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VMware updates vRealize portfolio with improved security, automation tools


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.

VMware updates CloudHealth, vRealize with more support across major clouds


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 updates vRealize suite with focus on business, operational intent


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.

VMware touts multi-cloud strategy with expanded hybrid cloud portfolio


VMware has used the first day of VMworld in Las Vegas to announce a handful of innovations across its hybrid cloud portfolio of infrastructure and management software, pushing its multi-cloud business strategy as offering flexibility to customers. Newly announced is the vSphere Platinum Edition, a new release of vSAN to further ease hyperconverged infrastructure adoption, and new updates across the VMware vRealize cloud management platform, which VMware said will help customers deliver developer-friendly infrastructure from any cloud with more secure and consistent operations. As far and fast as cloud computing is embedding itself into the enterprise, there remain many cloud-resistant applications and services. Speaking with press ahead of the announcement, VMware VP and CTO for the Americas Cameron Haight said consistent infrastructure allows for the datacentre, the cloud, and now the edge to operate harmoniously. "We want to make sure we provide a consistent operation environment ... we want to make that digital foundation ubiquitous," Haight said.

VMware updates vRealize portfolio with more automation


VMware on Tuesday announced a series of updates to its portfolio of vRealize Cloud Management tools. In addition to adding more automation to the suite, VMware is adding enhanced Kubernetes support, deeper integration with key tools and overall usability improvements. The improvements around vRealize are all aimed at consolidating the management of applications, platforms and infrastructure. VMware's ultimate goal, CEO Pat Gelsinger has said, is to become "the ubiquitous, central infrastructure to enable our customers' digital transformation." The latest updates include several to vRealize Automation 8.2 and VMware vRealize Automation Cloud, such as more granular role-based access control (RBAC), better support for multi-tenant infrastructure and network automation with NSX policy APIs. There's also now self-service provisioning of Kubernetes namespaces and improved infrastructure-as-code capabilities.