Release: VMware vCloud Suite 5.8

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.