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Cloud Automation Services – Enhanced Machine List View

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We’ve highlighted several usability enhancements across the Cloud Automation Services (CAS) platform since it went generally available late last year. While CAS continues to be a feature rich platform, sometimes the most impactful things we can do are small tweaks to the UI/UX. In the case of this months feature additions, we’ve improved the way Read more...

Cloud Assembly Micro Feature – Code View

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One of the major benefits of VMware Cloud Automation Services is that it’s hosted in SaaS. As we create enhancements for the platform, we can quickly get those features in front of you much faster. Some of those features are larger capabilities that are added to the product, however, there are many “smaller” features that get Read more...

Ansible Integration Comes to Cloud Assembly!

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It’s not enough for platforms delver infrastructure anymore. Applications are first class citizens in Clouds, and customers have an expectation that automation delivers these applications in a configured state. The term behind this is frequently referred to as “Confguration Management”. Configuration Management can trigger many things – sometimes it might be compliance configurations on an Read more...

New Cloud Assembly Objects – Amazon DB and Amazon API Gateway

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Infrastructure teams continue to move beyond Virtual Machines in favor of Cloud Native constructs. It’s hard to find a company that isn’t using Amazon S3 or Azure Blob storage for something today! One of the guiding concepts of Cloud Automation Services was being aware of how these Cloud Native Services are consumed within the platform. This Read more...

Introducing GitHub Support in Cloud Assembly

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GitHub Support Comes to Cloud Assembly! Several months go we enabled GitLab Integration to synchronize blueprints from GitHub based synchronization of blueprints to Cloud Assembly. This month, we have expanded this integration to include GitHub as a source control manager (SCM) provider!   Infrastructure as Code with Source Control Sync! One of the core tenants Read more...

Enhancements to Cloud Assembly Blueprinting

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Cloud Assembly provides a next generation blueprinting interface for crafting end user worklaods and driving platform automation. Combining an Infrastructure as Code approach with a declarative model allows Cloud Assembly to give you full visibility into the workloads you are deploying. As time has moved forward, we continue to enhance this interface and provide new Read more...

Introducing Enterprise PKS Integration in Cloud Assembly

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Kubernetes is taking the world by storm, and Enterprise PKS is leading the charge! Enterprise PKS embraces multi-cloud, so it only makes sense that VMware’s Cloud Automation Services would support this platform! Beyond Enterprise PKS, Cloud Assembly also supports on-bonarding any external based Kubernetes instance, allowing you to bring your public and private cloud Kubernetes clusters Read more...

Improvements to Action Based Extensibility in Cloud Assembly

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Recently we outlined the multiple paths to extensibility in Cloud Assemvly. Within this post we talked about Action Based Extensibility (ABX) as a new path to extending your Hybrid Cloud. Action Based Extensibilty enables users to leverage Function as a Service in AWS Lambda and Azure Function to execute arbitrary code against Cloud Assembly machines Read more...

Extending Cloud Assembly – An Extensibility Primer

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Extensibility has a long history within VMware’s Automation and Operations suites. Extensibiltiy has traditionally been defined as how we create interactions with platforms outside of our management platform. Some of the most common examples of this are… Interacting with IPAM Systems (Infoblox, BlueCat, etc) Pushing records into Configuration Management Databases (CMDB’s) Creating Records in DNS Read more...