VMware has recently announced a comprehensive roadmap of groundbreaking new products and technologies that expand its flagship suite of virtual infrastructure into a Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS).
The Virtual Datacenter OS will allow businesses in the Middle East to efficiently pool all types of hardware resources – servers, storage and network – into an on-premise cloud – and, when needed, safely transfer workloads to external clouds for additional compute capacity. Datacenters running on the Virtual Datacenter OS are highly elastic, self-managing and self-healing which means that regional businesses large and small can benefit from the flexibility and the efficiency of the “lights-out” datacenter.
“For the first time at VMware, we are offering an alternative to the traditional OS, which is optimized for a single server and supports only those applications written to its interfaces,” explained Reza Malekzadeh, Sr. Dir. of Product and Marketing, VMware, Inc. “The VDC-OS serves as the OS for the entire datacenter and supports any application written to any server in the OS, from legacy Windows applications to modern distributed applications that run in mixed operating system environments. This means that Middle Eastern customers can achieve maximum application availability, testable disaster recovery solutions, and better quality of service without any application changes or deploying additional specialized software.”
The VDC-OS provide regional enterprises with the ability to expand their virtual infrastructures along three dimensions. First, it delivers a set of infrastructure services (called Infrastructure vServices) to seamlessly aggregate servers, storage and network as a pool of on-premise cloud resources and allocate them to applications that need them most. Second, it delivers a set of application services (called Application vServices) to guarantee the right levels of availability, security and scalability to all applications independent of the operating system, development frameworks or architecture on which they were built to run. Third, the VDC-OS delivers a set of cloud services (called Cloud vServices) that federate compute capacity between the on-premise and off-premise clouds.
“The VDC-OS is just another way that VMware is providing innovative technology to regional enterprises thanks to the inclusion of Fault Tolerance and Data Recovery, our ground breaking new service which ensures zero downtime and zero data loss availability,” added Malekzadeh. ”This means revolutionary protection from most causes for failure and makes the VDC-OS the safest platform for applications and the best operating system for a business professional’s peace of mind.”