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Flexible Cloud Management for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud

vRealize Cloud Universal supports your business transition to cloud with a consistent hybrid and multi-cloud management experience. You get the flexibility to deploy as SaaS or on premise and the freedom to move between the two as needed. Plus, multiple licensing and delivery models enable you to move at your own pace, helping your organization become more agile, scalable and efficient.


Flexibly deploy your cloud management as SaaS or on-premises with a single license, toggling back and forth and moving workloads between clouds without repurchasing.

Operational Continuity

Ensure operational optimization and continuity across the business, even as cloud migration is underway, with management that spans your environments.


Govern your complex environments nimbly and productively while adopting the cloud at your own pace, and get faster and more reliable access to innovation.

Cost Savings

Free up IT budget that can be reallocated elsewhere with the choice between SaaS and on-premises management with a single license.

Products Included in vRealize Cloud Universal

vRealize Automation

Seamlessly automate and simplify your multi-cloud experience.

VMware Skyline

Avoid problems before they occur and reduce time spent on resolving active support requests with proactive intelligence.

vRealize Operations

Run production operations hands-off and hassle free with this self-driving tool.

vRealize AI Cloud

Continuously learn, adapt and optimize your storage KPIs with built-in reinforcement learning.

vRealize Log Insight

Gain visibility across public and private clouds with robust analytics and more.

vRealize Network Insight Cloud

Accelerate application security and networking across private, public, and hybrid clouds.

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vRealize Cloud Universal ROI Calculator

Calculate the estimated savings and return on investment your organization can gain with vRealize Cloud Universal.

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Compare Editions

VMware vRealize Cloud Universal is a SaaS management suite offering flexible options to deploy cloud management on-premises and as SaaS in a single license. This offering can be purchased on-demand as a 1-year to a 5-year subscription. Learn more about where services are hosted globally in our vRealize Cloud Management Services map.


Self-driving operations for:

  • Performance optimization
  • Capacity and cost management
  • Proactive planning
  • Intelligent remediation


Hybrid cloud infrastructure automation and operations

All the capabilities of Standard, plus:

  • Programmable provisioning to accelerate delivery of IT infrastructure services


Hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure plus application automation, operations.

All the capabilities of Advanced, plus:

  • The ability to build a consistent app-aware operational model across hybrid and multi-cloud environments

Enterprise Plus

Hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure plus network visibility (Only in VMware Cloud Universal).

All the capabilities of Enterprise, plus:

  • End-to-end network visibility and analytics across VMware and 3rd party network infrastructure

Frequently Asked Questions

VMware vRealize Cloud Universal is a SaaS management suite, designed to accelerate cloud evolution by combining on-premises and SaaS capabilities for automation, operations and log analytics into one license.

The VMware products within vRealize Cloud Universal are:

  • vRealize Automation Cloud
  • vRealize Operations
  • vRealize Log Insight
  • vRealize AI Cloud
  • VMware Skyline

vRealize Cloud Universal can be purchased in three editions: Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise. It can also be purchased as an Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) multi-year subscription. This option, prepaid upfront, delivers up to 30% cost savings compared to on-premises perpetual.

vRealize Cloud Universal is shipped as a vApp™ and will run on any hardware infrastructure that the VMware hypervisor platform (vSphere) can run on.

vCloud Suite Subscription is a discounted bundle that consists of vRealize Cloud Universal and term license of vSphere Enterprise Plus for vCloud Suite Subscription. It is intended for customers interested in purchasing a cloud management platform solution and expanding their vSphere capacity.

Yes. Standalone vRealize and vRealize Suite customers can upgrade to vRealize Cloud Universal or vCloud Suite Subscription through the Subscription Upgrade Program (SUP).

There is no concept of interchanging licenses between on premises and SaaS. vRealize Cloud Universal is consumption-driven, and your consumption is metered and aggregated so that you can use as much or as little of any on-premises and SaaS components as you wish.

vRealize Cloud Universal supports language and regional format settings in French, Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Japanese and English.

VMware Cloud Universal is a flexible subscription combining management and infrastructure for multi-cloud. It includes vRealize Cloud Universal, the SaaS management suite.

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