VMware Broadens Multi-Cloud Management Support to Address Customer Flexibility and Choice

Updated VMware vRealize Cloud Management Portfolio and CloudHealth by VMware Deepen Multi-Cloud Support for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and VMware Cloud on AWS PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced innovations across its cloud management portfolio spanning CloudHealth by VMware and VMware vRealize Cloud Management on-premises and ...

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 00:00:00

Updated VMware vRealize Cloud Management Portfolio and CloudHealth by VMware Deepen Multi-Cloud Support for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and VMware Cloud on AWS

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced innovations across its cloud management portfolio spanning CloudHealth by VMware and VMware vRealize Cloud Management on-premises and software as a service (SaaS) offerings. The new and enhanced capabilities will further enable customers to monitor, better secure, optimize, and automate their growing number of VMware Cloud and native public cloud services.

“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 Purnima Padmanabhan, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management, VMware. “VMware makes this complexity of managing clouds invisible. By providing consistent costing, security, governance, operations and service automation across clouds, VMware enables customers to achieve higher application and business agility.”

Enhanced IT Agility and Accelerated Time-to-Value via Self-Service Multi-Cloud

VMware vRealize Automation 8.4 will deliver new and enhanced capabilities to support customers’ needs for modern self-service multi-cloud infrastructure, intelligent network automation, and event-driven configuration automation. This new release will feature tighter integration with open source innovations from the Salt Project as well as advanced multi-cloud provisioning and governance across Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and VMware Cloud. Key features will include:

Improved Multi-Cloud Operations via Increased Support for Clouds and Apps

Powered by AI and predictive analytics, VMware vRealize Operations 8.4 delivers self-driving operations from apps to infrastructure to better optimize, plan and scale private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. New and enhanced features include:

VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.4 and vRealize Log Insight Cloud will introduce efficient storage partitions and extensive multi-cloud observability capabilities. The new Log Partitions as rules feature will help segregate data into specific partitions – “active” for regular high-performance data storage and “archive” for low-cost data storage. The new release will feature multi-cloud observability across AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform logs (in addition to prior support for 50+ AWS services).

Optimized Application Discovery with Machine Learning for Migrations

VMware vRealize Network Insight 6.2 and VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud provide an end-to-end network view by learning from multiple data sources across virtual and physical infrastructure. Using machine learning (ML) for application discovery as well as assurance and verification capabilities, vRealize Network Insight makes it easier for customers to plan, build, and manage complex networks. This new release includes:

Extending Rich Cost Reporting Experience to Microsoft Azure

CloudHealth is a leading multi-cloud management platform that simplifies financial management, operations, and strengthens security and compliance. CloudHealth FlexReports now supports Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreements (EAs) so customers can select both Azure EA and AWS Cost and Usage Reports (CUR) to evaluate costs using various dimensions and filter criteria. CloudHealth has further deepened its support for AWS Savings Plans with the introduction of automated recommendations. Once customers build a savings plan quote, they can automate the savings plan purchase using the CloudHealth Platform. Beyond the Compute Savings Plan recommendation, customers can explore different Compute Savings Plan commitment level scenarios and see how they might play out in their environment.

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.

Product Availability

The new capabilities and enhancements to CloudHealth by VMware, VMware vRealize Automation Cloud, VMware vRealize Operations Cloud, VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud and VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud are available. VMware vRealize Automation 8.4, VMware vRealize Operations 8.4, VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.4, VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.4, VMware vRealize Network Insight 6.2 and VMware Skyline are expected to be available in VMware’s Q1 FY22 (ending April 30, 2021).

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About VMware

VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html.

VMware, vRealize, CloudHealth, SaltStack, vSphere, Skyline, VMware vSAN, and NSX-T are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Eloy Ontiveros
VMware Global Communications
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eontiveros@vmware.com

Emily Mullen
Archetype for VMware
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emily.mullen@archetype.co

Source: VMware, Inc.