Essential Cloud Management with vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite

Enable seamless cloud management with VMware vRealize Suite or add vSphere for vCloud Suite. Through a single suite, you can maintain consistent operations and governance for your hybrid cloud environment, and access all the automation and operations capabilities you need to deliver modern infrastructure and apps.

What Is vRealize Suite?

VMware vRealize Suite is a cloud management solution. It integrates VMware products that together provide automation, operations, log analytics, and lifecycle management on premises.

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Managing a Private Cloud

Learn about managing a private cloud with vRealize and VMware Cloud Foundation, evaluate capabilities, review analyst input, and calculate your own ROI.

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What Is vCloud Suite?

VMware vCloud Suite is an enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure and management solution. It combines all the products in vRealize Suite and adds vSphere, the leading server virtualization platform.

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Learn more about the key cost and benefit drivers from IT and business initiatives that help make the business case for a cloud management solution.

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What vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Deliver

Application Operations

Quickly release, troubleshoot and optimize performance of highly-distributed, microservice-based cloud applications in real time.

Self-Driving Operations

Continuously optimize capacity, cost and performance from apps to infrastructure across clouds.

Programmable Provisioning

Easily access infrastructure and application resources on any cloud through API, catalog or CLI with full lifecycle management.

Data Center Virtualization (vCloud Suite Only)

Improve productivity of VI admins with application-focused management and intrinsic security when you add vSphere to vRealize Suite. Accelerate innovation across AI/ML, database and analytics and time-critical applications.

Products Included in vRealize Suite

vRealize Automation

Increase agility, productivity and efficiency through self-service automation and OOTB configuration management.

vRealize Operations

Optimize, plan and scale SDDC and cloud deployments with self-driving operations.

vRealize Log Insight

Improve troubleshooting and security with centralized log management, visibility and analytics.

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Accelerate deployment and upgrades, enhance environment stability and improve end user productivity.

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vCloud Suite combines the on-premises products included in vRealize Suite with integrated vSphere server virtualization. Now you can improve productivity of VI admins with application-focused management and intrinsic security. Current vSphere users can accelerate cloud transformation by upgrading to vCloud Suite.

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Customer Success

SAIC Securely Provisions Resources with vRealize

“VMware Cloud on AWS builds on a legacy of efficiency and agility to accelerate cloud migrations. It’s exciting to have powerful tools that reduce friction as we help our government clients achieve milestones on their cloud journeys, while delivering value that benefits us all.”

- Matt Livingston, VP Platforms, SAIC

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Dell EMC Scales Operations to Support up to 100x More Workloads

“The terrific experience that VMware Cloud on AWS helps provide translates to higher customer confidence in our products and solutions, preserving and enhancing revenue opportunities for the company.”

- Tricia Kreis, Senior Manager of Events and Operations, Dell Technologies

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Guardian Life Insurance Better Serves Customers

”We chose VMware because they have the most complete products for software-defined data center whether its for NSX to protect our network with distributed firewall and micro segmentation to vRealize Suite which helps us automate our services within our data center.”

- Michael Lebiedznski, AVP Cloud Engineering, Guardian Life Insurance

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University of Mexico Increases IT Efficiency with vRealize and NSX

”What we were trying to get out of NSX was improve security, micro-segmentation, multi-tenancy so the software-defined data center components. It gives us the ability to meet compliance in a much easier, streamlined way.”

- Brian Pietrewicz, Director of Computing Platforms, University of New Mexico

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Insight Enterprises Optimizes the Cloud for Business Transformation

”In the past, we’ve had to say no to business because of capacity issue on the floor. Previously when you request a system used to take us 3-4 days, 2-3 months is now down to minutes. VMware provides the foundation across the board for consistency and performance and quality of service.”

- Carlos Entero, Global Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations, Insight Enterprises

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IHS Markit Enables Private Cloud using vRealize

“VMware Cloud on AWS helps us build on our success with VMware in our private, on-premises environment and cost-effectively extend services to a global hybrid cloud.”

- Ben Tanner, Director of Cloud Enablement, IHS Markit

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How to Buy

vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Are Available On-Premises in Three Editions. Also available as vCloud Suite with vSphere Enterprise Plus.


Supports self-driving operations use cases to improve application performance and availability via predictive analytics and smart alerts.

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Supports programmable provisioning use cases to accelerate the delivery of IT infrastructure services by automating delivery and ongoing management.

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Supports application operations use cases to accelerate application delivery across both traditional and container-based applications.

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vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Editions

Get an overview of licensing, pricing, and packaging for vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite editions.

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Portable Licensing Unit (PLU)

A portable license unit (PLU) gives you the flexibility to manage workloads regardless of whether they are on vSphere on premises, third-party hypervisors, physical servers or supported public clouds. There is no license switching or conversion required.

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Can I upgrade a single vRealize Suite component (e.g. vRealize Operations)?

No, vRealize Suite is a single, integrated solution with a single license that does not break down into individual licenses for each component. Upgrades are available between vRealize Suite editions.

What are the hardware requirements for running vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite?

vRealize Suite is shipped as a vApp and will run on any hardware infrastructure that the VMware hypervisor platform (vSphere) can run on. For more information, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

How can I try out vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite?

The vRealize Suite Hands-on Lab  and vCloud Suite Hands-on Lab are free evaluations that allow you to test-drive their full technical capabilities from your browser, with no installation required.

What level of ROI can enterprises expect when deploying VMware vRealize?

According to a Forrester report , vRealize Operations led to improved visibility, performance and capacity optimization, and faster remediation for enterprises that deployed it. These organizations experienced:

  • 20 percent reduction in hardware costs
  • 50 percent reduction in database management license costs over a three-year period
  • 93 percent reduction in unplanned downtime
  • 30 percent improvement in productivity
  • Total ROI of 303 percent

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Where can I find training courses and documentation for vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite?

Training courses in classroom, live online, and self-paced on-demand formats, as well as free eLearning courses, are available in VMware Education . A variety of courses are available for each component of vRealize Suite and for vSphere (included in vCloud Suite), enabling you to take advantage of all features and functions and get the most out of your vRealize environment.

Product documentation for vRealize Suite and vSphere is available in VMware Docs.

How can vCloud Suite assist in capacity planning for my business?

vCloud Suite helps customers plan, manage, scale and automate infrastructure and application components across the SDDC and multi-cloud environments. Powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, vRealize Operations (within vCloud Suite) provides continuous performance optimization and proactive capacity management.

Learn more about the capabilities of vCloud Suite and what they mean for your business in this solution overview.