VMware Updates vRealize Cloud Management Platform

VMware, Inc. has introduced major updates across its VMware vRealize® cloud management platform to improve software-defined data center (SDDC) and cloud operations and accelerate application and infrastructure service delivery across hybrid clouds.

New releases include VMware vRealize Operations™ 6.6, VMware vRealize Automation™ 7.3, vRealize Business for Cloud™ 7.3, vRealize Log Insight™ 4.5 and vRealize Network Insight™ 3.4, which combine to provide enterprise customers with advanced intelligent operations and automated IT capabilities to more easily stand up and operate a VMware-based cloud. Additionally, VMware is introducing increased support for containers and configuration management solutions to ease moving applications from dev-test to production.

The VMware vRealize Suite enables customers to manage and provision at scale–compute, network, storage and application services across hybrid cloud environments. The platform’s comprehensive management capabilities for the SDDC and across multiple clouds help customers to address three common use cases–intelligent operations, automated IT and DevOps-ready IT–based on thousands of customer engagements.

“VMware is committed to supporting our customers’ digital transformation initiatives by helping them to modernize their data centers as well as integrate their public clouds,” said Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. “These latest updates to our vRealize platform will help customers get more out of their hybrid cloud investments today, and put them on a path for cross-cloud management of applications and infrastructure regardless of where the workload is running.”

“Adopting agile development practices and vRealize Automation was a strategic business decision to enable us to gain a competitive edge in the manufacturing ERP market,” said Chris Smallwood, vice president of IT, IQMS. “We have accelerated our product development cycles, and look forward to the new DevOps-related and hybrid cloud features of vRealize Automation 7.3 to help our IT efficiently meet the needs of our development team, and ultimately our customers.”

“vRealize Operations Manager is a powerful tool that provides visibility into capacity and performance of our virtualized estate,” said David Wyatt, Infrastructure Architect, Tatts Group. “The custom dashboard feature provides that ‘single pane of glass’ scoreboard that allows senior management, architects and operational staff access to key metrics that matter. We look forward to upgrading to vRealize Operations 6.6 where early access has shown a more refined user interface and additional capacity reporting features.”