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VMware announced a series of updates for CloudHealth and vRealize on Tuesday. The tools help customers in managing multiple cloud environments. The updates will make the tools even more valuable to a wider selection of public cloud vendors.

The updates are part of VMware’s current efforts to be the bridge that connects public cloud providers.

In 2020, Pat Gelsinger (the former CEO), said that VMware’s goal is to be the multi-cloud infrastructure provider many people go for. VMware acquired CloudHealth in 2018, to gain multi-cloud management capabilities.

What does CloudHealth do?

The platform helps organizations and enterprises analyze the usage, security, cost, and performance of computing environments across their respective public clouds. CloudHealth FlexReports gives users cost evaluation reports they can customize.

In the update, it now supports Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreements (EAs), which users can use to select both Azure EA and AWS Cost and Usage report.

CloudHealth has also expanded support for AWS Savings Plans, by introducing automated recommendations to make choosing the right plan easy. The updates for vRealize, VMware’s cloud management suite, include vRealize Automation, VMware vRealize Log Insight, VMware vRealize Operations, and VMware vRealize Network Insight.

The highlights

vRealize Automation 8.4 brings enhanced public cloud support for Azure and Google Cloud. Integration with VMware Cloud on AWS will help automate the allocation of cloud resources, among other upgrades.

vRealize Operations updates have been expanded to include the most popular native AWS services, allowing it to support a total of 57 services. In addition to improvements in cost flow optimization and support for open-source Telegraf agent plugins.

vRealize Network Insight Cloud now gives users network visibility in both Google Cloud VMware Engine and Azure VMware Solution.