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Friday, April 29, 2022

What is new in VMware vRealize Automation 8.8


 VMware  has Announced General Availability of VMware vRealize Automation 8.8 as on April 28, 2022. With this release, VMware has provided several enhancements and new capabilities. 

This creates an opening, particularly for IT infrastructure and operations teams that maintain the needs of developers and DevOps engineers, to streamline IT delivery processes by embracing modern automation practices. Because the existing IT infrastructure processes have been too tightly coupled and too inflexible to maintain modern application development practices, developers have embraced public clouds and open-source tools without a lot of IT oversight. Therefore, modernizing IT processes with automation holds the key to empowering IT to drive innovation together with developers in a safe, compliant, agile, and scalable way.Key vRealize Automation 8.8 capabilities and enhancements include:

  • Multi-level approvals. Enable customers to define an approval policy and provision workflows in their environments. This feature adds the ability to specify the level of approval when multiple policies meet approval criteria. This allows approvals to send out sequentially, requiring multiple approvals before a requested cloud template is deployed. Use cases include an administrative approval, followed by a finance approval, to ensure that a provisioning request follows all policies and is within budget.

  • Custom naming. Allow admins to easily manage and automate multiple naming standards. vRealize Automation has completely evolved the original feature to offer a wide range of additional features included unique profiles based upon scope, unique increments, and patterns per resource type, configure increment settings, expanded properties for the format, and matching patterns to support additional unique counters specific to a property.

  • Day 2 operations for vSphere with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters. Enhance automation by provisioning Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters to update the Kubernetes version, Tanzu Cluster VM classes and scale worker nodes.

  • Change Owner Day-2 Action support for AD Group Users. Facilitate the change of a deployment owner to users belonging to AD groups, such as project administrator or project member. Following this enhancement, users can easily provide AD groups with access to vRealize Automation and move ownership between users.

  • vRealize Lifecycle Manager support for vRealize Orchestrator. Enable vRealize Lifecycle Manager support for vRO lifecycle management, including vRO installation, configurations, upgrades/patching, import, day-2 operations, and API automation. This feature allows customers to upgrade their entire vRealize infrastructure through a single pane, including external vRO instances, which leads to a dramatically lower operational cost.

Key vRealize Automation use cases:

  • Self-Service Cloud. Evolve your VMware data center to private or multi-cloud infrastructure based on VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Cloud.
  • Security Operations. Harness event-driven automation to deliver full-service, closed-loop IT system compliance enforcement and vulnerability remediation.
  • DevOps for Infrastructure. Enable a powerful Infrastructure as Code platform with support for infrastructure pipelining and iterative development.
  • Kubernetes Automation. Automate the management of Kubernetes clusters and namespaces with support for vSphere with Tanzu.
  • Network Automation. Automate VMware NSX to enable faster deployment and complete lifecycle automation of traditional and modern applications.

Learn more about vRealize Automation 8.8 and its new features – please check out these technical blogs:


Sunday, April 10, 2022

CloudHealth key outcomes

 CloudHealth by VMware gives customers complete visibility into cloud and container costs, usage, and performance.

 So using Cloud health you can  deliver higher quality products faster, while keeping costs under control across thousands of resource deployments.

In this blog I am going to describe key feature of CloudHealth 

Multi Cloud strategies: - Cloud health provides below benefits.


Improved disaster recovery

Potential negotiation power

Less Signal vendor dependency

In public cloud customers have the biggest challenge as they have low visibility, increasing spend, over provisioning resources and lack of governance and control. Even the biggest customer problem is managing over provisioning issues and not even understanding how to manage ongoing provisioning on the public cloud. Cloud health addresses all these challenges and helps customers to manage AWS, Azure, google cloud and oracle environment in consolidated platforms across in their organization.

Cloud health provides visibility, Optimization, Governance that customers need to realise their business transformation   in the cloud.

There are three areas of excellence: financial, operation, security, and compliance. The organization needs to focus on as they grow and mature management on cloud. Typically cloud journeys began to address challenges around gaining visibility to decentralize multi cloud environments. Without Visibility companies struggle with protraction and forecasting cost.

Optimization involves identity cost saving, time saving due to operation efficiency improvement.

Cloud health seeks to enable customers to transform the business in cloud computing and limit their burden to manage their cloud. Cloud health is a single product to manage their multi cloud Portfolio, better visibility, governance, optimization, and automation across the entire portfolio. Cloud health enables individuals to make smart decisions thousands of times today. Cloud health works for all Major public and hybrid clouds and across all SaaS applications.  

Cloud Health helps organizations to drive accountability and improve collaboration.

Cloud Health is Single platform to provide visibility on AWS, Azure, Google cloud, as well as on prem platform. Simplify Finance management report on charge back spends on cost center. Drive accountability against budget for different teams to save money in the cloud through cost and resource optimization.



Cloud Health Key Benefits are below.

1-      Increase Agility - CloudHealth allows customers to get back to focusing on the reason they adopted the public cloud in the first place. Manage agility, flexibility and innovation using CloudHealth. Platforms improve governance and which result faster time to market and higher ROI. Cloud Health enables customers to increase agility. CloudHealth customers can deliver higher quality products and solutions faster, while keeping cost under control and reducing complexity with complete visibility and spend across public and private cloud as well as containerize environment. Customers confidently control their cloud journey. CloudHealth is a single source of truth for customers in a multi cloud environment.

2-      Improve collaboration: - Allows customers to drive consistent best practices throughout the organization from finance, engineering to IT operation. When an organization uses CloudHealth, the business unit and department better align and commit decisions faster. This allows customers to drive consistent best practices through organization, increase productivity, Improve collaboration and communication.

3-      Drive Innovation: - With cloud Health company concern to notify or take automated action, when infrastructure violates policy. This provides freedom to innovate and try new services knowing the cloud aligns with their business.


Cloud health Capability

CloudHealth is a robust and multi cloud management platform. customers can save money, reduce risk, and let the team spend less time on many tasks. Here are the capabilities to help organizations transform their business using CloudHealth.

Customers can import dashboards and broken down by project, team, department, and business unit to help customers to gain granular visibility into all cloud environments. Executives and stakeholders can subscribe to this report and analyze them for maximum business impact.

Customers can analyze detailed cost usages reports and leverage historical data, accurate forecasting and capacity planning.

Cloud health empowers the customer to get the most out of their cloud environment and enables them to make inbound databank decisions to drive the business.


Cost and Resource Optimization

Customers can manage discounts from multi cloud providers throughout their entire lifecycle to maximize saving.


Customers can analyze granular resource usage data to improve fiancĂ© and reduce wastage.

Customers can gain visibility and optimization on Kubernetes and Amazon ECS and EKS environments.


Governance, Automation & collaboration

CloudHealth helps customers to gain consistency and control on their cloud environment by implanting governance policy and automation action. Customers can build custom policy and workflow to maintain hand of control over cloud usage.

Customers can easily integrate CloudHealth with existing tools to easily align with their cloud strategy with top business initiative.

Customers can bring the data from multiple streams together for a holistic view of their cloud environment.

CloudHealth enables customers to share reports and dashboard to increase transparency and drive accountability across lines of business.

CloudHealth helps customers to understand the true cost of ownership before and after migrating workload to the cloud .

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