetation with distributed firewalling for instance
Also, you can ‘snapshot’ your network. If you make a mistake configuring sometihing, you can return to the snapshot and immediately your problem goes away. No network ever had that functionality.
The Jericho concept 2.0 with microsegmentation for more info on the Jericho concept see http://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-europe-05/bh-eu-05-simmonds.pdf
Now focus on vRealize Operations Manager
vRealize OM now has (better) application awareness. It now also has the physical topology, next to the logical topology.
Management by Policy, All Apps, Open Cloud Infra and Hardware Choice
Raghu leaves the stage, Simone Brunozzi enters the stage to talk more about vRealize Operations Manager
Simone demoes a cool project where he receives vRealize Operations notifications on his Google Glasses
The new vRealize Automation integrates the IT Business Management suite. In this case you can see what the different solutions would cost to deploy for a certain vApp.
Selecting the cloud of your choice through the vSphere web client.
Extending the private cloud through connectors with public cloud like vCloud Air for example
Using Seamless Network Replication and Extension through NSX #Hybridity
Next Demo: Disaster Recovery as a Service on vCloud Air
DRaaS works with vSphere Replication, which is already in vSphere today. It is used to replicate to a cloud provider, where you can select a storage policy. When you have a very big application, you can use ‘Application Seeds’ and ship a version of the application data to VMware prior to replicating the data.
There is beta access for vCloud Air, OPEN NOW
Simone leaves the stage
It is all about the applications
Ben wraps up this session with a short summary.
This concludes the last general session of VMworld 2014 Europe.
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