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VMware’s vSphere, vSAN updates focus on hybrid cloud management

April 18, 2018 / Nathan Cranford

VMware premiered version 6.7 of both vSphere and vSAN with a focus on new hybrid cloud management capabilities. VMware vSphere and vSAN are the company’s flagship virtualization products. The former serves as the company’s hypervisor and virtualization management platform, while the latter serves as its virtual storage technology. Both products have been updated with an eye toward hybrid cloud models, which consist of a mix of on-premises, private cloud and public cloud services. Among the recent updates to vSphere 6.7 include a new feature called vCenter Hybrid Link Mode. This is intended to enable unified visibility and management across different versions of vSphere running on-premises and in the public cloud, including VMware Cloud on AWS, IBM Cloud and other VMware Cloud Provider Program partner clouds. The company said this will allow customers to maintain their current version of vSphere on-premises, while embracing new capabilities in vSphere-based public clouds.