VMware launches updated cloud management portfolio for Indian enterprises

Infotech Lead India: VMware has launched an updated cloud management portfolio for Indian enterprises.

Besides making enhancements to the management products in the recently released VMware vCloud Suite , VMware also unveiled VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.1.

VMware said the updated VMware IT Business Management Suite is designed to further simplify and automate management while empowering IT to govern services across multiple, heterogeneous clouds.

Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, cloud infrastructure and management, VMware

“Businesses of all sizes are leveraging a decade of virtualization investments to transform IT through the software-defined datacenter,” said Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, cloud infrastructure and management, VMware. “VMware’s cloud management offerings recast management for the cloud era, allowing customers to operate at cloud scale and begin to act as brokers of IT services to the business.”

VMware Cloud Management solutions deliver the software-defined datacenter, allowing customers to achieve the efficiency and agility of cloud computing.

For instance, Columbia Sportswear’s investment in VMware cloud management helps simplify and automate the management of cloud. The tool enabled Columbia Sportswear to respond to business and market opportunities faster than ever before.

“The flexibility and scalability enabled by our VMware-powered private cloud helps us address business needs by accelerating the delivery of business critical applications and services,” said Fred Pond, vice president and CIO, Columbia Sportswear.

VMware’s updated Cloud Management Solutions are expected to be available in Q4 2012.

VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.1, VMware vCloud Connector 2.0, VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6 and vFabric Application Director 5.0 will be included in the VMware vCloud Suite, which is licensed per processor with no core, vRAM or number of VM limits.

VMware has priced at $4,995 per processor.

Recently, InfotechLead.com reported that Tata AIA Life Insurance Company has selected VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure technology to help the company reduce capital and operating costs. As part of its journey to the cloud, Tata AIA Life Insurance Company has deployed VMware vSphere to virtualize the company’s IT infrastructure. The VMware deployment has helped Tata AIA Insurance Company consolidate its IT infrastructure from more than 90 servers to 10 servers, helping the company save in capital and operational expenditure.

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