Multi-cloud services provider VMware unveiled cloud and edge infrastructure solutions featuring innovations that aim to help organizations better run, scale and secure the broadest range of enterprise workloads across private and public clouds and at the edge.
The company’s major new releases in its VMware’s compute and storage solutions portfolio include VMware vSphere 8 and VMware vSAN 8. The innovations across these common building blocks for the private and public clouds and edge will help customers dramatically improve how they run, manage and secure their enterprise applications, according to the company.
Quoting its own research, VMware said 580 million modern workloads are expected to run on diverse, distributed environments spanning public cloud, on-premises, edge, telco clouds, and hosted clouds by 2024.
“Businesses are aiming to match their diverse enterprise application portfolios to the most optimal environments based on technical, business, or strategic needs and low total cost of ownership (TCO),” VMware said in a media advisory. “This is driving businesses to embrace multiple public clouds while continuing to invest in their on-premises environments and deploy services at the edge.
VMware vSphere 8 brings DPUs (Data Processing Units) into the fold along with CPUs and GPUs, making the future of modern infrastructure accessible to all enterprises. vSphere 8 will deliver key innovations to help customers supercharge workload performance while lowering TCO, accelerate innovation for DevOps teams, improve operational efficiency and IT productivity, and bring the benefits of the cloud to their on-premises infrastructure.
vSphere 8 will introduce vSphere on DPUs, previously known as Project Monterey. vSphere will enable this by offloading and accelerating network and security infrastructure functions onto DPUs from CPUs. vSphere 8 will dramatically accelerate AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning applications by doubling the virtual GPU devices per VM, delivering a four times increase of passthrough devices, and supporting vendor device groups that enable the binding of high-speed networking devices and the GPU.
For DevOps teams, vSphere 8 will include VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 2.0 expanding Kubernetes capabilities to include multi-availability zones for improved resilience as well as simplified cluster lifecycle and package management. The new Cloud Consumption Interface service in vSphere 8 will provide developers and DevOps engineers a Kubernetes-based common API endpoint and UI that offers fast, easy access to IaaS services across VMware Cloud.