VMware has announced the general availability of VMware vRealize Automation 7 and VMware vRealize Business Standard 7 to further empower IT teams to drive digital business transformation within their organizations.
The availability of VMware vRealize Automation 7 and VMware vRealize Business Standard 7, along with the Q3 2015 releases of VMware vRealize Operations 6.1 and VMware vRealize Log Insight 3, complete a comprehensive update of the cloud management platform, VMware vRealize Suite.
VMware vRealize Suite addresses cloud management requirements across day one and day two operations for compute, storage, network and application level resources in heterogeneous, hybrid cloud environments.
Key features of VMware’s updated cloud management platform include:
– VMware vRealize Automation 7 – VMware vRealize Automation 7 introduces unified service blueprint capabilities that would enable IT and DevOps teams to simplify and accelerate the delivery of integrated multi-tier applications with application-centric networking and security across clouds. New unified service blueprints enable the modeling of infrastructure, networks, security, applications and custom IT services including their relationships and dependencies within a graphical canvas.
VMware vRealize Automation 7 is integrated with VMware NSX 6.2 to dynamically configure networks and micro-segmentation unique to each application in the blueprint designer. VMware vRealize Automation 7 blueprints span the hybrid cloud featuring support for VMware vCloud Air and Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), featuring support for VMware vCloud Government Service and AWS GovCloud, OpenStack Kilo, and VMware vSphere 6 Update 1. The unified service blueprints can be edited as text files to facilitate DevOps deployments.
Additionally, VMware vRealize Automation 7 features a consolidated architecture with “simplified” installation that would reduce deployment time significantly for most configurations (compared to the previous release) to help IT organizations accelerate time to value.
– VMware vRealize Business Standard 7 – VMware vRealize Business Standard 7 introduces several new and enhanced capabilities to provide IT teams with increased transparency and control over the costs and quality of IT services. This release features new costing and pricing policies for private and public clouds including VMware vCloud Air, AWS Cloud, and all other clouds supported by vRealize Automation. The release also supports Microsoft Azure for “easy, comprehensive” private and public cloud cost comparisons.