VMware’s strategy to help the growing number of customers with software running in multiple clouds is to provide the same infrastructure and the same development and management tools in different environments.
This week, VMware advanced its multi-cloud game plan by introducing a portfolio of products called Cross-Cloud Services. The package, unveiled at the VMworld virtual conference, includes advancements to VMware Cloud infrastructure, the vRealize cloud management platform, and the Tanzu application development portfolio.
In his keynote address, VMware CEO Rangarajan Raghuram called multi-cloud technology the “next chapter” in VMware history, after its success in server virtualization followed by cloud infrastructure. private.
“In the future, multi-cloud is at the center of gravity of everything we do,” he said.
But maintaining this center will be more difficult than in the past. In the new chapter, VMware will need to steer customers away from similar tools provided by public cloud providers. In addition, startups like Aviatrix, Alkira and Voltera offer less expensive and effective products.
Paul nashawaty Analyst, Corporate Strategy Group
“They come a little behind the eight,” said Paul Nashawaty, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “But the only advantage of VMware is an established brand and an established footprint in many organizations.”
VMworld announcements have begun to define the path VMware wants to take for its customers to prevent them from going to its competitors. For example, VMware unveiled a technology preview that makes hybrid cloud the default operating model in vSphere, a suite of virtualization products that are a core component of VMware Cloud.
The preview, called Project Arctic, would integrate cloud connectivity into vSphere, allowing access to VMware Cloud capacity and deploying Cross-Cloud services.
Therefore, IT administrators using the vCenter management console for on-premises vSphere deployments could use the same expertise in managing vSphere cloud environments. Project Arctic would use a SaaS version of vCenter.
VMware Cloud is available on AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. It is also available on over 4,000 VMware partner clouds.
By the end of the month, VMware plans to make VMware Cloud available for AWS Outposts, an on-premises IT platform as a service. Outposts enables businesses to host a private cloud environment that is fully integrated with the AWS public cloud.
Dell Technologies plans to offer VMware Cloud on APEX Cloud Services, its managed service, by the end of January. The combined infrastructure-as-a-service offering will enable enterprises to deploy preconfigured cloud instances in their data centers, edge locations, or colocation facilities. Dell acquired VMware in 2015 and divested the company this year.
Multi-cloud plans for Tanzu, vRealize
VMware’s Tanzu Updates connect the application service portfolio to VMware Cloud through vSphere and vCenter integrations. For vRealize, VMware has released a technical preview called Project Ensemble.
The preview will add an application-centric view of a company’s cloud environment to vRealize. The management tool shows how cloud providers and users interact with cloud applications.
Other features include identifying and fixing issues that affect applications. The technology also provides an app’s change history and the ability to roll back to previous versions. Additionally, the preview includes a search across all vRealize services with results displayed in a single user interface.
VMware wants Project Ensemble to reduce the time IT administrators spend browsing and correlating metrics and logs, tracking change events, and studying the impact of outages. The preview will initially be available for VMware Cloud on AWS.
VMware’s obsession with multi-cloud technology stems from the demand of the enterprise market. Businesses have adopted more than one public cloud, creating a need for all kinds of operational tools.
Gartner predicts that global spending on public cloud services will increase by more than 23% this year, to $ 332.3 billion.
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