What’s New in VMware vRealize Cloud Management 8.2 Release

Want more control as you modernize your applications and accelerate cloud adoption? Discover how the latest updates to VMware vRealize Cloud Management – which encompasses powerful tools like vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation and more – are geared to support you on your cloud journey.  

 

For many, coping with today’s new normal is a struggle. Yet, organizations that have made transforming their business with modern, digital experiences a top priority say they are adapting and even thriving. How is that so? They are succeeding by building on the scale and innovation that comes from an agile, hybrid and multicloud infrastructure governed and managed with VMware vRealize Cloud Management.

What’s New in vRealize Cloud Management?

VMware’s cloud management solution offers customers a path to innovation, while improving efficiency and maintaining control over their environment. They deliver intelligent cloud management to modernize their applications while accelerating their cloud adoption. With vRealize Cloud Management, customers can consistently deploy and operate their apps, infrastructure, and platform services, from the data center, to the cloud, and to the edge. It is the leading choice for cloud operations and automation around the globe, helping to:

  • Accelerate innovation with easy access to services
  • Improve efficiency through automation and improved visibility
  • Mitigate risks through unified operations and governance

 

And it doesn’t matter where you are in your cloud adoption journey. vRealize Cloud Management empowers you to:

  • Modernize IT and operate your private cloud like a public cloud
  • Accelerate cloud evolution with consistent operations across hybrid and public clouds
  • Assure developer productivity by delivering an agile and modern developer environment

 

With the 8.2 release, VMware vRealize Cloud Management offers new and innovative capabilities for modern infrastructure automation supporting DevOps principles and self-driving operations. Uniquely available both on-premises and as SaaS, VMware vRealize provides customers with the agility and efficiency of cloud infrastructure at scale, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and DevOps principles such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and GitOps to provision, orchestrate, optimize, and govern hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

 

Today, VMware is introducing new capabilities and enhancements spanning the following products:

  • VMware vRealize Automation 8.2 and VMware vRealize Automation Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Operations 8.2 and VMware vRealize Operations Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.2 and VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2

 

What’s New in AI-Powered Self-Driving Operations?

VMware vRealize Operations 8.2 and VMware vRealize Operations Cloud will feature:

  • Kubernetes Operations: New and enhanced support for Kubernetes via integration with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and Red Hat OpenShift will enable customers to auto-discover and monitor the health, performance, capacity, cost, and configuration of Kubernetes constructs.
  • App-to-infrastructure Troubleshooting: This latest release will feature integration with popular APM tools such as AppDynamics, Datadog, and Dynatrace. It will also include new app discovery via integration with VMware vRealize Network Insight. These two capabilities will help customers predict, prevent, and quickly remediate issues in the context of applications.
  • Monitoring VMware Cloud and beyond: Improved metric correlation and new near real-time monitoring will enable enterprise observability, helping customers detect performance and availability issues up to 15x faster. Enhancements to native AWS management will unlock capacity calculations for EC2 instances and automatically import metrics into VMware vRealize Operations for faster troubleshooting.
  • Efficient Capacity and Cost Management: Improvements to the pricing and costing engine, including daily virtual machine (VM) cost granularity, enhanced metering capabilities, and pricing support for non-VMware vRealize Automation workloads will help customers further reduce costs.

 

Similarly, VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.2 and VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud will also introduce enhanced Kubernetes support, deeper integration with VMware Cloud on AWS, and overall usability enhancements.

 

What’s New in Modern Infrastructure Automation?

The new and enhanced VMware vRealize Automation capabilities will include:

  • Modern Automation Platform: Enhanced capabilities to increase agility, security, and control: granular role-based access control (RBAC), enhanced support for multi-tenant infrastructure, expanded support for Day 2 actions, and network automation with NSX policy APIs.
  • DevOps for Infrastructure: Enhanced Infrastructure as Code capabilities with the introduction of VMware Cloud Templates as the templating engine for VMware Cloud infrastructure. This also includes management of Terraform configurations from the service catalog.
  • Self-Service Cloud: Enhanced integration with VMware Cloud Foundation to further simplify private cloud setup for customers.
  • Kubernetes Automation: Self-service provisioning of Kubernetes namespaces via the service catalog with support for VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu.

 

The lifecycle management capabilities of the VMware vRealize Suite help customers speed time to value by automating the deployment, configuration, and upgrading of products in the suite. VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2 will deploy and manage vRealize Suite products on VMware Cloud on AWS.

 

When Are the Products Available?

These products are all expected to become available in the VMware Q3 FY21.

  • VMware vRealize Automation 8.2 and VMware vRealize Automation Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Operations 8.2 and VMware vRealize Operations Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight 8.2 and VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud
  • VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2

 

Why vRealize Cloud Management?

Successful organizations have been relying on vRealize Cloud Management for its technical strength, rich set of capabilities that span hybrid and public clouds, and unique path to innovation and scalability with both on-premises and SaaS consumption offerings. Now is the time to make cloud your business with an intelligent cloud management solution.

 

Learn More

About the Authors

Ellie Ruano

Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware

Ellie Ruano is a member of the Cloud Management team at VMware and is focused on cloud operations. Throughout her career she has been passionate about helping customers identify the right technology that will meet their business needs. With over 25-years of technology experience, she has a broad-based background in cloud, SaaS, operations, mobile security, UC, and WLAN, and she previously held product roles for MobileIron, Cisco, Avaya, and wireless tech companies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *