VMware Introduces vSphere with Operations Management and vSphere Data Protection Advanced

Cloud Computing, Server Virtualization — By on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

New Offerings Help Organizations Achieve Greater Value from their VMware vSphere Environments

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today introduced two new offerings to help customers further leverage their investments in VMware vSphere - VMware vSphere with Operations Management and VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced.

“Increasingly, customers have standardized on VMware vSphere® as the core of their data centers,” said Mike Clayville, vice president, product marketing, cloud infrastructure, VMware. “To help maximize the value of their investments in VMware vSphere, customers require purpose-built, integrated solutions to more efficiently manage, optimize and protect their virtualized environments. We’ve made it convenient for new and existing customers of VMware vSphere to enhance the core capabilities of their virtual infrastructure with vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™ and VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced™.”

Today, VMware is announcing a new VMware vSphere product line that combines the industry-leading virtualization platform with the award-winning VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite. In addition, VMware is introducing a new edition of VMware vSphere Data Protection, the backup and recovery solution first introduced as part of VMware vSphere 5.1 in August 2012. With these new offerings, customers can:

  • Reduce Capex costs by up to 30 percent; (1)
  • Optimize capacity, improving utilization by up to 40 percent and consolidation ratios by 37 percent; (2)
  • Improve application availability and performance, cutting downtime by more than a third and reducing the time it takes to find and resolve problems by up to 26 percent; (2) and,
  • Reduce backup storage capacity by up to 95 percent and backup on network traffic by up to 99 percent. (3)

New Offerings Enhance Management, Backup Capabilities of VMware vSphere

  • VMware vSphere with Operations Management – Improve performance, health and utilization of virtualized environments
    VMware vSphere with Operations Management unites the leading virtualization platform for all applications, including business-critical and low-latency applications, with patented analytic capabilities to provide insight into the performance, health and efficiency of virtualized environments. By providing a simple, visual and holistic view of the entire environment, VMware vSphere with Operations Management allows customers to proactively monitor and maintain performance and improve availability while optimizing the virtual environment through integrated capacity planning. The VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite helps customers nearly double the operational savings they receive from VMware vSphere. Learn more about VMware vSphere with Operations Management
  • VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced – Proven, efficient and simple backup solution built for VMware vSphere
    Developed for mid-sized VMware vSphere environments, VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced offers increased scalability and new backup and recovery capabilities for business critical applications specifically Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server. Based on EMC Avamar, VMware vSphere Data Protection delivers the most efficient backup solution with industry-leading deduplication, full support of Changed Block Tracking and single-step restores. Tight integration with VMware vSphere enables administrators to manage their virtual infrastructure, including back and recovery, from a single console. Learn more about VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced

“VMware selected EMC Avamar software to provide the underlying technology for the introduction of VMware vSphere Data Protection,” said Shane Jackson, vice president of marketing, EMC Backup Recovery Systems division. “Customers have enthusiastically adopted this solution, and they expect that we will continue to leverage the technology collaboration between EMC and VMware to deliver enhanced backup and recovery capabilities for customers. The introduction of VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced does just that by incorporating EMC Avamar features that can extend the value proposition for VMware customers. As a result, they gain an easy path to more scalability and additional support for business critical applications which are in demand in rapidly growing virtual environments.”

Pricing and Availability
VMware vSphere with Operations Management is expected to be available in Q1 2013, and will be offered in three editions: Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus. Pricing starts at $1,745 per processer with no core, vRAM or number of VM limits. Go to VMware vSphere Pricing/Buy page. For a limited time, existing VMware vSphere edition customers will be able to upgrade to VMware vSphere with Operations Management editions or Acceleration Kits at 15 percent off the list price. New customers will be able to purchase VMware vSphere with Operations Management Acceleration Kits at 15 percent off the list price.

VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is expected to be available in Q1 2013, and will be priced at $1,095 per processor with no restrictions on number of protected VMs per license. VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is a separate, standalone solution that will be available for purchase a-la-carte and included with VMware vSphere with Operations Management Acceleration Kits (Enterprise and Enterprise Plus Editions).

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