VMware Updates Its Slate of Cloud Products
A new product for automating the software delivery process is officially released as well.
VMware has strengthened its lineup of cloud offerings with a host of updates to existing products, along with a new product aimed at smoothing the software release process.
The updated products cut across a wide swath of VMware's line, including:
- vRealize Operations 6.0 (formerly VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite)
- vRealize Business 6.0 Standard (VMware IT Business Management Suite Standard Edition)
- vRealize Business 8.2 Advanced and Enterprise
- vRealize Automation 6.2 (formerly VMware vCloud Automation Center)
- vRealize Log Insight 2.5 (formerly VMware vCenter Log Insight)
The new product is vRealize Code Stream, which saw the release of version 1.0. It was first announced at VMworld Europe, held in Barcelona last October. Its purpose is to streamline and automate software delivery throughout an enterprise, creating a tighter (and, ideally, more efficient) bond between development and operations, the so-called "DevOps" paradigm. It also enforces governance and management across release stages.
One key to Code Stream is that it doesn't force a developer to use a certain tool stack, as it's platform agnostic (in terms of developer tools, at least). Code Stream "…integrates with DevOps and developer solutions such as Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity, Git, Perforce, Subversion and many others," VMware stated in a press release.
All the products listed above are part of vRealize Suite 6, which comes in two flavors: Advanced and Enterprise. VMware describes it as a management solution for software-defined datacenters and hybrid clouds, standing on four pillars: automation, intelligent operations, business insight and unified management.
vRealize, as a brand, is new as well,. The "v", of course, is for virtualization, and "Realize," VMware says, describes the power those products have to help organizations reach their IT goals through the use of its cloud.
Keith Ward is the editor in chief of Virtualization & Cloud Review. Follow him on Twitter @VirtReviewKeith.