Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to vSphere 7

Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to vSphere 7

The newest version of VMware’s vSphere brings exciting new capabilities for modernization infrastructure and applications. This new version, vSphere 7, has been rearchitected with Kubernetes in mind to run existing enterprise applications alongside modern containerized applications in a unified manner. This update was designed with the customer in mind bringing enhanced customer experience, retention, and increased up-sell/cross-sell opportunities.

Understanding the benefits of vSphere and how they fit into the big picture of your virtualization environment and application strategy will help your company keep up with storage and high processing demands. According to VMware, these are the top ten reasons why you should upgrade to vSphere, and SoftwareONE happens to agree:

1. Fastest path to modern apps

vSphere with Kubernetes makes infrastructure smooth for modern application, on-premises with VMware Cloud Foundation all the way through to the VMware Cloud.

2. Secure audits and account management

Deliver seamless enterprise and multi-factor authentication with Identity Federation.

3. Tighten physical infrastructure security

vSphere Trust Authority provides the building blocks for attestable hardware-based trust and security.

4. Take on AI/ML workload demands in real-time

Create a shared pool of GPUs for higher device utilization, greater flexibility, and larger cost savings.

5. Simplify software patching and hardware upgrades

Use vSphere Lifecycle Manager to discover, manage, and upgrade VMware software and firmware from the vSphere GUI or a REST API.

6. Reduce complexity and increase scale

New vSphere tools and REST APIs increase consolidation, flexibility, and automation for easy configuration access and maintenance.

7. Maximize performance and efficiency

Improved vSphere Dynamic Resource Scheduling (DRS) logic achieves better consolidation, workload placement, and balancing.

8. Proactive support technology

Get comprehensive analytics and support with Skyline Health for vSphere to resolve potential issues before their impact operations.

9. Flexibility to run any app on any cloud

From the data center to the cloud to the edge – track workload migration and federate corporate identities in a single view.

10. Build a solid HCI for modern applications

vSAN 7 delivers high-performance and cost-efficient storage for both traditional and cloud-native applications to future-proof infrastructure and reduce cost.

Taking the Next Step with SoftwareONE

As with any new release, there is excitement around the idea of having the most up-to-date capabilities offered by the latest version. However, we at SoftwareONE also recognize that your first best step in any situation is to begin with proper planning and preparation. It is also important to understand what complexities and potential risks are involved in your migration. Our experts are here to answer your questions and help you develop a personalized roadmap for your migration process.

On your mark. Get set. Upgrade!

Ready to begin your upgrade to VMware‘s vSphere 7? Then we are ready to help you get started. Reach out to our experts to learn more, ask questions, and begin your migration process.

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