VMware announced the new Hybrid Cloud Platform at its VMworld conference. VMware’s software and cloud services come together on the platform. This allows organisations to manage their hybrid cloud deployments from a single portal. The products are available on premise as well as in the cloud.

VMware argues that the new platform optimizes the planning, deployment, modernization and cost of cloud services. At the same time, the cloud infrastructure and operations remain consistent as users migrate between, for example, different clouds and data centers.

An important idea behind Hybrid Cloud Platform is that VMware wants to offer the hybrid cloud as a single platform. This to respond to the growing popularity of the hybrid approach in recent years. VMware will split the updates into two overarching categories: Hybrid Cloud Operations and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure.

Operations and Infrastructure

Hybrid Cloud Operations has a list of new features. These include support for self-driving hybrid cloud and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, new container-based architecture for microservices, and an integration of vRealize Automation 8.0 and vRealize Operations 8.0 into one vRealize suite. There is also WaveFront, to create visualizations of data about cloud services. This should result in easier troubleshooting. In addition, CloudHealth is now also available for hybrid cloud, for cost optimization, migration management and better security. Then there is VMware Cloud Marketplace, for finding third-party solutions that are suitable for the VMware Cloud. In addition, VMware and Dell EMC will work together for Disaster Recovery and Data Protection. Finally, there is VMware Skyline, a bundle of support services including automatic compatibility checks for software.

VMware Cloud Infrastructure focuses on three parts of the infrastructure: VMware at Dell EMC, AWS and VMware Cloud Solutions. VMware on Dell EMC combines vSphere, vSAN and NSX with Dell’s servers, such as the VxRail HCI. The new VMware Cloud on AWS focuses on migrating and modernizing workloads, with VMware HCX and vMotion combined with hybrid cloud infrastructure. VMware Cloud Solutions is about making it easier to use the cloud. The solution provides workflows for common use cases such as cloud migration, Desktop-as-a-Service, Disaster Recovery as-a-Service, Self Service Applications and Managed Kubernetes.

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