VMware will purchase CloudHealth for the company's cloud management platform, VMware Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger told Reuters. That platform makes it possible for enterprises to control and analyze the costs, compliance and performance of their computing environments across their own data centers and public clouds like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Corp's Azure.
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.
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VMware's CloudHealth Technologies acquisition closed Thursday after a whirlwind 18-month courtship. Joe Kinsella, CTO and CloudHealth co-founder, said it all started with a meeting to discuss a VMware-CloudHealth technology partnership. And then VMware's "strategy shifted when they realized this was an area they needed to own for multi-cloud management," Kinsella said. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger first announced the CloudHealth deal on stage at VMworld in August. CloudHealth, Gelsinger said, gives VMware "the most complete set of multi-cloud management tools in the industry."
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."