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Why Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 is a Key Initiative


It’s been almost a year since VMware announced their much-anticipated and most feature-rich release of vSphere to date. The vCenter Server Appliance is the crown jewel in 6.5 release with several new features. It is flexing a new installer that supports all three of the leading operating systems (Mac/Linux/Windows) and a completely overhauled web client (say goodbye to the flash-plugin).

Bundled inside the vCenter Server Appliance are exclusive features which simplify the complexity of multi-cloud management, migration, backup/restore and updates.

If you're still on the fence, here are ten reasons why you should consider upgrading to vSphere 6.5.

  1. vCenter Server Appliance Reduces IT Operational Complexity
    VMware vCenter Server Appliance provides greater performance and scale, native vCenter High Availability, file-based backup and recovery, and integrated vSphere host management and patching.
  2. Mitigate Risk with VM-Level Encryption
    Policy-driven vSphere encryption safeguards data at scale across the enterprise data center. This applies to data at rest and in motion.
  3. Drive IT Automation and Business Agility with APIs
    REST-based APIs facilitate automated operations for a more agile, modern data center.
  4. Secure the Data Center Infrastructure with Secure Boot
    Protect the hypervisor and guest operating system by validating code with a digital signature. This ensures only trusted OS software will run.
  5. Gain Forensic Insights with Audit-Quality Logging
    Gain insights regarding user actions so IT teams can better understand who did what, when, and where in the event of a security threat or anomaly.
  6. Maximize Data Center Resources with Predictive Load Balancing
    Predictive DRS employs system usage patterns and analytics to maximize IT resources while minimizing CapEx.
  7. Modernize the Data Center with vSphere Integrated Containers
    Run enterprise containers alongside virtual machines in an existing vSphere environment with no tooling or process changes.
  8. Prevent Downtime with Proactive High Availability
    Proactive HA anticipates hardware failures and preemptively migrates workloads to avoid problems altogether.
  9. Streamline Management with a Modern HTML5-Based User Interface
    Administer and manage a virtual data center with the responsive and intuitive HTML5-based vSphere client interface.
  10. Improve IT Compliance with Host Profile Management
    Streamlined and scalable host profile management enables improved compliance with policies and procedures put in place by IT.

Still not sold on why you should migrate to vSphere 6.5?
Check out a few of our testimonials, white papers, and infographics.

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