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VMware launches vSphere 6

Vendor unveils new virtualisation edition for hybrid cloud and software-defined data centres

VMware launches vSphere 6
Fathi says VMware is helping customers achieve accelerated growth through continued innovation in VMware vSphere.

Virtualisation vendor VMware Inc, has launched vSphere 6, the newest virtualisation offering for hybrid cloud and foundation for software-defined data centres.

With more than 650 new features and innovations, VMware vSphere 6 will provide customers with a highly available, resilient, on-demand cloud infrastructure to run, protect and manage any application, the company said in a statement.

According to VMware, vSphere 6 will be complemented by the newest releases of VMware vCloud Suite 6, VMware vSphere with Operations Management 6, and VMware Virtual SAN 6.

VMware said it had re-enforced its support of open frameworks for building and managing clouds with its new VMware Integrated OpenStack distribution.

"As our customers accelerate growth, their IT organisations are expected to drive transformation, enhance efficiency and bring more value to the business than ever before," said Ben Fathi, chief technology officer, VMware, Inc. "We are helping them achieve these goals through continued innovation in VMware vSphere as the platform for their hybrid cloud strategy. VMware vSphere is the gold standard by which all other virtualisation technologies are measured, and vSphere 6 raises the bar even higher."

The vendor said the solution delivers value from day one by helping customers proactively identify and remediate emerging performance and configuration issues and reclaim any over provisioned virtual machines along with associated compute, memory and storage resources.


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