VMware vSphere 7 Update 1 is ready for download and I like the themes they are using for this release, developer-ready infrastructure, scale without compromise, and simplify operations.
Glen Simon writes on the VMware vSphere Blog:
vSphere 7 Update 1 introduces several key enhancements that will allow you to deliver developer-ready infrastructure, scale without compromise, and simplify operations. This update also introduces vSphere with Tanzu, the fastest way to get started with Kubernetes workloads on existing infrastructure to help modernize the 70 million+ workloads now running on vSphere.
I can see the appeal of having a single platform to run both Kubernetes and virtual machines workloads. vSphere with Tanzu is likely the shinny dime in this update that has most everyone excited. Tanzu has been available for VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) this update brings Tanzu to all vSphere admins.
Scaling without compromise was something that caught my eye, vSphere now supporting 96 hosts per cluster up from the traditional 64 hosts. Also, the fact that you can have larger VMs for those workloads that demand it. I have never really needed those large VMs in environments I managed but I can see how this would be helpful.
What has you excited about this update? Do you plan on deploying it? Are you eager to get started with Tanzu? Let me know on Twitter and thanks for reading.