Virtualization and cloud infrastructure provider VMware announced on Tuesday that it has updated the management products in its VMware vCloud Suite.
VMware says the updates will simplify and automate management while enabling IT to govern services across multiple clouds.
This news comes as VMware has released new VMware Compliance Reference Architectures, a set of resources including design architectures to simplify compliance for business applications in the cloud.
The VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, launched in August, integrates virtualization, cloud infrastructure and management offerings into a single product.
VMware Cloud Management solutions address cloud service provisioning, cloud operations management and cloud business management across hybrid and heterogeneous clouds.
“Businesses of all sizes are leveraging a decade of virtualization investments to transform IT through the software-defined data center,” Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, cloud infrastructure and management, VMware said in a statement. “VMware’s cloud management offerings fundamentally recast management for the cloud era, allowing customers to operate at cloud scale and begin to act as brokers of IT services to the business.”
vCloud Automation Center 5.1 is based on DynamicOps, the cloud automation solutions provider that VMware acquired in July 2012, and enables policy-based provisioning across VMware-based private and public clouds, physical infrastructure, multiple hypervisors and AWS.
vCloud Automation Center uses a self-service portal to allow administrators and users to request new services or manage existing resources. Automation Center will integrate with vCloud Director as well as vCenter Orchestrator.
With this release, VMware will expand vFabric Application Director will include support for all Microsoft packaged applications like Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, as well as custom applications. vFabric Application Director will support auto-scaling of applications, and simplify ongoing app maintenance tasks such as code and configuration.
This release will also include VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite in all versions of VMware vSphere. The suite will double the operational savings customers receive from VMware vSphere.
vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6 will include customizable, group-based views and VMware vFabric Hyperic application-level monitoring.
vCloud Connector helps customers transfer VMs and applications across vSphere and vCloud Director private cloud environments as well as public clouds from VMware vCloud Service Providers. It will also be able to extend networks and workload catalogues across hybrid cloud environments.
VMware says its updated cloud management solutions will be available in Q4 2012. VMware vCloud Suite is licensed per processor with no core, vRAM or number of VM limits, with prices starting at $4,995 per processor.
VMware is hosting VMworld 2012 Europe in Barcelona from October 9 through 11.
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