VMware Boosts Hybrid-Cloud Visibility, Management

| April 14, 2020

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VMware pushed its operations management tool to the cloud with a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) form factor and newly added hybrid cloud support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and vSphere Kubernetes deployments in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.vRealize Operations is VMware’s on-premises software product that provides operations management across applications, infrastructure, and clouds. The new vRealize Operations Cloud, which is generally available today, has the same user interface and features as the on-premises version. “It offers everything you can do with vRealize operations on prem,” said Taruna Gandhi, VP of product marketing for cloud management at VMware. This includes “performance optimization, which includes fully automated workload balancing and placement” based on business and operational intent, she added.The product also helps enterprises better manage costs and improve efficiency by making recommendations about procurement and rightsizing workloads. Both versions use artificial intelligence (AI) for troubleshooting predicting and preventing issues across customers’ hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Gandhi said. And it continually scans these environments to enforce IT and regulatory standards around configuration and compliance, and automatically remediates any problems.

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