VMware has expanded the application development and visibility capabilities of its Unified Hybrid Cloud offering, the company announced Tuesday at VMworld 2015 Europe. As several new features become available, VMware says they will provide performance, analytics, ease of management, and security benefits to customers using its hybrid cloud platform.
Google Cloud DNS, the new release of VMware vCloud Director, VMware vCloud Air Monitoring Insight and Enhanced Identity Access Management, and expanded support for VMware vSphere Integrated Containers are all being added to the Unified Hybrid Cloud offering.
“VMware’s approach is about empowering organizations to securely build, run and deliver any application across any environment,” said Bill Fathers, VMware executive vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit. “Our public cloud, vCloud Air, and global service provider ecosystem, vCloud Air Network, form the core components of our Unified Hybrid Cloud and remove that compromise from consideration.”
Google Cloud DNS will be offered on VMware vCloud Air on its release to generally availability, which is expected in the first half of 2016. The addition will provide organizations hosting web-facing applications on vCloud Air, or moving email servers to the cloud with reduced latency, high availability and scalability, and ease of management of the Google service.
Service providers can use VMware vCloud Director 8 to deliver self-service cloud orchestration to customers. The new release supports vSphere 6 and VMware NSX 6.1.4, includes virtual data center templates, vSphere vApp enhancements and OAuth Support for Identity Sources.
The Insight service provides cloud monitoring and analytics to maintain application health and platform performance while optimizing infrastructure use. Access Management provides simple single identity, single sign-on authorization, governance and role management through token authentication. Both are expected to be available for vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud in Q4 2015.
VMware is also increasing support for its VMware Photon OS runtime environment forLinux containers with support with vSphere Integrated Containers on vCloud Air. The addition provides developers with container use and orchestration flexibility, and is expected to be available in 2016.
The company also announced a technology preview of Project Michigan, which extends Advanced Networking Services and Hybrid Cloud Manager to all vCloud Air services by enabling access to elastic Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand.
VMware announced it would integrate Google Cloud DNS with some of its offerings in February, as it was introducing its unified hybrid platform.