Faster Delivery = Happy Users
Automated Process = Fewer Errors
Standards = Cost Reduction
Order Visibility = Confidence
Linking Systems = Efficiency
Visibility of the physical and virtual layers of the data center is a thorn in the side of administrators. With a new release of vRealize Suite, VMware’s focus is aimed squarely at helping overcome that challenge.
We’ve been waiting anxiously to see today’s announcements at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas and we’re excited to share further enhancements to the vRealize Suite. vRealize Suite is VMware’s enterprise-ready cloud management platform, that will provide cloud management teams with the insights needed for better planning, troubleshooting, and management of their data center environments.
vRealize Operations Manager 6.3 (vROps)
A new dashboard builds out workload balancing across an entire SDDC. An interesting enhancement is that the health dashboard 6.3 now presents a “To Do List” with actionable steps to correct problems in the cloud environment.
vRealize Network Insight
The recent Arkin Net acquisition and integration allows VMware to address some key deficiencies of visibility into networking that spans both physical and virtual constructs; particularly helping administrators to take full advantage of technologies such as vSphere virtual distributed switching and NSX-enabled distributed fire-walling and logical routing.
vRealize Network Insight includes an assessment tool to provide an understanding of the traffic patterns in the data center. An assessment will help quantify the specific advantages in a particular environment of considering advanced networking and security services deployment such as with VMware NSX, as well as sustained visibility for use in optimizing and troubleshooting such services after deployment.
vRealize Log Insight 3.6 (vRLI)
VMware improved this tool and added vROps alerts to it (vRealize Operations). Other improvements to vRLI include:
vRealize Business for Cloud (vRB) 7.1
This solution automates cloud costing and provides consumption analysis and comparisons. vRB integrates with vRealize Automation or can be used as a stand-alone tool for businesses that don’t want automation (but need to manage costs) within their various cloud and data center deployments. The latest release has a number of advances, especially enhancements around the UI:
vRealize Code Stream 2.1
VMware’s DevOps tool offers greater integration with Cloud Foundry, Bamboo, Bugzilla and other QA and lifecycle tools.
vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.1
The latest version of VMware’s cloud automation software offers these major new benefits:
VMware will noe offer vROPS Standard edition in a per-CPU model. To help promote upgrading, VMware is providing customers with a limited time opportunity to upgrade from all vRealize Operations editions to all new vRealize tools at a 25 percent discount
To take advantage of these promo SKUs, register for our webinar below, or reach out to your Softchoice Account Manager. We are still learning more about the pricing and the impact upgrading may have on you. As always, we’ll keep you posted.
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