VMware is the industry-leading virtualization software company. VMware technologies simplify IT complexity and streamline operations, helping businesses become more agile, efficient and profitable. By virtualizing infrastructure—from the data center to the cloud to mobile devices—VMware enables IT to deliver services from any device, anytime, anywhere.

Simplify and Automate IT Management

The modern CIO needs to create new third-platform applications while continuing to support traditional systems of record. IT organizations are also deploying hybrid computing strategies with on-site Software-Defined Data Centers extended to public cloud services. Against this backdrop, traditional datacenter management tools are not up to the task. Our virtualization and cloud management solutions deliver the automation, operations and business management capabilities that make IT a strategic partner to the business. They allow IT to deliver speed and agility while improving control and efficiency with a unified management experience that preserves investment in existing tools and skills.

Managing the Hybrid Cloud

The modern CIO has conflicting priorities. The IT organization must quickly adopt new technology, but minimize technical debt. Be strategic and focus on business objectives, but maintain operational excellence. Encourage innovation, but stay secure and maintain compliance. The overarching challenge in the cloud era: support business need for speed and agility, while maintaining control and reducing IT costs. Most software designed data centers will be hybrid. Workloads will be a mix of traditional and modern application architectures. They will be provisioned in an increasingly virtualized mix of physical and virtual environments managed both on-site and in public clouds. VMware virtualization and cloud management solutions are optimized for vSphere environments, but also work with heterogeneous and hybrid cloud, as well as traditional and cloud-native applications they support.

VMware virtualization and cloud management solutions are an integral part of our software-defined data center architecture and include:

Cloud Automation

delivers infrastructure and applications across multiple hypervisors, private and public cloud with both speed and control.

Cloud Operations

manage infrastructure and applications in physical, virtual, and cloud environments with integrated capacity, performance, log, and configuration management.

Cloud Business

aligns IT spending with business priorities with full transparency of infrastructure and application service cost and quality.

Virtualization and Cloud Management Extensions

VMware and 60 of our partners offer a combined total of over 110 different plugins, application blueprints, content and management packs that extend and simplify management of heterogeneous and hybrid environments.

The cloud management marketplace on VMware Solution Exchange includes both free and for fee content to help simplify and automate management of heterogeneous and hybrid cloud environments.

Cloud Automation extensions include content focused on provisioning and automation. While Cloud Operations extensions simplify and automate data collection and troubleshooting and ensure optimal use of applications and infrastructure resources.