CloudHealth Launches Solution That Gives Visibility into Cost, Usage, and Performance of Hybrid Cloud Resources

CloudHealth By VMware is about to launch a new solution to help businesses with hybrid cloud management and optimization: CloudHealth Hybrid.

CloudHealth Technologies was acquired by VMware a year ago and became CloudHealth By VMware. The acquisition has boosted investment in the public cloud by 88% and, during the past year, CloudHealth’s customer base has increased by 29%. CloudHealth now has more than 180 partners worldwide and serves more than 7,000 business customers. More than $8.8 billion in public cloud spending is now managed through the platform.

The company is a leader in multicloud management and now hybrid cloud customers will soon be provided with a solution that gives full visibility into cost, usage, and performance for all their hybrid cloud resources.

CloudHealth Hybrid, which will be released by the end of Q3, 2019, incorporates the functionality of the CloudHealth Data Center and VMware vRealize Business for Cloud (vRBC), which have been combined into a single SaaS offering. vRealize helps organizations achieve operational efficiency and automation, while CloudHealth offers collaboration, governance, and optimization.

Customers that have adopted a hybrid cloud approach have until now had to use different solutions to gain visibility into their hybrid cloud environment to effectively manage cost, usage, and performance. The new solution will give organizations the visibility they need to identify opportunities for cost savings and align cost and usage by business unit for showback and plan successful migrations.

CloudHealth Hybrid builds on the CloudHealth Data Center, which was developed as an add-on module for public cloud customers to provide cost and usage data for VMware vSphere infrastructure and migration assessments from their data center to a public cloud.

First and foremost, CloudHealth Hybrid provides optimization, migration assessment, and governance and visibility into all cloud costs to allow organizations to identify and eliminate wastage and optimize their hybrid cloud infrastructure.

The solution allows organizations to make migration decisions and rightsize their environments by providing insights into the costs of multiple clouds. Policies can also be created that generate alerts to allow prompt action to be taken to ensure continued optimization, and several security features have been incorporated to identify vulnerabilities and prevent misconfigurations.

“The introduction of CloudHealth Hybrid shows the commitment of VMware to accelerating and optimizing our customers’ journey to multicloud and hybrid cloud,” said CloudHealth. “It’s been an exciting 12 months and we’re just getting started.”

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.