VMware on Tuesday announced a series of updates to CloudHealth and vRealize, tools that help customers with multi-cloud management. The updates make these tools more valuable across a broader reach of public cloud vendors. The updates are in keeping with VMware's ongoing efforts to serve as a bridge across public cloud providers. In 2020, then-CEO Pat Gelsinger said VMware's goal is "to become the multi-cloud infrastructure provider of choice." VMware acquired CloudHealth in 2018 for multi-cloud management.
VMware on Thursday announced a series of updates to its portfolio of vRealize Cloud Management tools. The new features aim to improve infrastructure automation, bolster security and improve overall performance of hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Specifically, the company announced that it's rolling out VMware vRealize Automation 8.3, vRealize Operations 8.3, vRealize Log Insight 8.3, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.3, vRealize Network Insight 6.1 and VMware Skyline. Additional feature updates are also rolling out across vRealize Operations Cloud, the vRealize Log Insight Cloud, and the vRealize Network Insight Cloud. The updates to vRealize Automation 8.3 include property groups, security properties and support for NSX-V to NSX-T migration.
This week at VMworld 2020, VMware announced new innovations to help customers build, run, manage, connect, and protect any app on any cloud. According to the company, over 15 million enterprise workloads run on VMware in the cloud. "VMware has reached a major milestone in its plan to unlock the power of every cloud for every business. We now support customers' application strategies by delivering VMware-based services on every major public cloud provider and hundreds of VMware Cloud Verified partners worldwide," VMware chief operating officer of products and cloud services Raghu Raghuram said. "As we drive our strategy forward, we are expanding our portfolio of cloud infrastructure, operations, and security services to enable faster application migration and modernisation, and better business agility, and resiliency."
VMware on Thursday is rolling out the latest version its vRealize cloud management platform, bringing customers the ability to tailor operations to their specific business intentions. The latest version also features new automation and lifecycle management capabilities. "We want to bring these products together into a platform that makes it as easy as possible for customers to manage and operate their hybrid cloud environments," Taruna Gandhi, VMware's director of product marketing for cloud management, told ZDNet. The emphasis, she continued, is around ease of use, providing quick time to value and delivering automation around operations management. The updated vRealize suite includes: vRealize Operations 6.7, vRealize Automation 7.4, vRealize Business for Cloud 7.4, vRealize Orchestrator 7.4, vRealize Log Insight 4.6 and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2.