It’s here! VMWare vSphere 6 released

After what seems a lifetime since the last full release of vSphere 5, VMWare has announced that vSphere 6 has now been released.

It has been 4 months since the vSphere 6 release candidate was made available but users will be pleased to finally have the full release available for deployment.

There are many new features in this new iteration of the hypervisor Goliath’s cloud platform – including OpenStack inclusion implementation and OneCloud(TM) and the foundation of the ‘software-defined-data-centre.’

Key Features

  • 64 Hosts per Cluster (from 32 Hosts)
  • 8000 Virtual Machines per cluster (from 4000 VM’s)
  • Support for 480 CPU’s (from 320 CPU’s)
  • 12TB RAM supported (from 4TB)
  • 1000 virtual machines per host (from 512 VM’s)
  • Now supporting up to 128 vCPU’s per VM
  • Instant Clone* – Technology, built in vSphere 6.0, that lays that foundation to rapidly clone and deploy virtual machines, as much as 10x faster than what is currently possible today (derived from Project Fargo)
  • Managed using vSphere/Openstack management interface
  • VIO – VMWare Integrated OpenStack
  • upgraded to VSAN 6 – VVOL’s
  • There’s much more than mentioned above – You can read more on the new platform on the VMWare website

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