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For many, coping with today’s new normal is a struggle. Yet, organizations that have made transforming their business with modern, digital experiences a top priority say they are adapting and even thriving. How is that so? They are succeeding by building on the scale and innovation that comes from an agile, hybrid cloud and multicloud infrastructure governed and managed with VMware vRealize Cloud Management.

 

What’s New in vRealize Cloud Management?

VMware’s cloud management solution offers customers a path to innovation while improving efficiency and maintaining control over their environment. They are delivering intelligent cloud management to modernize their applications while accelerating their cloud adoption. With vRealize Cloud Management, customers can consistently deploy and operate their apps, infrastructure and platform services, from the data center, to the cloud, and to the edge. It is the leading choice for cloud operations and automation around the globe, helping to:

  • Accelerate innovation with easy access to services
  • Improve efficiency through automation and improved visibility
  • Mitigate risks through unified operations and governance

And it doesn’t matter where you are in your cloud adoption journey. vRealize Cloud Management empowers you to:

  • Modernize IT and operate your private cloud like a public cloud
  • Accelerate cloud evolution with consistent operations across hybrid and public clouds
  • Assure developer productivity by delivering an agile and modern developer environment

With the 8.2 release, VMware vRealize Cloud Management offers new and innovative capabilities for modern infrastructure automation supporting DevOps principles and self-driving operations. Uniquely available both on-premises and as SaaS, VMware vRealize provides customers with the agility and efficiency of cloud infrastructure at scale, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and DevOps principles such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and GitOps to provision, orchestrate, optimize and govern hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Today, VMware is introducing new capabilities and enhancements spanning the following products:

  • VMware vRealize Automation 8.2 and VMware vRealize Automation Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Operations 8.2 and VMware vRealize Operations Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.2 and VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2

 

What’s New in AI-Powered Self-Driving Operations?

VMware vRealize Operations 8.2 and VMware vRealize Operations Cloud will feature:

  • Kubernetes Operations: New and enhanced support for Kubernetes via integration with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and Red Hat OpenShift will enable customers to auto-discover and monitor the health, performance, capacity, cost, and configuration of Kubernetes constructs.
  • App-to-infrastructure Troubleshooting: This latest release will feature integration with popular APM tools such as AppDynamics, Datadog and Dynatrace. It will also include new app discovery via integration with VMware vRealize Network Insight. These two capabilities will help customers predict, prevent and quickly remediate issues in the context of applications.
  • Monitoring VMware Cloud and beyond: Improved metric-correlation and new near real-time monitoring will enable enterprise observability, helping customers detect performance and availability issues up to 15x faster. Enhancements to native AWS management will unlock capacity calculations for EC2 instances and automatically import metrics into VMware vRealize Operations for faster troubleshooting.
  • Efficient Capacity and Cost Management: Improvements to the pricing and costing engine, including daily virtual machine (VM) cost granularity, enhanced metering capabilities, and pricing support for non-VMware vRealize Automation workloads will help customers further reduce costs.

APM Integrations in vRealize Operations Cloud

 

Similarly, VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.2 and VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud will also introduce enhanced Kubernetes support, deeper integration with VMware Cloud on AWS, and overall usability enhancements.

 

What’s New in Modern Infrastructure Automation?

The new and enhanced VMware vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize Automation Cloud capabilities will include:

  • Modern Automation Platform: Enhanced capabilities to increase agility, security and control: granular role-based access control (RBAC), enhanced support for multi-tenant infrastructure, expanded support for Day 2 actions and network automation with NSX policy APIs.
  • DevOps for Infrastructure: Enhanced Infrastructure as Code capabilities with the introduction of VMware Cloud Templates as the templating engine for VMware Cloud infrastructure. This also includes management of Terraform configurations from the service catalog.
  • Self-Service Cloud: Enhanced integration with VMware Cloud Foundation to further simplify private cloud setup for customers.
  • Kubernetes Automation: Self-service provisioning of Kubernetes namespaces via the service catalog with support for VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu.

“The time saved by the new portal is dramatic. If in the past, the developer had to spend a half day up to a whole day manually installing a development environment, now, when using VMware vRealize Automation, it takes only up to 40 minutes to automatically deploy. The developers’ efforts are concentrated were they are really needed – in development and not in deployment.”
– Daniel Sahar, DevOps Engineer, VERINT

The lifecycle management capabilities of VMware vRealize Suite help customers speed time to value by automating the deployment, configuration and upgrading of products in the suite. VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2 will deploy and manage vRealize Suite products on VMware Cloud on AWS, support vRealize Operations product re-size and scale capabilities as well as continuous availability architecture, and manage data collected by vRealize Network Insight. Plus, it will introduce support for compliance certifications, such as Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) 2.0 and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).

For a limited time, VMware is inviting organizations to take advantage of a promotional offer of 50% off vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Standard so you can start optimizing your private or hybrid cloud environments, now.

 

When Are the Products Available?

These products are all expected to become available in the VMware Q3 FY21.

  • VMware vRealize Automation 8.2 and VMware vRealize Automation Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Operations 8.2 and VMware vRealize Operations Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.2 and VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2

 

What’s New in VMware Skyline?

Today, VMware Skyline is announcing a new simplified onboarding experience. The new process is shorter and more intuitive for customers adopting and expanding the proactive cloud service. Skyline offers proactive intelligence that helps customers avoid problems before they occur and reduces their time spent on resolving active support requests. Currently, the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Skyline offers customers an integrated management and support experience that surfaces potential issues and provides remediation guidance to keep them out of harm’s way.

 

Why vRealize Cloud Management?

Successful organizations have been relying on vRealize Cloud Management for technical strength, rich set of capabilities that span hybrid and public clouds, and unique path to innovation and scalability with both on-premises and SaaS consumption offerings. Now is the time to make cloud your business with an intelligent cloud management solution.

 

Learn More

To learn more about the vRealize 8.2 release capabilities, check out the following resources: