CloudCenter jumped up by 10 points in our evaluation with v 4.8 due a wide array of enhancements. It offers new features that broaden the scope of workloads that can be managed by CloudCenter, and extend what users can do via self-service, improving both user self-service capabilities and central IT control.
New features include:
– “Brownfield” Import of VMs: Import and manage previously deployed workloads along with new CloudCenter deployed workloads, in both data center and cloud. (“”Brownfield typically refers to hosts that have existing virtual machines running – contrasting with “greenfield” installation when you use hosts with freshly installed hypervisor/new vms)
– VM or Application View: Flip between VM view and application view, for those that prefer to manage workloads at the VM level.
– Action Library: Define and execute self-service post-deployment management actions further enable self-service within guardrails and that reduce the need for IT help tickets.
– New Cloud Type – Alibaba Cloud support, across all regions, VMware vCenter 6.5 added (all in addition to existing support for SoftLayer, Google Cloud, Azure, AWS)
– Native Language Support – Chinese, Japanese, and French.
– Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) – Offer to fit with the “fee for service” service providers.
– Cisco Ecosystem Benefits – The combination of VM import and action library offers improved interaction with Cisco Tetration, UCS Director, and AppDynamics.
There is much more – For further details see this article or the official 4.8 release notes here.
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