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It’s all about multi-cloud, VMware enhances its Cloud Services

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At the VMworld 2018, VMware announced enhanced Cloud Services that include new cloud automation services, VMware Cloud Assembly, VMware Service Broker, and VMware Code Stream; a new cloud configuration security and compliance service, VMware Secure State; and significant enhancements to Wavefront by VMware.

The updates are aimed at helping operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds.

Multi-cloud is becoming core of everyone’s strategy. Forrester reports that 89 percent of enterprises use at least two clouds and 74 percent are using at least three or more public clouds. But these players are also struggling to find right tools and processes as they embark on their multi-cloud journey.

VMware is building a unified platform to help such companies. VMware Cloud Services provide Cloud Engineering and Operations teams customers get visibility into their cloud resources, manage costs, drive efficiency with resource management, and gain real time configuration compliance with automation and insights.

Let’s have a look at enhancement made by VMware to each product:

VMware Cloud Assembly offers unified provisioning across all clouds through declarative Infrastructure as Code, including VMware Cloud on AWS, native AWS and Azure.

VMware Service Broker provides simple, self-service access to multicloud infrastructure and application resources from a single catalog, without requiring disparate tools.

VMware Code Stream automates the code and application release process with a comprehensive set of capabilities for application deployment, testing, and troubleshooting. It features integrations with popular developer tools and supports VMware-based private clouds, VMware Cloud on AWS, and AWS and Azure public clouds. With Code Stream, enterprises get code and applications out faster, and reduce the time it takes to correct issues when they arise.

VMware Secure State addresses violations in cloud configurations in real time by automating configuration security and compliance monitoring in native cloud environments. VMware Secure State allows organizations to scale actionable security insights across cloud teams, helps prevent costly security breaches
and fosters innovation.

Wavefront, a cloud-native monitoring and analytics platform, is now extremely scalable and can ingest, analyze, and visualize metrics data from an environment running 100,000 containers. It provides holistic Kubernetes metrics insight to help ensure no monitoring blind spots. Building on the integration with Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Wavefront has added quick start from within PKS. The new Lambda SDK and dashboards enable developers to deliver serverless code with greater speed, accuracy and reliability. Delta Counters, a new metric type, delivers more accurate reporting.

All of these new capabilities are available already, except for VMware Secure State, which is currently in public beta.

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Swapnil Bhartiya
I have more than 12 years of experience covering Enterprise Open Source, Cloud, Containers, IoT, Machine Learning and general tech. My stories cover a very broad spectrum - traditional Linux, data center and Free Software to contemporary emerging technologies like 'serverless'. Widely Read: My stories have appeared in a multitude of leading publications including CIO, InfoWorld, Network World, The New Stack, Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN Magazine, HPE Insights, Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine, SweetCode, Linux For You, Electronics For You and more.

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