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VMworld Europe 2015 News Roundup

Most important news and announcements from this year's show in Barcelona

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This post originally appeared at The Var Guy

By Michael Cusanelli

With VMworld Europe happening in Barcelona last week, we decided to gather up some of the most important news and announcements from this year’s show for your reading pleasure. Without further ado, here are the top stories from VMware’s annual European extravaganza.

Here are some of the biggest things to know from VMworld Europe:

Google Cloud DNS: The upcoming general availability of Google Cloud DNS will allow VMware customers to combine vCloud Air with the Google Cloud Platform to create a single hybrid cloud service. Low latency DNS will be available via Google’s Anycast DNS server network. The service is expected to be available in early 2016.

vCloud Director 8: The recent launch of vCloud Director 8 includes support for vSphere 6 and VMware NSX 6.1.4 as well as the addition of organization Virtual Data Center templates, vSphere vApp enhancements and OAuth Support for Identity Sources.

vCloud Air Monitoring Insight and Enhanced VMware Identity Access Management: A new feature called vCloud Air Monitoring Insight will allow users to obtain analytics into cloud service operations through interactive metrics, event logs and alarms. The service is also designed to provide information on the infrastructure, application health and platform performance of a system, according to the announcement. VMware Identity Access Management allows vCloud Air customers to access their accounts via single identity, single sign-on management. Both solutions are expected to be available later this year.

vSphere Integrated Containers: VMware announced plans to expand support for its Photon OS on the VMware vCloud Air platform with the addition of vSphere Integrated Containers. Container support is expected to allow IT teams to utilize existing investments in VMware infrastructure, people, processes and management tools, while providing developers with container orchestration solutions from ecosystem partners. Expanded support for containers is expected to be available in 2016.

VMware Unveils Project Michigan: Project Michigan, which was shown as a technology preview, will allow users to extend the capabilities of Advanced Networking Services and Hybrid Cloud Manager to all vCloud Air services. It will also enable access to elastic Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand so customers can spin up virtual machines as needed.

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