vSphere 7 Update 3 Announced

VMware has announced vSphere 7 Update 3 to be released in the near future. I suspect the team want to inform the community about the upcoming release, and outline all the new features it contains, vs. just releasing the update. Almost like when a new album is set to come out, and they release singles to get folks excited about it. Yes, I did say albums, google it, if you are unaware what an album is.

According to Glen Simon on the VMware vSphere Blog

A year and a half ago, we introduced VMware vSphere 7 to help customers deliver AI and developer-ready infrastructure, scale without compromise, and simplify operations. We’ve continued delivering and adding key capabilities in those focus areas over the past two update releases, as well as various minor releases. Today, we’re excited to introduce vSphere 7 Update 3, which continues to enhance the industry’s leading virtualization and workload platform to add more value for customers in these key areas. vSphere 7 Update 3 will be generally available in the near future.

I do like that VMware is building on their three pillars of Deliver AI and Developer-Ready Infrastructure, Scale without Compromise and Simplify Operations. I believe we first saw these in 2019 or 2020 at VMworld, but I think most of you would agree ‘the time distortion’ field is all messed up since COVID.

A few items that I am interested in seeing in action are the following:

I’ll be looking forward to when this release is GA and able to get it into the lab to test it out.

Is update 3 something that you are excited about? Will you be deploying update 3 once it becomes GA? Please let me know on Twitter, and thanks for reading.