VMware Broadens Multi-Cloud Management Support to Address Customer Flexibility and ChoiceDate : 16 Mar 2021
“Enterprises are adopting a multi-cloud approach for choice and flexibility but face the challenge of deploying, managing and better securing their apps across clouds,” said
Enhanced IT Agility and Accelerated Time-to-Value via Self-Service Multi-Cloud
- Enhanced Public Cloud Provisioning Support: Will provide customers with enhanced public cloud provisioning support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. For Microsoft Azure, this release will include support for existing availability sets, custom images from an Azure image gallery, and Azure disk encryption sets. For Google Cloud, this release will support sole-tenant provisioning.
Enhanced vRealize Automation SaltStack Config Integration: Powered by the
Salt Project, customers will benefit from simplified installation, set-up, and deployment of vRealize Automation SaltStack Config via tighter integration with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.
- Expanded Network Automation with NSX-T Migration Support: Will further help NSX customers to simplify and accelerate migrations from NSX for vSphere (NSX-V) to NSX-T environments via the enhanced vRealize Automation Migration Assistant tool.
Enhanced Self-Service Automation for VMware Cloud on AWS:
VMwarevRealize Automation Cloud integration with VMware Cloud on AWS will enable VMware Cloud on AWS customers to activate vRealize Automation Cloud with a single click and help automate the setup of the necessary cloud resources. Customers will also be able to use vRealize Automation to automate VMware Cloud on AWS security groups.
Improved Multi-Cloud Operations via Increased Support for Clouds and Apps
Powered by AI and predictive analytics,
- Increased AWS Services Support: vRealize Operations will dramatically expand coverage of the most popular native AWS services—supporting 57 total services going forward—helping customers further automate and simplify operations of those services.
Enhanced VMware Cloud on AWS Costing: Will enable customers to calculate the cost of their VMware Cloud on AWS VMs and clusters using their VMware Cloud on AWS bills. This includes running reports and tracking the potential savings of reclamation from powered off VMs, idle VMs, VM snapshots, orphaned disks, and oversized VMs. Additionally, customers will benefit from the ability to produce a single dashboard spanning VMware Cloud on AWS and on-premises
- Enhanced Cost Flow Optimization: This major update will provide cost flow guidance to customers helping them improve their cost efficiency. With 10 new dashboards, customers will improve and visualize costs, including return on investment, total cost of ownership, potential cost savings, and more.
- New VMware Cloud on AWS What-if Planning: Will enable customers to predict demand, plan for future capacity needs and get actional insights with new capacity planning capabilities for VMware Cloud on AWS. The new features will include the ability to assess the capacity utilization trends, understand how soon they will run out with time remaining, and the cost impact of adding or removing VMs from an existing VMware Cloud on AWS environment.
New Support for Open Source Telegraf Agent: Will expand the ways customers monitor their apps by enabling them to pull metrics from any app using any of the open source Telegraf agent plugins or by developing their own. Plus, customers will be able to monitor these apps anywhere—whether they are running in a
VMwareenvironment or on bare metal servers.
Optimized Application Discovery with Machine Learning for Migrations
- Improved Network Visibility for VMware Cloud on AWS: Will enable network visibility of intra-SDDC Groups and AWS Transit Connect traffic flows to help customers to better measure and optimize network performance.
- VMware Cloud: New network visibility for both Google Cloud VMware Engine and Azure VMware Solution will provide users with more capabilities to correlate application performance across more multi-cloud environments.
Machine Learning Flow-Based Application Discovery: Will help IT staff efficiently prepare for migration planning by dynamically grouping VMs whether in the cloud or on-premises into applications groups as well as discover application boundaries. This enhancement will be newly available for vRealize Network Insight (on-premises) customers and improved for vRealize Network Insight
- Enhanced Assurance and Verification: Will deliver usability and scale improvements for business intent validation and help enable a more proactive network.
Extending Rich Cost Reporting Experience to Microsoft Azure
Expanded Proactive Issue Avoidance for VMware NSX-T, vSAN and More
To further help customers avoid problems before they occur, VMware Skyline will deliver new proactive Findings and Recommendations, enhancements to Log Assist and in-product email notification.
New Proactive Findings and Recommendations: Additional Findings and Recommendations for
VMwarevSAN, vSphere Virtual Volumes and NSX-T.
- Log Assist Enhancements: Improved UI to help enable successful automated support log bundle transfer to VMware Technical Support and segment tracking for a number of hosts and objects selected in a particular log transfer.
- Enhanced Email Notifications: Inclusion of Organization ID and Organization Name in login inactivity notification emails to alert customers to the specific Skyline organizations that have not been logged into recently.
The new capabilities and enhancements to
- Blog post: “Announcing What’s New in vRealize 8.4”
- Blog post: “Announcing VMware vRealize Automation 8.4”
- Blog post: “Announcing VMware vRealize Network Insight 6.2”
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