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VMware Partner Ecosystem Supports Launch of VMware vSphere 8

SAN FRANCISCO--VMware Explore 2022 (August 30, 2022) – The launch of VMware vSphere 8 (announcement) ushers in a new era of computing with DPUs and delivers on VMware’s vision for Project Monterey. With the new VMware vSphere Distributed Services Engine capability, vSphere modernizes the cloud infrastructure into a distributed architecture enabled by DPUs. Customers will be able to achieve better infrastructure price-performance by providing more CPU resources to workloads and reducing operational overhead of DPU lifecycle management with integrated vSphere workflows. vSphere Distributed Services Engine helps meet the throughput and latency needs of modern distributed workloads by accelerating networking functions. Customers will also be able to boost infrastructure security by running infrastructure services on the DPU and isolating them from the workload domain. This has been a journey driven by our amazing set of ecosystem partners which have helped fuel this innovation and bring it to reality.

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“Modern enterprise workloads are evolving to become more cloud-like and distributed across multiple systems,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center Solutions Group, AMD. “VMware is helping customers deliver infrastructure services that support this evolution. With vSphere 8 integrated into systems running the fully programmable AMD Pensando DPUs and AMD EPYC™ CPUs, our mutual customers will have a highly performant, next-generation data center that is efficient and secure.”

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Dell Technologies

“Dell Technologies and VMware are collaborating to deliver cloud infrastructure advancements that support modern applications,” said Travis Vigil, senior vice president, portfolio and product management, Dell Technologies. Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell VxRail systems – the industry’s only jointly engineered HCI solution with VMware – running vSphere 8 with vSphere Distributed Services Engine are perfect examples of this innovation in action, offering customers greater application and networking performance.”

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“Together with VMware and AMD Pensando, HPE continues to define the enterprise architecture of the next decade. The HPE ProLiant with vSphere Distributed Services Engine optimizes resources for data-intensive applications by relieving the CPU of networking services, all with zero-trust security and high-performance. The new integrated solution offers customers a simplified operational experience combining networking, security, storage, management, and lifecycle services to boost application performance and improve TCO.”

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“Intel’s collaboration on VMware vSphere 8, the enterprise workload platform, brings the additional performance and security benefits of network accelerated cloud infrastructure to an extended community of enterprise customers,” said Patty Kummrow, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Ethernet Products Group. “As a participating vendor in the original launch of Project Monterey, Intel looks forward to announcing GA support for vSphere 8 with the Intel® Infrastructure Processing Unit (Intel® IPU) product line at a future time.”


“AI and zero-trust security are pushing the boundaries of computing and networking for enterprise data centers,” said Manuvir Das, head of Enterprise Computing at NVIDIA. “VMware vSphere 8 on NVIDIA BlueField DPUs will boost infrastructure security, offload infrastructure services and free computing resources — all to enable enterprises’ intelligence factories.”

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“The volume and complexity of today’s workloads has resulted in higher demand for software-defined infrastructure services,” said Brian Connors, VP & GM Software and Business Development, Lenovo. “With vSphere 8, Lenovo TruScale customers will be able to modernize their cloud infrastructure into a distributed architecture that offloads infrastructure services to DPUs. This will help better meet the throughput, latency, and intrinsic security requirements of modern distributed workloads. And, it provides the foundation for our customers multi-cloud environments.”

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