VMware cloud management systems now generally available

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Virtualisation giant VMware has announced the general availability of two updates and one new product in its cloud management portfolio that were originally announced at VMworld Europe in October 2013 by CEO Pat Gelsinger.

The first is VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0, which has six new features including unified IT service catalogue for the management if multi-vendor, multi-cloud platforms; support for VMware vCloud Hybrid Services and OpenStack Cloud Environments; and integration with VMware IT Business Management Standard Edition.

VMware IT Business Management Suite Standard Edition 1.0 is a totally new product itself, not just an upgrade, which, the company claims, allows infrastructure and business decision makers to quickly understand the cost and consumption of their virtual infrastructure across private and public cloud environments.

Finally, VMware vCentre Operations Management Suite has been updated to version 5.8. According to VMware, the upgrade extends visibility into the performance of applications running on Microsoft Hyper-V and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as offering improved performance analytics for a range of storage arracy and business apps such as Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server.

In addition to these pre-announced releases, VMware has also updated the automation and management capabilities of vCloud Suite 5.5.

VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5, which was announced at the same time as IT Business Management Suite Standard Edition 1.0, vCloud Automation Center 6.0 and vCentre Operations Management Suite 5.8, is expected to be generally available in the first quarter of next year.

Ramin Sayar, senior vice president and general manager of cloud management at VMware said: “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.

“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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