Find Orchestration Plug-ins, Management Packs, Blueprints, Content Packs all in one place!
This is an exciting time for us at VMware! Among several key and strategic initiatives at VMware this year, we are thrilled to share the much-awaited release of VMware Cloud Management Marketplace.
You have asked us to make it easy to find 3rd party and VMware solutions for all our management products in one place. The VMware Cloud Management Marketplace is exactly that – it is a one-stop destination, a portal within VMware Solutions Exchange for finding trusted management solutions from VMware and our rich partner network under one umbrella.
What can you find on the marketplace?
You can find certified orchestration plug-ins, workflows for VMware vCenter Orchestrator, application and database blueprints for VMware vCloud Automation Center. With these you can accelerate automating your software-defined data center and cloud. You can find best practice ways to expose them as cloud services in VMware vCloud Automation Center for your IT consumers.
You can also find management packs for extending your VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite to monitoring and optimizing 3rd party networking, storage, operating system and application monitoring tools. You can also find content packs that you can use to analyze terabytes of 3rd party logs with VMware vCenter Log Insight.
What makes the marketplace unique?
The uniqueness of this marketplace lies in the breadth and depth of design partnerships that VMware brings to bear with industry leading vendors across various domains. These domains range from from infrastructure – network compute storage security, to management frameworks, platforms, applications and database. You can find solutions from HP, Dell, EMC, VCE, Brocade, Cisco, Netapp, Infoblox, F5, Radware, Riverbed, HyTrust, Bluecat Networks, Puppet, Liquidware labs, Avnet, BitNami, Zend, SaltStack and many more.
An underlying design principle for VMware’s cloud management products is heterogeneity and multi-cloud support including support for non-VMware clouds. This allows you to choose a cloud management platform that not only accelerates their journey to a scalable, robust cloud with self-service capability and on-demand access to services by IT consumers, but doing it in a manner that allows you to extend your cloud to platforms suitable for appropriate workloads.
Our cloud management products are built for extensibility and customizability. These benefits apply to the solutions as well. You can not only use these best practice solutions as-is but they can also customize them to their environments. For example, when you download an application blueprint, you can easily make a copy, extend the topology and change configurations per your environment in your VMware vCloud Automation Center. The blueprint solution allows you to jumpstart the automation of a complex multi-tier application and allows you to customize it per your needs.