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As VMworld 2020 Goes Digital Amid Pandemic, vRealize Operations Cloud Unveiled

VMware made news on a couple of fronts today, announcing its big VMworld 2020 conference is going digitial-only and introducing vRealize Operations Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for wrangling operations in the VMware hybrid cloud.

VMworld, a huge event for the virtualization kingpin that was slated as dual in-person conferences in San Francisco in August and Barcelona in November, will now be a global digital event presented the week of Sept. 28.

The company called the move a "difficult but important decision" to "protect the health and wellbeing of VMworld 2020 attendees, customers, partners and employees" amid the COVID-19 pandemic. VMworld joins a host of other major technology conferences that have gone online-only in the past couple of months.

vRealize Operations Cloud
[Click on image for larger view.] vRealize Operations Cloud (source: VMware).

Also today (April 14), the company announced the availability of the AI-powered vRealize Operations Cloud to help users optimize, plan and scale cloud deployments.

"The new service enables consistent operations for the VMware hybrid cloud helping customers improve operational agility, scale rapidly, speed innovation and increase flexibility," VMware said.

It works across:

  • On-premises software-defined data center (SDDC) environments
  • VMware Cloud on AWS
  • VMware Cloud providers
  • AWS public cloud
  • Azure public cloud
  • Google Cloud Platform

The cloud matches up with the functionality of the on-premises vRealize Operations 8.1 -- including a common UI and feature parity -- but offers the additional integration other services, such as the aforementioned VMware Cloud on AWS.

An April 14 blog post touts the following capabilities:

  • Continuous performance optimization to reduce unplanned downtime
  • Efficient capacity and cost management to lower costs
  • App-aware intelligent remediation to speed time to value
  • Integrated SDDC configuration and compliance to mitigate risk

Pricing information is available here.

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