Cloud Management Platform

Introducing VMware Aria

A unified management solution for cloud native applications and multi-cloud.

I’m very excited by the prospect of seeing our customers in person once again at VMware Explore this week, especially as we’ll be announcing the next chapter in VMware’s cloud management story. We’re unveiling VMware Aria, a multi-cloud management portfolio that provides a set of end-to-end solutions for managing the cost, performance, configuration, and delivery of infrastructure and applications. Expressly designed for the operational challenges of cloud-native applications and public cloud environments, VMware Aria truly delivers a wholly new perspective on multi-cloud management. 


Today, more and more of our customers are delivering applications across public clouds and at the edge, and they’re increasingly using Kubernetes to manage and scale their modernized and cloud-native apps. To be the preferred multi-cloud management partner for our customers, we need to solve the challenges they face managing overall cloud spend, resource utilization, and application performance, security, and compliance across any cloud. VMware Aria enables us to do just that.   

Powering VMware Aria is VMware Aria Graph, an exciting new cloud-scale data store technology that captures and maps the complexity of our customers’ multi-cloud environments – applications, users, configurations, and associated dependencies – in a single view. The innovative Aria Graph technology anchors all our core management solutions, namely, Aria Cost, Aria Operations, and Aria Automation. In addition, it powers a set of end-to-end multi-cloud management solutions for cloud governance (Aria Guardrails), cloud migration (Aria Migration), and business insights (Aria Business Insights) at scale. VMware Aria Graph will be made available to customers as a capability within VMware Aria Hub. First introduced at VMworld 2021 as Project Ensemble, VMware Aria Hub provides centralized views and controls to manage the entire multi-cloud environment. 

Scale and extensibility are core tenets of the VMware Aria solution. With the ability to scale reliably to hundreds of millions of objects and ingest billions of data points the moment they occur, VMware Aria meets the multi-cloud management requirements of the largest and most demanding enterprises. VMware Aria’s graph data store and API services enable it to seamlessly integrate with third-party solutions such as observability and application performance management tools. Data collected and normalized from native public clouds, on-prem clouds, VMware tools and third-party tools within Aria Graph enriches operations, automation, and cost metrics in customers’ existing VMware vRealize, CloudHealth by VMware and VMware Tanzu Observability products. 

VMware Aria has been designed to address the emerging cross-cloud and cross-discipline management challenges customers are increasingly encountering as they continue to adopt native public clouds and cloud native applications. A good example is cloud migration. For those customers with multiple cloud environments seeking to modernize or rationalize their existing portfolios, they now have various target clouds options to choose from when migrating an application or workload. Understanding the characteristics of the target cloud from a cost, performance, and security perspective and comparing it with other cloud options is dependent on having a map of the relationships of all the objects and workloads across those cloud environments. This is precisely what VMware Aria’s new datastore – VMware Graph – is designed to do. VMware Aria is less about managing the challenges of the past but about the managing the ever-growing complexity of the multi-cloud and cloud native application world. 

With the VMware Aria launch, we are unifying VMware Cloud Management in four key respects: 

  • Offering:  VMware Aria –A multi-cloud management portfolio for managing the cost, performance, configuration, and delivery of infrastructure and cloud native applications across any cloud 
  • Platform: VMware Aria Hub powered by VMware Aria Graph – Centralized views and controls powered by a graph-based data store that captures the resources and relationships of a multi-cloud environment  
  • Solutions:  New End-to-End Services – Three new end-to-end solutions cutting across management disciplines to deliver cloud governance, cloud migration and business insights   
  • Portfolio:  VMware Aria – Single family name to unify the VMware portfolio: vRealize, CloudHealth by VMware Suite, and Tanzu Observability 

I want to thank all our customers for your support as we’ve built the future of Cloud Management together – VMware Aria. 

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