VMware Steps Up Cloud Platform Automation

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storage vendors and devices to help administrators pinpoint configuration errors, resources issues and performance bottlenecks. New monitoring dashboards delivered out of the box will also provide deeper visibility into applications running on Microsoft Hyper-V and Amazon Web Services.

VMware IT Business Management Suite 1.0 Standard Edition - targeted at the head of infrastructure

VMware has introduced VMware IT Business Management Suite 1.0 Standard Edition, a new addition to the VMware IT Business Management Suite, which enables CIOs to have insight into the cost and quality of IT services. Targeted at the head of infrastructure, the Standard Edition will allow infrastructure and business stakeholders to quickly understand the cost and consumption of their virtual infrastructure across private and public cloud environments through integrations with VMware vCenter Server, VMware IT Benchmarking and VMware vCloud AutomationCenter. The solution will also enable the comparison of internal costs with those of public cloud providers offering similar infrastructure services. 

VMware IT Business Management Suite 8.0 introduces persona-based dashboards

Advanced and Enterprise editions of the product introduce additional persona-based dashboards tailored to the unique needs of the CIO, CFO of IT, IT project managers and line-of-business owners. This latest release will also feature native integration with VMware IT Benchmarking, allowing enterprises to continuously compare the cost of their services against industry peers and companies with similar operational characteristics. 

vCenter Log Insight 1.5 simplifies problem analysis

Provides automated big data log analytics to simplify root cause analysis. Integration between VMware vCenter Log Insight and VMware vCenter Operations further enables organizations to combine and analyze both structured and unstructured data for end-to-end operations management, and new capabilities will ease adoption in enterprise environments and enable rapid time to value

VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 Advanced and VMware Cloud Management Marketplace

VMware also announced VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 Advanced, a backup and recovery solution for VMware vSphere  that introduces capabilities spanning assured recovery, increased efficiency and greater scalability, and VMware Cloud Management Marketplace, a one-stop destination for management solutions from VMware and its partner ecosystem.

“Overall, we are making significant enhancements to all our management offerings. This really enhances our vision of the software defined data center and really extends our reach,” said Paulus. The new capabilities, he emphasized, are specifically designed for the cloud nad enhance the notion of IT as a service. "It is really the interface for consumers to access all of these services types."

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