VMware’s acquisition of monitoring software maker Wavefront for an undisclosed sum is a move core to VMware’s strategy to round out its portfolio for facilitating and managing hybrid cloud environments. It highlights in the need to ensure that applications running between private and public clouds perform up to par.
VMware has been on a news blitz this week, announcing updates to many of its management products and one specific focus has been on enabling hybrid cloud computing.
The company has a stronghold in its compute virtualization software based on vSphere, but as more enterprises use public cloud services, VMware is extending the support of its management tools to include off-premises resources. VMware hopes that any customer looking to use Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform will choose the company’s vRealize Suite to centrally manage their on-premises virtualized environments and the public cloud.
VRealize Suite combines management software products, such as the newly updated vRealize Operations 6.2, which is meant to be a portal for monitoring and managing a virtual environment. It gives users a central view into all of the virtualized resources in an environment, allowing issues to be resolved and compliance monitoring to be done from a single interface.
VMware co-founder Diane Greene, recently appointed as the head of Google’s cloud business, adds operating responsibility to her role on Alphabet’s board of directors. Greene’s new title will be SVP of Enterprise Businesses, reporting to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who also announced in a blog post last night that Google would acquire bebop, a cloud computing software development company founded by Greene, for an undisclosed amount.
One reason for restructuring Google into Alphabet was to recruit top managers to run the company’s many different businesses. Likewise, Google under Pichai has a broad span of businesses and technologies, impossible for any single person to lead. Greene’s appointment and new cloud organization seem to be intended to bring focus to growing the cloud business under a proven leader, in the same way that Alphabet CEO Larry Page intended when he reorganized the company.