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Enhanced Ease of Use with Out-of-the-Box Support for Azure and Containers

To better address the needs of developers and IT teams, VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 brings new out-of-the box support for Microsoft Azure as well as new container management capabilities. With this new release, the ability of IT and DevOps practitioners to use unified service blueprints to simplify the delivery of integrated multi-tier applications with application-centric networking and security has been extended to Microsoft Azure, as well as currently out of the box supported clouds including Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMware vCloud Air and the vCloud Air Network.

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The Azure endpoint will include:

  • Subscription and Active Directory users information
  • Reservations and integration with the governance model
  • Blueprint creation with Azure VMs, storage disks and nics
  • Azure networking supportazure-endpoint

Additionally, the ability to manage the deployment life cycle, including start, stop, restart and delete are possible via the endpoint.

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Support for containers in vRealize Automation 7.2 will allow developers and application teams to accelerate application delivery. vRealize Automation 7.2 leverages Admiral, a highly     scalable and very lightweight container management platform to deploy and manage containers to Docker hosts and through a private beta, virtual container hosts on VMware vSphere Integrated Containers. Developers will be able to provision container hosts from the vRealize Automation service catalog as well as model containerized applications using unified service blueprints or Docker Compose.container-bp Application teams will have the ability to build hybrid deployments consisting of VMs and containers. Cloud administrators will be able to manage container hosts and apply governance to their usage including capacity quotas or approval workflows. vRealize Automation 7.2 is well suited for organizations with existing apps while also modernizing them via the adoption of micro services and a cloud-native architecture.

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vRealize Automation 7.2 – What’s New