It presents a series of products and services in VMworld that make it easier for customers to manage their hybrid environments.
Virtualization software firm VMware today announced a series of products and services at VMworld Las Vegas. These news clearly show that the company is changing its strategy for managing hybrid environments.
Today’s announcements are in line with expanding the hybrid cloud strategy pioneered by VMware last year and offering customers a stack of tools to help manage their hybrid cloud world, reports TechCrunch .
Chris Wolf , CTO of VMware, explained that his company is aligning with public cloud providers to develop a suite of products designed to manage the complexity of a hybrid approach. Companies working in a hybrid world face a multitude of challenges in areas such as networks, security and policy management in environments, according to Wolf.
The new approach includes the new VMware Discover product , designed to provide insight into all of the applications and services that are used in the enterprise, with the idea of providing more control over what is happening through their networks and in the public cloud. This product could be used in conjunction with VMware Cost Insight to closely monitor the costs of these services.
In addition, there is a new security product called VMware AppDefense , to understand the normal state of the network and then report on anomalous behaviors. And a cloud-based network monitoring tool called VMware Network Insight , which helps establish consistent network and security policies between applications in the public cloud and premonitor.
For its part, VMware NSX Cloud is a cloud service for managing traffic through public clouds and defined data center software. Finally, the company provides an analysis service to provide detailed information on performance in environments.
While none of these tools are truly innovative, they do give VMware a complete set of solutions so customers can manage their hybrid environments and continue to change their core VMs. This is a strategy similar to that being used by other vendors such as IBM, HPE, Red Hat and Dell / EMC.