Dell World 2014: The 4 most notable data center announcements

Dell World 2014: The 4 most notable announcements

From Nov 5th – 7th 2014 I attended Dell World 2014 held in Austin, TX. Outside of the fact Michael Dell is well known for loving 80s music (2013 was Billy Idol, this year Duran Duran headlined a night that open with Weezer), Dell also made number of revolutionary Enterprise announcements at the event and I’d like to take you through 4 of the most notable:

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vSAN: VMware’s First Software-Defined Enterprise Product

vSAN: VMware's First Software-Defined Enterprise Product

On March 12, 2014 VMware launched it’s first Software-Defined Enterprise product, called VMware Virtual SAN (or vSAN for short). vSAN is a software-based distributed storage solution built right on the hypervisor.

If you’re looking for ways to radically simplify storage tasks like replicating platforms, disaster recovery, and scaling out virtual desktops and storage -this post is for you.

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VMware’s New NSX is Like ESX for the Network

VMware's New NSX is Like ESX for the Network

At VMworld 2013, VMware announced important updates to their flagship product line (see my post Top 10 Most Important Features of vSphere for more info). A major part of the VMworld keynotes were dedicated to the new VMware NSX. I didn’t cover NSX in my vSphere feature or in my vCloud editions post because NSX is not a part of either of those. So what is the new VMware NSX and how can it help you? Let’s find out.

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