VMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, 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 Centre 6.0, VMware vCentre 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,” says Ian Jansen Van Rensburg, senior systems engineering manager at VMware, southern Africa.
“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.
VMware vCloud Automation Centre 6.0 offers a self-service catalogue 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 vCentre 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.
VMware’s cloud management solutions, among other offerings, are available for customers and prospects to trial via VMware Hands-on Labs Online.
VMware vCloud Automation Centre 6.0, VMware vCentre Operations Management Suite 5.8, and VMware IT Business Management Suite are now generally available. VMware vCentre Log Insight 1.5, also introduced in October 2013, is expected to become generally available in Q1 2014.
VMware vCloud Automation Centre 6.0 and VMware vCentre Operations Management Suite 5.8 capabilities have been added to all editions of VMware vCloud Suite 5.5, which is licensed per processor starting at $4 995.
VMware vCloud Automation Centre 6.0 and VMware vCentre Operations Management Suite 5.8 are available a la carte and priced per VM. The VMware IT Business Management Suite is licensed per user.