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Multi-cloud still front of mind for VMware


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 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 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.

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.