Are you ready for vSphere 6.5? Support for vSphere 5.x ends in September, 2018
VMware’s latest hypervisor, vSphere 6.5, offers a broad array of new virtualization technologies, as well as seamless support for VMware Cloud on AWS, vSAN, and NSX. In September 2018, VMware will end support of vSphere 5.5 and earlier releases. It is estimated that over 50% of VMware customers still run vSphere release 5.5 or earlier.
This major End of vSphere 5.x Support event results in a need to:
- Upgrade to vSphere 6.5 in order to receive continued VMware support
- Upgrade underlying infrastructure to ensure compatibility with vSphere 6.5
- Identify workloads that may be better served by migrating to public cloud
Key VM Assessment Benefits:
The PTS VM Assessment is the fastest means to evaluate your upgrade status and options. It guides you through:
- Your vSphere environment and underlying infrastructure (compute, memory, storage)
- Hypervisors out of date
- Hosts with potential hardware compatibility issues
- VMware license allotments and consumption
- Cost of current infrastructure vs optimized state
How Does the VM Assessment Work?
- PTS will download and activate the virtual appliance. This process takes less than 10 minutes.
- PTS securely collects and analyzes performance and configuration metadata on the entire virtual infrastructure.
- Results are presented in easy-to-understand dashboards and analytics
- Review results with PTS to plan your infrastructure refresh and cloud migration strategies
Contact PTS today for your assessment
by filling out the form to the right.
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- Data Center Planning Consulting (Premise vs. Colo vs. Cloud Strategy)
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- Relocation Planning & Execution
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- Data Center Site Assessment
- Data Center Availability & Risk Assessment
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- Data Center Project Cost Estimating
- Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
- Thermography Assessment Service
- PTS Data Center Energy Usage Assessment Service
- PTS Virtualization Strategies & Assessments
- IT Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery