VMware updates cloud offerings

Virtualization vendor VMware on Wednesday said it updated the automation and management capabilities of VMware vCloud Suite 5.5.

Targeting the cloud era, VMware also updated VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0, VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8 and VMware IT Business Management Suite – which were unveiled by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger in his keynote at VMworld 2013 Europe.

VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 offers a self-service catalog for requesting and managing IT services across multiple clouds and platforms to provide customers with on-demand access to any service and reducing time to value. The product enables application delivery, including application release automation and support for DevOps automation tools, through the incorporation of VMware vCloud Application Director.

VMware updates cloud offerings

In addition, 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 offers improved performance analytics for storage arrays and business critical applications including Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server.

VMware IT Business Management Suite 1.0 Standard edition 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.

Ramin Sayar, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management, VMware, said. “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.”

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