As the end of general support for both vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 approaches in this fall—many CIOs and IT directors are wondering if upgrading to the latest version of vSphere is a wise move beyond just the comfort of running a supported version of the product. After all—VMs are pretty standard fare for data centers today. What can a new version of vSphere really offer?
First of all—many people are hailing vSphere 6.5 as the most beneficial upgrade in years, and customers are moving it into production environments at an unprecedented rate. The impending end of general support only accounts for some of that production adoption—the remainder resides in the strengths and benefits of vSphere 6.5. In fact—vSphere 6.5 if the foundation of VMware’s hybrid cloud strategy moving forward—and is required for cross-cloud architectures. This fact alone may account for its rapid adoption, but let’s explore a bit further.