The allure of cloud adoption and all of its savory benefits has made many businesses evaluate their current IT strategy as they consider going from “cloud curious” to “cloud-first”. But, how do you move to the cloud in a way that aligns with the demands of your business, and what happens to your existing investments?

Today, we are happy to announce the availability of VMware vRealize Cloud Universal, a SaaS management suite, designed to accelerate cloud evolution. It combines SaaS and on-premises capabilities for automation, operations, and log analytics into one license to accelerate the business transition to the cloud. It gives the flexibility to deploy on-premises or SaaS, interchangeably, without the need to repurchase, for a consistent hybrid and multi-cloud management experience. According to research by IDC1, 97% of enterprises worldwide rely on a mix of public and private cloud environments.

A prominent international energy corporation and a U.S.-based state agency are a couple of early adopters that have implemented vRealize Cloud Universal to reduce operational activities and drive innovation as they plan and execute SaaS and public cloud migrations without disruption to their environments.



vRealize Cloud Universal includes capabilities and enhancements spanning the following products:


Watch this video to see how vRealize Cloud Universal accelerates cloud adoption.



Exclusive New Features


vRealize Cloud Universal also includes four new SaaS-exclusive features:


  • vRealize Cloud Federated Catalog: SaaS-based, self-service cloud federation portal for easy access to a consolidated service catalog of IT services from multiple instances of vRealize Automation.
  • vRealize Cloud Federated Analytics: Single interface for cloud administrators to analyze, plan, and compare workload optimization across a mix of on-premises clouds and public cloud environments.
  • vRealize AI Cloud: Expert service that uses reinforcement learning to continuously learn, adapt, and optimize your storage KPIs to deliver consistent and optimal performance for your mixed application workloads.
  • vRealize Cloud Subscription Manager: Cloud utility service that integrates with vRealize Lifecycle Manager to collect data for your on-premises products and integrates with respective cloud services to monitor license data usage for your cloud services.


Why vRealize Cloud Universal?


  • Strategic Alignment – Provision, optimize, and govern your cloud, with management capabilities available interchangeably as SaaS and on-premises to keep pace with your cloud adoption strategy.
  • Technology alignment – Predict, prevent, and remediate with cloud-agnostic provisioning, infrastructure as code, cloud federation, and the latest AI and ML innovations to optimize performance, capacity, and costs.
  • Business alignment – Flexibly deploy management solutions on-premises or consume as a service without having to repurchase, and protect existing investment while moving from a CapEx model to an OpEx model for IT.
  • Support alignment – Avoid problems before they occur, reduce the time spent on resolving active support requests, and increases team productivity and the overall reliability of VMware cloud environments.




Attend vRealize Cloud Universal sessions


Don’t miss out on these sessions at VMworld 2020!


HCMB1522:  Reign in Cloud Management with vRealize

Taruna Gandhi, Senior Director, Product Marketing

Gabriel Martinez, Product Line Marketing Manager

John Dias, Senior Staff Technical Marketing Architect


HCP2806: Understanding vRealize Licensing

Taruna Gandhi, Senior Director, Product Marketing

James Lie, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Tapish Kumar, Senior PnP Business Strategy Manager


Additional sessions where vRealize Cloud Universal will be discussed:


HCP2809: Peer-to-Peer Tips: Why vRealize Operations Cloud is the Future

Ellie Ruano, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Sujatha David, Senior Product Line Manager

Dhruvin Shah, Senior Engineering Manager and SRE


HCMB1518: What’s New in vRealize Operations

Matt Jones, Product Marketing Manager

Dave Overbeek, Director, Technical Marketing


ETML1760 – VMware vRealize AI and the ML Drivers of the Self-Driving Data Center

Arun Annavarapu, Product Line Manager

Jad El-Zein, Technologist, CMBU OCTO


HCMB1761 – Transform your HCI Datacenter Operations with vRealize Operations Cloud and vRealize AI Cloud

David Pham, Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Julie Roman, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager


HCMB2357 – Executive Session #1: The Cloud Management of Tomorrow, as Seen from the CTO’s Office

Mike Wookey, VP & CTO CMBU

Jad El-Zein, Technologist, CMBU OCTO


HCMB1311 – Executive Session #2: Two steps Ahead of the Future, the VMware Cloud Management Roadmap

Purnima Padmanabhan, VP Product Management CMBU


Learn More


To learn more about vRealize Cloud Universal, here are some additional resources:


Ready to accelerate your cloud journey? Contact us to get started!



1Turner, Mary Johnston, IDC Research Inc., “Hybrid/Multicloud Complexity Requires Unified Management and Control“. September 2020.


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