VMware cloud-management suite features Kubernetes, automation upgrades

VMware cloud management suite features Kubernetes automation upgrades

VMware this week bolstered the on-premise and service-monitoring capabilities of its core cloud-management software program with improved automation, Kubernetes and troubleshooting options.

The options are available a brand new launch of VMware’s vRealize Suite which is the corporate’s wide-ranging bundle of instruments for serving to prospects handle digital infrastructure and functions. Its options embrace synthetic intelligence, machine studying, and DevOps instruments reminiscent of Infrastructure as Code to provision, orchestrate, optimize and govern hybrid-cloud environments.

“The overarching idea of vRealize is to help customers centrally control and govern cloud resources whether they be private, hybrid or SAAS and mitigate the risk of those rapidly growing virtual workloads,” mentioned Ken Lee  senior director of product advertising for VMware. 

Some of the important thing enhancements for vRealize embrace upgrades to its vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation parts which individually supply digital troubleshooting and automation administration for VMware prospects.

In the brand new, Version 8.2 launch vRealize Operations, VMware has added assist for Kubernetes containers working on VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid or IBM/Red Hat OpenShift environments.  In addition, a brand new self-service provisioning for Kubernetes software program can also be out there to assist carry up and handle these assets shortly.

Another vRealize part, Log Insight which permits real-time monitoring of software logs, network traces, configuration information, messages and efficiency knowledge, was additionally added to the  Kubernetes assist menu.

The thought is to assist prospects auto-discover and monitor the well being, efficiency, capability, price, and configuration of Kubernetes containers, Lee mentioned.

This launch of software program additionally contains integration with well-liked application-performance administration instruments reminiscent of Cisco/AppDynamics, Datadog and Dynatrace that may let prospects combine software availability, efficiency and troubleshooting metrics with VMware vRealize Network Insight bundle to assist prospects predict, forestall and remediate software points from a central location, Lee mentioned.

Also within the Operation bundle is improved metric-correlation and close to real-time cloud useful resource monitoring that may assist prospects detect efficiency and availability points as much as 15 occasions sooner than earlier variations of the software program, Lee mentioned.  Enhancements to native AWS administration will unlock capability calculations for AWS EC2 cases and routinely import metrics into VMware vRealize Operations for sooner troubleshooting, he added.

On the automation facet, the corporate boosted safety by including assist for granular role-based access management and added assist for improved network automation routines to assist prospects configure and handle digital network environments through their NSX bundle. NSX is VMware’s flagship networking bundle that helps every thing from non-public or public cloud-native functions to bare-metal workloads  working on multivendor hypervisors. It additionally helps network-virtualization stacks in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud in addition to main Kubernetes container applied sciences.

All of the VMware vRealize enhancements can be out there within the third quarter, the corporate mentioned.

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