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December 4, 2012

VMware revamps vCloud Suite 5.1 with new features

vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6 and vFabric Application Director 5.0 are included in the VMware vCloud Suite 5.1

By CBR Staff Writer

Virtualisation and cloud infrastructure company Vmware has released its vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6 and vFabric Application Director 5.0 as part of VMware vCloud Suite 5.1.

The new releases is claimed to extend operations management and service provisioning features of VMware vCloud Suite by adding enhanced capabilities for simplifying and automating the management of clouds and applications.

The new releases are included in the VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, an application that integrates VMware’s virtualisation, cloud infrastructure and management portfolio into a single SKU.

VMware Cloud Management applications deliver the software-defined datacentre by simplifying and automating management while empowering IT to govern services across multiple, heterogeneous clouds.

The vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6 applies patented analytics to integrated performance, capacity and configuration management for cloud infrastructure.

Enhancements to release 5.6 include new compliance dashboards, customisable group-based views and application-level monitoring through integration with VMware vFabric Hyperic.

In addition, VMware now includes the performance management capabilities of the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite with all editions of VMware vSphere.

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Vmware Cloud Infrastructure and Management vice president and general manager Ramin Sayar said: "With the VMware vCloud Suite, VMware brings together what customers need to build and manage a cloud infrastructure as well as new and existing applications by automating infrastructure operations to help IT evolve into a broker of services to the business."

The vFabric Application Director 5.0 accelerates the deployment of multi-tier applications to any cloud through application blueprints featuring standardised, pre-approved OS and middleware components.

Release 5.0 supports the deployment of applications across multiple virtual and hybrid cloud infrastructures, including Amazon EC2.

It also includes expanded support for packaged applications, enhancements to simplify ongoing application maintenance and support for auto-scaling of applications to meet changing business needs, the company added.

The VMware vCloud Suite will also include VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.1 and VMware vCloud Connector 2.0 to help customers govern the provisioning of IT services across multiple, heterogeneous clouds.

In addition, VMware has also launched its Cloud Applications Marketplace, which offers vFabric Application Director 5.0 customers access to several applications that will help them speed deployments of integrated multi-tier applications.

The marketplace features 100-plus downloadable application blueprints, reference architectures, logical templates containing operating systems, middleware services and application components for custom or packaged applications.

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