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In VMware strategy, Cloud Management is the control plane for the Software-Defined Data Center and the Hybrid Cloud and, of course, is one strategical aspect for both pillars.

The next step in the VMware cloud management evolution must addressing evolving needs of SDDC and Hybrid Cloud customers:

  • Deliver cloud services with the cost and agility their consumers expect from cloud
  • Enable converging of IT Silos (Storage, Network, App MW, Security, Ops)
  • Deliver unified management across Private, Public and Hybrid with flexible consumption models

There is a shift from multiple products, multiple suites, to a unified platform:

VMware has realized a new suite specific for Cloud Management: vRealize Suite, a management solution purpose-built for heterogeneous datacenters and hybrid cloud.


This will not only rappresent a renaming of existing suites (like vCenter Operations Management Suite that become vRealize Operations) but also a complete strategy both for on premises and off-premises implementations:


With the interesting aspect of the VMware vRealize Air offer: a SaaS version of vRealize.

During the VMworld EU 2014 (like in the past year), several new versions of the products have been announces with the new vRealize Suite 6.0:

  • vRealize Operations 6.0 (formerly known as vCenter Operations Management Suite)
  • vRealize Log Insight 2.5 (formerly known as Log Insight)
  • vRealize Automation 6.2 (formerly known as vCloud Automation Center)
  • vRealize Business Std 2.0 (formerly known as IT Business Management)
  • vRealize Business Adv/Ent 8.2 (formerly known as IT Business Management)
  • vRealize Operations Insight 6.0 (adds Advanced Operations Management and Log Analytics to VSOM)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.