VMware Aria

VMware launches multi-cloud management with VMware Aria

VMware has unveiled a multi-cloud management portfolio called VMware Aria, which aims to provide a set of end-to-end solutions for managing the cost, performance, configuration, and delivery of infrastructure and cloud-native applications.

Powering VMware Aria is VMware Aria Graph, a graph-based data store technology that captures the complexity of customers’ multi-cloud environments.

VMware Aria features new and expanded capabilities for cloud-native and multi-cloud management across three categories: VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth, VMware Aria Operations, and VMware Aria Automation. VMware Aria complements and extends management of the development, delivery, DevSecOps, and lifecycle of cloud-native apps in VMware Tanzu platform.

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“Adopting this solution to help them manage the cloud chaos should be the next step, to accelerate the journey from cloud chaos to cloud smart,” said Paul Simos, VMware vice president and managing director of Southeast Asia and Korea at a virtual briefing held recently.

VMware Aria Graph

At the heart of VMware Aria’s new public cloud management capabilities is VMware Aria Graph, a graph-based data store that captures the resources and relationships of a multi-cloud environment. Expressly designed for the operational challenges of cloud-native applications and environments, VMware Aria Graph provides a single source of truth that is updated in near-real time.

VMware Aria Graph will be made available to customers as a capability within VMware Aria Hub. First introduced at VMworld 2021 as Project Ensemble, VMware Aria Hub provides centralized views and controls to manage the entire multi-cloud environment.

Key capabilities of VMware Aria Graph include:
• Highly scalable – supports cloud native environments
• Scales to hundreds of millions of nodes
• Graph data store captures the many-to-many relationships needed to fully understand dependencies
• Enables viewing historical configurations, critical in root cause analyses
• Event-based collection – supports high rate of change
• Captures change events whenever they happen
• Captures full granularity
• Federated and modular architecture – enables aggregation of data from any source
• Plug-and-play approach allows you to layer data from third-party tools
• Aligns operational data on a single, holistic source of truth, enabling teams to make better decisions and work more efficiently.
• Unified GraphQL API – simplifies consumption by both developers and ops teams
• Establishes a single, dev-friendly, consistent interface to multi-cloud environments
• Precise GraphQL queries provides lightning quick and extremely efficient access to data

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