VMware has announced new products and services it hopes will help organisations speed up the deployment of software-defined data centre architecture.
The new products include VMware NSX, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 and VMware vSphere with Operations Management 5.5.
The cloud infrastructure provider's executive VP, Raghu Raghuram, said: "New products such as VMware NSX and VMware Virtual SAN will fundamentally redefine the hypervisor and its role in the data centre.
"Along with the recently introduced VMware vCenter Log Insight, these products represent the next wave of innovation at VMware."
VMware NSX is a network virtualisation platform that provides the networking and security model in software, which can be separated from networking hardware.
The VMware Virtual SAN is a new technology that extends VMware vSphere to pool computer and direct-attached storage in order to offer a virtual data plane that integrates server disks and flash to provide better performance, shared storage designed for virtual machines.
VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 is a platform that allows customers to build and operate a vSphere-based private cloud using the software-defined data centre architecture, while providing virtualised infrastructure services.
The new vCloud Suite features new and enhanced product functionality as well as product integrations.
The new levels of certifications introduced by the company include Available for cloud (VCA-Cloud), data centre virtualisation (VCA-DCV), and network virtualisation (VCA-NV), all of which offer new credentials to validate entry-level skills to the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications.