VMware optimizes cloud portfolio for hybrid and multi-client environments

VMware optimizes cloud portfolio for hybrid and multi-client environments

VMware has given its cloud portfolio, which allows business customers to easily migrate to hybrid or multi-client environments, a significant injection of updates. The most striking improvement is the introduction of an appliance that can be used from the ground up for the entire hybrid cloud infrastructure of the virtualisation and cloud specialist.

With the various improvements to its cloud portfolio, the vendor wants to better help companies and organizations to switch from their existing on-premise environments to hybrid or multicold environments.

Hyperconverged appliance

It has now polished its Cloud Foundation solution in such a way that it now runs directly native on a hyper-converted hardware platform, in this case the Dell EMC VxRail platform. This means that this application is actually the first hyper-converted appliance designed from the outset to run VMware’s entire hybrid cloud infrastructure portfolio.

According to the supplier, this integrated platform should be up to 60 times faster than a normally installed software solution. To achieve this better performance, the now presented hypeconverged platform includes improved functionality, lifecycle management and automation solutions. The appliance will be available from April 2019.

Optimization of cloud portfolio

In addition to the new hyper-converged appliance, VMware also announces other improvements in its hybrid cloud portfolio. Cloud Foundation is now available in version 3.7. Improvements include an automatic roll-out of the Horizon 7 virtual desktop infrastructure, including the installation of application volumes. The end user environment has also been changed and a unified access gateway has been added to the software.

Cloud Foundation is now also available in more AWS regions, such as Central Canada, Paris and Singapore. This brings the number of worldwide regions where this solution for AWS is available to thirteen.

Other updates to hybrid cloud solutions

In addition, the unified monitoring platform VMware CloudHealth also received an improvement, including reporting capabilities for multi-client environments integration with the supplier’s cloud analytics and monitoring platform Wavefront.

Other improvements introduced include version 9.7 of the automated provisioning, management and data protection suite vCloud Director and version 3.0 of vCloud Availability, a unified migration and disaster recovery service.

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