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VMware Deepens Multi-Cloud Management Support

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VMware has announced enhanced capabilities across its cloud management portfolio spanning CloudHealth by VMware and VMware vRealize Cloud Management on-premises and software as a service (SaaS) offerings.

VMware vRealize Automation 8.4 will deliver new capabilities to support customers’ needs for modern self-service multi-cloud infrastructure, intelligent network automation, and event-driven configuration automation. This new release will feature tighter integration with open source innovations from the Salt Project as well as advanced multi-cloud provisioning and governance across Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and VMware Cloud.

Powered by AI and predictive analytics, VMware vRealize Operations 8.4 delivers self-driving operations from apps to infrastructure to better optimize, plan and scale private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. New features include: increased AWS services support; enhanced VMware Cloud on AWS costing; enhanced cost flow optimization; new VMware Cloud on AWS What-if Planning; and new support for open source Telegraf agent.

Moreover, VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.4 and vRealize Log Insight Cloud will introduce efficient storage partitions and extensive multi-cloud observability capabilities.

The new Log Partitions as rules feature will help segregate data into specific partitions – “active” for regular high-performance data storage and “archive” for low-cost data storage. The new release will feature multi-cloud observability across AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform logs (in addition to prior support for 50+ AWS services).

VMware vRealize Network Insight 6.2 and VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud provide an end-to-end network view by learning from multiple data sources across virtual and physical infrastructure. Using machine learning (ML) for application discovery as well as assurance and verification capabilities, vRealize Network Insight makes it easier for customers to plan, build, and manage complex networks. This new release includes:

CloudHealth FlexReports now supports Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreements (EAs) so customers can select both Azure EA and AWS Cost and Usage Reports (CUR) to evaluate costs using various dimensions and filter criteria.

CloudHealth has further deepened its support for AWS Savings Plans with the introduction of automated recommendations.

To further help customers avoid problems before they occur, VMware Skyline will deliver new proactive Findings and Recommendations, enhancements to Log Assist and in-product email notification.

The new capabilities and enhancements to CloudHealth by VMware, VMware vRealize Automation Cloud, VMware vRealize Operations Cloud, VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud and VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud are now available.

VMware vRealize Automation 8.4, VMware vRealize Operations 8.4, VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.4, VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.4, VMware vRealize Network Insight 6.2 and VMware Skyline are expected to be available in VMware’s Q1 FY22 (ending April 30, 2021).