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VMware has updated its integrated vRealize cloud management platform, making it easier for customers to implement, use and manage hybrid cloud environments.

A range of new releases span the vRealize suite of cloud management products. They include what the company calls a ‘self-driving’ approach to monitoring and managing data centres and cloud environments.

Based largely upon customer feedback, the new updates to the vRealize platform include features that optimise workload performance and capacity across hybrid clouds, as well as enhanced IT automation and productivity capabilities.

The key additions are:

  • vRealize Operations 6.7 that introduces several new and enhanced performance and capacity optimisation features to help customers address operational challenges. This new release will enable customers to adopt a ‘self-driving’ approach to monitoring and managing their data centres and cloud environments. It includes a number of new capabilities for better monitoring and troubleshooting operations such as a new capacity analytics engine for real-time visibility into capacity usage, new out-of-the-box integration with Wavefront by VMware to enable application and IT owners to triage and resolve issues faster, and a new persona-based ‘Quick-Start’ dashboard to help customers perform operational tasks faster.
  • vRealize Automation 7.4 which includes new innovations and improvements aimed at helping customers to achieve consistent operations and greater productivity. It features curated blueprints and Open Virtualization Format (OVF) files to accelerate application blueprinting, and a new custom form designer for IT teams to easily build rich service request forms.
  • vRealize Suite Lifecycle 1.2 that extends lifecycle management to integrated IT content management across infrastructure and cloud environments through the use of a new ‘app store’-like experience for customers to consume solutions from VMware and ecosystem partners, and a new IT Content Lifecycle Management release which  allows customers to treat infrastructure content as applications and apply DevOps principles to manage vRealize content with speed, quality and consistency across multiple environments.

Other updates included in the release are vRealize Orchestrator 7.4, vRealize Business for Cloud 7.4 and vRealize Log Insight 4.6.

Taruna Gandhi, director of product marketing for VMware’s cloud management business unit said, “The big driving force is helping our customers manage and operate their hybrid cloud environments.”

She also confirmed that the emphasis is firmly on ease of use, providing quick time to value and delivering automation around operations management.

Glyn Roberts
Operations Director

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