VMware Announces General Availability of VMware Cloud Management Solutions
VMware has announced the general availability of new and updated offerings to the industry’s leading portfolio of management solutions purpose-built for the cloud era. These solutions — VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ 6.0, VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™ 5.8 and VMware IT Business Management Suite™ — were unveiled earlier this year by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger in his keynote at VMworld® 2013 Europe. In addition, VMware today announced that it has updated the automation and management capabilities of VMware vCloud® Suite 5.5.
“Providing cloud management solutions that simplify and automate how IT is managed is key to helping our customers on their journey to deliver IT-as-a-Service,” said Ramin Sayar, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management, VMware. “With the availability of new products and enhancements across our management portfolio, customers can take advantage of the business opportunities that exist whether it’s increasing business agility, enabling cost transparency of IT services or expanding to the hybrid cloud.”
Today, VMware extends the business and IT benefits delivered by management solutions purpose-designed for dynamic virtualized and cloud environments with a new offering, as well as significant enhancements to its product portfolio, including:
* VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 offers a self-service catalog for requesting and managing all types of IT services across multiple clouds and platforms to provide customers with on-demand access to any service and reducing time to value. Additionally, the product enables rapid application delivery, including application release automation and support for DevOps automation tools, through the incorporation of VMware vCloud Application Director.
* VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8 extends visibility and insight into the performance of applications running on Microsoft Hyper-V and Amazon Web Services. This latest release also offers improved performance analytics for a broad range of storage arrays and business critical applications including Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server.
* VMware IT Business Management Suite 1.0 Standard edition is a new product that allows infrastructure and business stakeholders to quickly understand the cost and consumption of their virtual infrastructure across private and public cloud environments. VMware IT Business Management Suite 8.0 Advanced and Enterprise editions introduce additional persona-based dashboards tailored to the CIO, CFO of IT, IT project managers and line-of-business owners.