How VMW’s Cross-Cloud Architecture Could Benefit from Wavefront



Wavefront should boost VMware’s SDDC platform

VMware (VMW) plans to integrate its vRealize portfolio to boost its cross-cloud management services. VMware’s vRealize cloud management suite is a cloud management platform specifically built for the hybrid cloud.

VMware’s Wavefront acquisition is in line with its acquisition of Arkin Net, which it did to boost its SDDC (software-defined data center) platform. In mid-2016, VMware acquired Arkin Net, a provider of SDDC security, analytics, and operations. 

VMware’s vRealize Suite application benefited from Arkin’s operations applications and networking security. VMware’s NSX also benefited, as Arkin tracks data center traffic movements and facilitates NSX’s deployments.

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Wavefront will complement VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture

VMware’s Cloud Foundation, a part of its VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture, is an integrated SDDC platform that combines computing, network, and virtualization and storage technologies. It’s also available as an “as a service” offering.

The core elements of VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture are its Cloud Foundation and Cross-Cloud services.

Cross-Cloud Services, another key element of VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture, eases the cloud migration process. With it, any application can be run and managed with security across any cloud.

Through these services, customers can run, manage, administer, and secure applications on private as well as public clouds such as Amazon’s (AMZN) Amazon Web Services, IBM (IBM) Cloud, and Microsoft (MSFT) Azure.

Commenting on how Wavefront would complement VMware’s SDDC and cross-cloud architecture, Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Cloud Management business unit, said, “VMware set the standard for monitoring virtual environments with VMware vRealize® Operations™, and we will set the standard for cross-cloud and modern application monitoring with Wavefront.”


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