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VMware expands cloud portfolio, simplifies multi-cloud adoption  

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VMware, the software virtualization giant, expanded its cloud services portfolio with new offerings that can help customers manage the complexities of multi-cloud environments and get streamlined operations from data center to the cloud.

When enterprises increase the use of cloud computing for their businesses, they go for multiple cloud providers, which increases the operational complexity and risk in terms of varied infrastructures, processes and management tools.

VMware Cloud Services will help organizations utilize any cloud environment with consistent operations, visibility, automation, management and security.

As per VMware Cloud Market Study, around 67% of the industry is estimated to utilize two or more cloud service providers in addition to their on-premises data centers.

“The need to support a complex set of new and existing applications is driving cloud adoption, and the needs of the applications are driving cloud decisions,” said Raghu Raghuram, COO, Products and Cloud Services, VMware. “VMware Cloud gives customers unprecedented flexibility to develop any type of application, deploy these apps to any cloud, and deliver them to any device while leveraging a consistent infrastructure across clouds and a consistent set of operations across any cloud.”

The expanded portfolio includes a new VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension Service for Private Cloud. It is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that enables enterprises to migrate large-scale workloads across multiple private data center environments, avoiding the need to make a lot of changes, and with no application downtime.

The Wavefront by VMware Service has been updated with 45 new integrations, to help customers analyze and optimize the performance metrics of applications hosted on public and private cloud. Wavefront is a SaaS-based metrics monitoring and analytics platform which already supports several integrations like AWS Lambda, Kafka, and Docker.

The new Wavefront integrations include GCP, Chef, GitHub, Spark, Nginx+, Mesos, etc. Wavefront will also support Kubernetes in Pivotal Container Service (PKS), and Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF).

VMware also unveiled a machine learning based Log Intelligence service to provide deeper operational insights into VMware-based data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS. The VMware Cloud on AWS was made generally available in August last year to extend the VMware’s environment from enterprise data center to AWS.

The VMware Cost Insight Service, which currently supports AWS, Microsoft Azure, and VMware private cloud data centers, will now be able to provide in-depth assessments for migration to VMware Cloud on AWS. It will also allow customers to calculate capacity and cost of running apps in private and public clouds.

Furthermore, VMware announced the general availability of VMware Cloud on AWS in Europe region. It will enable more customers to speed up and simplify enterprise cloud migration and hybrid cloud deployments.

“Customers have been asking us to bring VMware Cloud on AWS to Europe, and we are excited to be doing that today in the UK. Working together, VMware and AWS are delivering deeper AWS integration so that customers won’t have to manage their own storage and database services,” said Matt Garman, VP of AWS Compute Services.

Also read: VMware teams up with NxtGen for scalable and secure cloud environments

Lastly, VMware expanded its Partner Network program for managed service providers, solution providers, and system integrator and system outsourcer (SISO) partners to resell VMware Cloud on AWS.

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