Recently I was honored to visit VMware’s headquarters to get an update on VMware’s Cloud Management solutions. As part of that I was excited to be able to meet with Taruna Gandhi, Group Manager of Product Marketing in the cloud business unit at VMware, to learn what’s new in vRealize Operations 6.5, which recently went into general availability (in fact, Taruna wrote about it here – What’s New: VMware vRealize Operations 6.5)
According to Taruna, with vRealize Operations 6.5 VMware is continuing to integrate with Log Insight, taking things a step further, says Gandhi, so that now Log Insight is a tab within vROps. This means customers have access to their log data at their fingertips; what this deeper integration also means is that if you have an object you can see the metrics and logs side by side and in context, Gandhi tells us, which is a powerful capability when you’re troubleshooting problems.
VMware has also integrated the standard edition of vRealize Business for Cloud with vROps in the same manner, says Gandhi, so that it’s accessible as a tab within the product. This means that for the first time, IT admins can see the business context, Gandhi explains, and see the cost savings they can make. With this feature IT admins can see the costs of various CPU, memory or other infrastructure components, what their labor costs are, how many VMs are idle and much more, according to Gandhi.
In the video Gandhi also discusses some new platform improvements that went into version 6.5 of vRealize Operations that help improve performance and scale capabilities. All of these developments are an effort to make vROps the best platform for managing SDDC and cloud and allowing organizations to do more with less.