Today at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco VMware announced version 5.8 of its cloud management solution: vCloud Suite.
This update is not as radical as we would have expected, the new features could be resumed as follows:
- Improvements in business continuity (BC or BCP – the P denotes planning) and disaster recovery (DR) by way of self-service, policy-based provisioning of DR tiers and increased scalability of protection and recovery capabilities.
- Big Data Extensions supports Hadoop 2
- Interoperability with NSX with customizable provisioning of NSX firewall and routing services
- Proactive support provided by Support Assistant, a free vCenter plug-in that attempts to identify issues before problems occur.
Thanks to Chris Wahl for the details.