VMware ready to release new OpenStack cloud program

At OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada, VMware released its newest Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 5. This is based on the new OpenStack Queens release. VIO will be available in both Carrier and Data Center Editions. VMware is using OpenStack to present users with an open, vendor-neutral application programming interface (API) access to VMware’s proprietary virtualized infrastructure. VMware plans for this to help companies accelerate its network functions virtualization (NFV) workload deployment.

VMware promises VIO will provide customers with the fastest, most efficient solution to deploy and operate OpenStack clouds optimized for VMware’s NFV and software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure, with advanced automation and onboarding. If you’re already using VIO, you can take use OpenStack’s built-in upgrade capability to upgrade seamlessly to VIO 5.

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