VMware's New Solutions Fuel Unified Services Delivery across Cloud Platforms

By CIOReview | Wednesday, October 14, 2015

FREMONT, CA: VMware rolls out major updates to its hybrid cloud platform to strengthen digital business transformation initiatives through new capabilities for delivering applications with increased transparency.

The latest updates, VMware vRealize Automation 7 and VMware vRealize Business Standard 7, boost IT teams’ capabilities to accelerate digital business transformation within their organizations.

VMware vRealize Automation 7

VMware vRealize Automation facilitates IT teams to accelerate the delivery and ongoing management of personalized, business-relevant infrastructure, and application and custom services while improving overall IT efficiency.

The latest update brings unified service blueprint capabilities that enable IT and DevOps teams to fuel the delivery of integrated multi-tier applications with application-centric networking and security across clouds. It is integrated with VMware NSX 6.2 to dynamically configure networks and micro-segmentation unique to each application modeled in the blueprint designer. The unified service blueprints can be accessed through APIs and CLIs (Command line interfaces) as code for textual and human readable authoring of blueprints by DevOps team.

VMware vRealize Automation 7 integrates with VMware Identity manager to render enhanced identity services such as multi-factor authentication, SmartCard support and the ability to integrate with federated external authorization services.

VMware vRealize Business Standard 7

The latest VMware vRealize Business Standard 7 delivers enhanced functionalities to facilitate IT with increased transparency and control over the costs and quality of IT services. It supports Microsoft Azure for comprehensive private and public cloud comparisons. New planning and cost optimization capabilities will provide a complete view of datacenter capacity making inroads for modeling of new workloads, and quantify potential savings from reclamation opportunities.

"IT is under constant pressure to help get applications into production faster, and to drive down costs without sacrificing governance," says Ajay Singh, SVP and GM, Management Suite Business Unit, VMware. "VMware's hybrid cloud management platform is uniquely positioned to help IT organizations navigate the choppy waters of the digital business transformation. Today's updates will further help IT to deliver service agility across the public and private cloud while achieving service cost benefits. Our cloud management platform advancements in the second half of 2015 are another big step toward delivering on our vision of a next-generation, platform that is application-aware and self-optimizing."