Last week VMworld 2013 took place at the Mosone Center in San Francisco. VMworld is VMware’s annual virtualization and cloud event and is the source for the knowledge and connections you need to leverage virtualization and cloud computing technologies in your business.
This article contains a collection of links to the best articles which will help you to learn about the latest news and updates presented on VMworld 2013 SFO. Continue to read to learn about VMware vSphere 5.5, vCloud Suite 5.5. vCloud Director 5.5, vSAN and more.
If you’ve missed the keynote(s), they’re available on-line:
- VMworld 2013 General Session – Monday August, 26th – Pat Gelsinger (YouTube)
- VMworld 2013 General Session – Tuesday, August 27th – Carl Eschenbach and Kit Colbert (YouTube)
Official VMware vSphere 5.5 (What’s New) whitepapers:
- What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform
- VMware vSphere Replication 5.5 Overview
- Host Power Management in VMware vSphere 5.5
- Performance of vSphere Flash Read Cache in VMware vSphere 5.5
- Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Application in VMware vSphere 5.5
- What’s New in VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5?
- What’s New in VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
- What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Storage (blog article)
- What’s New with VMware vCloud Director 5.5
- VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5
Check Mike Laverick’s blogs for some good write-ups on the new vSphere/vCloud 5.5 features:
- What’s New in vSphere 5.5: Virtual Machines
- What’s New in vSphere 5.5 – vCNS Manager
- What’s New in 5.5 – vSAN
- What’s New in vCenter 5.5
- What’s new in vSphere Replication 5.5
- What’s New in vCloud Director 5.5
- What’s New in vSphere 5.5 – The Virtual Machine – 62TB VMDK
Marcel van den Berg of UP2V.nl also posted some good articles:
- An overview of all VMworld 2013 announcements – this article is a must read and links to a series of other good articles written by Marcel.
- Also check “(Is) VMware vCloud Director is approaching End of Life(?)”
- End…Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform compared to VMware VSAN 1.0
- What is new in VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.5
Duncan Epping published these articles on Yellow-Bricks.com:
- Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtual SAN
- Introduction to vSphere Flash Read Cache aka vFlash
- vSphere 5.5 nuggets: vCenter Server Appliance limitations lifted!
- vSphere 5.5: platform scalability
Marco Broeken via vClouds.nl:
- vSphere 5.5 What’s New at VMworld 2013, NSX, SDDC, VSAN, vFlash
- vSphere 5.5 Application HA, Advanced App Monitoring explained
- vSphere 5.5 My Top 10 New Features
Chris Wahl at wahlnetwork.com published the vSphere 5.5 improvement series, the series are available here.
Eric and Jeremy recorded more than 40 videos for VMworldTV:
- VMworldTV: VMworld 2013 Day 1 Highlights
- VMworldTV: VMworld 2013 Day 2 Highlights
- VMworldTV: VMworld 2013 Day 3 Highlights
- The full list of videos is available in this article on Eric’s blog.
The Top 10 VMworld 2013 breakout session are available to watch for free through YouTube!
- VSVC4944 – PowerCLI Best Practices – A Deep Dive
- BCO5129 – Protection for All – vSphere Replication & SRM Technical Update
- STO5715-S – Software-defined Storage – The Next Phase in the Evolution of Enterprise Storage
- PHC5605-S – Everything You Want to Know About vCloud Hybrid Service – But Were Afraid to Ask
- NET5847 – NSX: Introducing the World to VMware NSX
- VCM7369-S – Uncovering the Hidden Truth in Log Data With vCenter Log Insight
- VAPP4679 – Software-Defined Datacenter Design Panel for Monster VM’s: Taking the Technology to the Limits for High Utilisation, High Performance Workloads
- EUC7370-S – The Software-Defined Data Center Meets End User Computer
- OPT5194 – Moving Enterprise Application Dev/Test to VMware’s Internal Private Cloud- Operations Transformation
- SEC5893 – Changing the Economics of Firewall Services in the Software-Defined Center – VMware NSX Distributed Firewall
Other interesting reads:
- VMware’s Strategy for Software-Defined Storage, talking about vVols
- Introducing VMware NSX – The Platform for Network Virtualization
- vCloud Suite 5.5 – Click Thru Demos available online
- About vSAN: VSAN Part 1 – A first look at VSAN and also read VSAN Part 2 – What do you need to get started?
3rd party product announcements and launches:
- Backup and Recovery for free ESXi with Unitrends
- Nutanix OS 3.5 Boasts Performance and Style
- PernixData FVP 1.0 is GA (via cormachogan.com)
- PHD Virtual Launches New Virtual Backup and Disaster Recovery Software for the Most Advanced Methods to Guarantee Recovery
- Veeam Backup & Replication V7
- VMturbo Operations Manager version 4
- Zerto Virtual Replocation 3.0