At VMworld 2015 Europe, VMware announced enhancements to the company’s unified hybrid cloud platform that will accelerate application development, delivery and deployment, while also providing deeper insights into customers’ hybrid cloud deployments.
“Enterprises are looking to move their applications to the cloud, and increasingly see a hybrid strategy to cloud adoption as the right answer,” said Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. “VMware’s approach is about empowering organizations to securely build, run and deliver any application across any environment. Our public cloud, vCloud Air, and global service provider ecosystem, vCloud Air Network, form the core components of our Unified Hybrid Cloud and remove that compromise from consideration.”
New or expanded offerings include:
- Google Cloud DNS: It will offer organizations access to a globally distributed, low-latency DNS service with high availability and scalability as well as ease of manageability.
- VMware vCloud Director 8: It enables service providers with tools to deliver robust and secure self-service cloud orchestration capabilities to their end customers.
- VMware vCloud Air Monitoring Insight and Enhanced Identity Access Management: It will provide analytics into cloud service operations through interactive metrics, event logs and user-defined alarms for flexibility and cost optimization.
- VMware vSphere Integrated Containers: VMware is announcing plans to build upon the existing support for VMware Photon OS on the VMware vCloud Air platform by adding support for VMware vSphere Integrated Containers on VMware vCloud Air. With this support, VMware will enable IT teams to support any application, including containerized applications, on a common infrastructure running on VMware vCloud Air.