Sanjay Mirchandani, SVP and General Manager, VMware APJ proclaimed the forthcoming as tipping point for the next era of IT in Asia.
The core of these excitements are based on virtual machine technologies where software-defined approach caters for better costs-saving and scalability towards enterprise solution.
The solutions cover everything from hyper-converged infrastructure, software-defined networking, open source cloud and Software Defined Data Center.
VMware has over 750 partners and customers from APJ attending VMworld 2014, it is clear that businesses in this region are looking at ways to respond to a new business reality.
With more than 60% of the world’s youth living in Asia Pacific and more millennials entering the workforce each year, it is critical that IT keep up with this software-defined generation by brokering IT services and applications, or risk being marginalized.
Open, Agile, Secure Software-Defined Data Center
These new virtualization, cloud management and integrated OpenStack solutions meant to support software-defined data center.
Amongst the calculated costs-saving includes reduction of capital expense (CAPEX) costs by up to 31% with name brand, industry standard hardware, and 49% using commercial off-the-shelf hardware and increase staff productivity by 100% or more in environments employing IT as a Service.
Software-Defined Data Center empowers enterprises to adopt heterogeneous clouds, hypervisors and physical environments. The software-defined data center transforms security architecture through a ubiquitous virtualization layer, and by enabling network micro-segmentation with VMware NSX network virtualization.
Core components of Software-Defined Data Center consist of:
1.) VMware Integrated OpenStack - provide API-driven infrastructure for internal developers,and to repatriate workloads from unmanageable and insecure public clouds.
2.) VMWare NSX 6.1 - new updates include advanced network micro-segmentation capabilities, improved hybrid cloud connectivity, equal cost multi-path (ECMP) routing and VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ 6.1 integration
3.) VMware vRealize™ Suite - cloud automation, cloud operations and cloud business management solutions - i.e to support deployment of public cloud infrastructure services (IaaS)
4.) VMware vRealize Air™ Automation - automate the delivery and on-going lifecycle management of application and infrastructure services while maintaining compliance with IT policies
5.) VMware vCloud® Suite 5.8 - enhanced policy-based provisioning capabilities that will enable customers to add compute, network, security, storage and now disaster recovery services to their applications and infrastructure
“Our APJ end-user study this year found that while 90% of workers across the region work outside the office, only 34% receive IT support to do this. That’s an alarming statistic. It’s threatening the value of IT and it’s threatening the way we know people want to work today,” said Sanjay Mirchandani, SVP and General Manager, VMware APJ.
The VMware Workspace™ Suite represents a key milestone, delivering the industry's best end-user experience in a single, virtual workspace that unifies mobile, desktop and data.
Key featurs of VMWare Workspace suite includes:
- Seamless, Anywhere Productivity with Single Sign-On
- Scalable Unified Platform for Hybrid Clouds
- Trusted, Best-of-Breed Technologies
Introducing Project Meteor, a Technology Preview
Today at VMworld 2014, VMware also demonstrated Project Meteor, a technology preview showcasing next generation desktops and applications as a service. Unlike the current desktop virtualization solutions which simply lift-and-shift the desktop management problems from physical PCs to servers in the datacenter, this technology can create personalized desktops with a user's applications and data, dynamically using any generic available virtual machine. In addition, Project Meteor will then deliver these end-user resources in seconds to any device with an HTML5 based browser. This will offer a mobile-like experience in its speed and personalization, while offering the agility and anywhere access of the cloud.