Earlier in August, at VMworld 2014, VMware announced a major renaming of its management products, to unify all current and future cloud management offerings under a single brand: VMware vRealize. This new brand is focused on 3 areas: Automation, Operations and Business. Besides, vCloud Hybrid Service (a.k.a. vCHS) was renamed to vCloud Air.
VMware also announced new SaaS offerings for management products hosted on vCloud Air. When vRealize products are offered as a service on vCloud Air, they will be branded vRealize Air “X” where “X” is the descriptive name of the product (such as vRealize Air Automation). You can already sign up for the beta of
vRealize Air Automation and vRealize Air Compliance.
As this renaming process may be a bit confusing for some people out there, I compiled some information here:
|New Name||Original Name||New SaaS Offering*|
|vRealize Automation||vCloud Automation Center|
|vRealize Hyperic||vCenter Hyperic|
|vRealize Orchestrator||vCenter Orchestrator|
|vRealize Log Insight||vCenter Log Insight|
|vRealize Business||IT Business Management Suite|
|vRealize Code Stream|
|vRealize Operations for Horizon||vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon|
|vRealize Operations Manager||vCenter Operations Manager|
|vRealize Configuration Manager||vCenter Configuration Manager|
|vRealize Infrastructure Navigator||vCenter Infrastructure Navigator|
|vRealize Application Services||vCloud Application Director|
|vRealize Management Pack for [product]||vCenter Management Pack for [product]|
Finally, two new suites were announced, and vCenter Operations Management Suite was renamed to vRealize Operations.
|vRealize Suite||New cloud management platform, which includes vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Business|
|vRealize Operations||Formerly vCenter Operations Management Suite: includes vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Configuration Manager, vRealize Hyperic and vRealize Infrastructure Navigator.
Note: may have a SaaS offering in the future as vRealize Air Operations.
|vRealize Operations Insight||New bundle, add-on to vSphere with Operations Management, which encompasses vRealize Operations Advanced and vRealize Log Insight
vRealize Suite 6 – Offers a single cloud management platform that is purpose built for the hybrid cloud. The latest release offers greater degrees of integration of automation, operations and business capabilities to enable shared services across products, and empower admins with simplified user experience.
vRealize Operations 6.0 (formerly vCenter Operations Management Suite) – features a re-platformed architecture that now delivers 8x greater scalability with unified management across vSphere and other domains. Analytics, smart alerts and problem detection capabilities identify complex issues and then recommend automated tasks that streamline remediation before problems impact users.
vRealize Operations Insight 6.0 – Extends intelligent operations management beyond vSphere to include operating systems, physical servers, storage and networking hardware. New predictive capacity and project management across physical and virtual, as well as smart alerts with suggested remediation create a powerful solution for those looking to take operations to the next level.
- SaaS offerings (“vRealize-as-a-Service“) are not (and will not be) available for every products/solutions,
- vRealize Code Stream is a new product offering from VMware for continuous delivery solution that helps IT better support agile development efforts and automate the entire software release process.