"As IT organisations strive to become more agile and innovative, VMware is helping them achieve these outcomes by modernizing their data centres and integrating public Clouds with their private Clouds", stated Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. "VMware vRealize Suite 2017 introduces new lifecycle management capabilities to enable IT to accelerate time to value for their Cloud management platform, and deliver and manage application and infrastructure services faster and more efficiently than ever before."
Digital transformation is accelerating as more companies across all industries take advantage of technology trends such as Big Data, Cloud, social, IoT and mobility. In a 2017 VMware customer survey, 67 percent of enterprise customers said they foresee an ideal end state in which they rely on multiple Clouds. Managing resources and applications across multiple Clouds, however, raises new challenges including workload Cloud portability and the need to monitor performance, manage capacity and achieve cost transparency across Clouds.
VMware vRealize Suite 2017 will deliver a comprehensive Cloud management platform that can manage hybrid environments across private and public Clouds. It will speed up the delivery of IT services through automation and pre-defined policies, providing a high level of agility and flexibility for developers and lines of business while maintaining governance and control. The suite will also support heterogeneous environments that are a mix of both traditional and Cloud-native applications across VMs and containers, running in a software-defined data centre (SDDC) environment or multiple Clouds.
The suite will help customers address three common use cases - intelligent operations, automated IT and developer Cloud. VMware vRealize Suite 2017 will provide enterprises with advanced intelligent operations and automated IT capabilities to more easily stand up and operate a VMware-based Cloud. Additionally, the suite will feature increased support for public Clouds as well as containers and configuration management solutions to ease moving applications from dev-test into production. Updated capabilities in the suite include:
The launch of vRealize Suite 2017 advances VMware's support of its customers' adoption of multiple Clouds, and builds off VMware's announcements at VMworld 2017 U.S.
As enterprises begin to experience the benefits of their unique digital transformations, VMware is helping customers through their journey with Cloud, mobile, and security software and services that let them build exactly what they need, the way they need it, for today and tomorrow.
"Through acquisitions and organic growth, ACI's business has expanded 300 percent annually the last three years. Due to our rapid international expansion, we turned to VMware for centralized monitoring and capacity planning with automated action response. We anticipate the new predictive DRS capabilities of vRealize Suite 2017 will help us continue to enhance customer service level agreements via automated workload balancing to avoid resource contention", stated Ryan Fay, Global CIO, ACI Specialty Benefits.
"To deliver the best possible customer experience, we continue to evolve our business and roll out new value-added Cloud services. The VMware vRealize Suite has helped us standardize and automate how we deliver services that delight our end customers. The new release of vRealize Suite will enable us to accelerate service delivery by taking advantage of its ability to fully automate core IT processes", stated Marco Hochstrasser, Head of Cloud Platform Development, Swisscom (Schweiz) AG.
"Enterprises have embraced the Cloud to deliver new differentiated, Cloud-enabled experiences to customers and arm developers with Cloud-native tools to deliver software faster. To meet the needs of developers, lines of business, and infrastructure and operations teams, enterprises have adopted comprehensive Cloud management platforms such as the VMware vRealize Suite. This release of the suite addresses the key customer request of making vRealize easier to deploy, integrate, manage and upgrade on an ongoing basis", stated Torsten Volk, Managing Research Director, Hybrid Cloud, Software Defined Infrastructure and Machine Learning at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).
VMware vRealize Suite 2017 is expected to become available within VMware's fiscal Q3 2018 - ending Novenber 3, 2017. The suite is available in three editions - Standard, Advanced and Enterprise - with pricing beginning at $3,745 for the Standard edition.