Here are the biggest take aways from watching the VMWorld 2014 opening keynote. The biggest news is around EVO. These are scalable out-of-the-box appliances and bundle solutions which comes in two flavors EVO:RAIL and EVO:RACK, that can help reduce the timeframe for customers to deploy a SDN whether on premise or in the cloud. Other key takeaways include more seamless integration of NSX into the SDN model and bridging of on premise with cloud base infrastructure through better enhancements and partnerships with application vendors. Enhancing IT Security is always a hot topic so naturally this is touch upon. As eluded earlier, SDN with NSX is a core component of this strategy. Examples of how VMWare Air can be used was interesting where customers can quickly spin up resources for many different use cases including; Merger and Acquisitions, event planning, DevOps, and Disaster Recovery.
EVO:RAIL - Fastest way to deploy SDN, a turnkey out of the box unit that can deliver VMs in 15 minutes. For environments up to 100 VMs
EVO:RACK - A scale of racks for cloud, ready in less than 2 hours. VMWare Flexpod? Working on certification with Open Compute.
VMWare Integrated OpenStack - Now in Beta. You do not need separate infrastructure. Quickly deploy on existing or cloud base environment for developers.
Containers w/o compromise - a common platform for all Apps. (dockers, Google, Pivotal, VMWare).
Project Fargo - Faster, in compliance, and lighter w/o compromise.SDN with NSX - Micro-Segmentation
Four Phases of Cloud Adoption
vCloud Air = Hybrid Cloud PlatformFor on-demand burst of resources (M&A, events planning, DevOps, New Apps, Developer, IT, DR)