A quick overview of new hybrid cloud solutions from VMware.
In recent years, IT organizations are almost unanimously turning to hybrid cloud to ensure the optimal environment for their applications. However, “no other vendor spans the hybrid cloud as...comprehensively as VMware...We deliver an unparalleled level of consistent infrastructure and operations, from the data center to the cloud to the edge”, proudly says Raghu Raghuram, VMware’s chief operating officer.
This statement is called to support VMware’s recent release of new hybrid cloud solutions that will enable customers to build, run and manage applications in a single infrastructure, choosing among their datacenter, public cloud or edge infrastructure.
Most of these new solutions have been introduced as advancements to VMware Hybrid Cloud Operations that serve to simplify the management of systems and applications through automation, cost and resource control, regulatory compliance, security, and transparency. The improvements include:
- VMware vRealize Automation 8.0. The latest version of vRealize Automation is expected to enable IT and DevOps to automate deployment and second-day operations of complex applications, virtual machines, and containers on any cloud. It is packed with a series of new capabilities that will continue to make customers’ hybrid clouds easier to use and operate, including multi-cloud extension and enhanced ServiceNow, Terraform and Git integrations.
- VMware Cloud Marketplace. An extensive catalog of validated, third-party solutions and services for VMware platforms that customers can browse and implement in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. However, the marketplace is a two-sided service which means that it also enables vendors to publish their solutions for VMware customers all over the world. Currently, the marketplace is available for VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cloud Provider Partners.
- Cloud Migration. Cloud Migration Services, developed on VMware HCX platform, provide improved ways to identify, plan and migrate workloads to any hybrid cloud.
VMware Cloud partners with all major public clouds (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud), as well as more than 60 VMware Cloud Verified partners around the world. Over 70 million applications are powered by VMware, 10 million of which are in the cloud. Applications run in tens of thousands of datacenters managed by VMware Cloud providers.
According to VMware Cloud Journey study, 2018, approximately two-thirds of cloud customers are seeking a single model that spans the data center, cloud, and edge. In response to this need, VMware promises to continue to develop their offerings on hybrid cloud solutions over time including integrations with Ecosystem partners.