Powerful and Easy-to-Use Infrastructure Automation Platform

vRealize Automation is a modern infrastructure automation platform that enables private and multi-cloud environments on VMware Cloud infrastructure. It delivers self-service automation, DevOps for infrastructure, configuration management and network automation capabilities that help you increase business and IT agility, productivity, and efficiency. Integrate, streamline, and modernize traditional, cloud-native, and multi-cloud infrastructures with vRealize Automation and simplify IT while preparing for the future of your business.

vRealize Automation Overview

Learn how vRealize Automation simplifies IT and enables self-service multi-cloud environments.

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VMware Leads in IT Automation and Configuration Management

Read the IDC market share report for calendar year 2019 to learn about the competitive landscape and why VMware is the leader.

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Part of the NEW vRealize Cloud Universal

Explore our new SaaS management suite that combines automation, operations and log analytics.

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Total Economic Impact (TEI) of vRealize Automation

Achieve 101% ROI within three years.

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Network Automation: The Missing Piece in DX Strategies

Learn more about the future and benefits of network automation.

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What’s New with vRealize Automation

Learn about the new and enhanced capabilities in the latest release.

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vRealize SaltStack Config

Easily deploy across virtualized, hybrid, and public cloud environments. with integrated support for vRealize Automation SaltStack Config and vRealize Automation Code Stream.

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Easy to Use and Easy to Consume Modern Infrastructure Automation Platform

Managing hybrid and multi-cloud environments to support rapidly changing needs across the organization is challenging. Infrastructure and application provisioning are semi-automated, with multiple tools and scripts, leading to inefficiencies, low productivity, complexity, and security and compliance risks. With vRealize Automation, IT teams get the customized services they need where they need them, and DevOps teams can automate the infrastructure release automation process.

Benefits of vRealize Automation 

Ease of Use

Quickly and easily set up and manage a secure hybrid or multi-cloud environment throughout its lifecycle.

Agility and Flexibility

Deliver fast performance with native configuration management and integrate with DevOps through Infrastructure as Code (IaC).

Consistency and Reliability

Dynamically adjust to infrastructure changes while maintaining consistent automation and service delivery.

Security and Control

Gain consistent policy, control, and compliance across your multi-cloud environment.

Accelerate Time to Market

Automate infrastructure delivery for agility, consistency and visibility.

Future Ready

Manage traditional and cloud-native workloads across private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Features

Multi-Cloud

Secure self-service IaaS consumption layer for resources across VMware Cloud infrastructure and multiple public clouds (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and more).

Self-Service Provisioning

Unified and consistent IaaS consumption layer with self-service catalog that enables users to request and provision infrastructure resources.

Centralized Policy and Control

Flexible guardrails including role-based policies across all cloud environments to maintain proper security and compliance.

VMware Cloud Templates

Defines VMware Cloud infrastructure provisioning and orchestration, and specifies infrastructure resources to be deployed across private, hybrid and public clouds.

Cloud Agnostic Templating

Design VMware Cloud Templates for workloads abstracted from the underlying infrastructure, and destination cloud end points.

Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

VMware Cloud Templates support IaC, allowing developers to create templates declaratively using YAML/JSON formats, and distributed version-control systems like Git.

VMware Cloud Foundation Integration

Simplify consumption of private cloud infrastructure and policies based on VMware Cloud Foundation.

Multi-Tenancy

Support dedicated infrastructure multi-tenancy leveraging Provider and Tenant organizations which provide logical isolation for governance and resources.

Extensibility, Customizations and Integrations

vRealize Orchestrator, Action-Based Extensibility (ABX) and built-in integrations with popular third-party tools.

Self-Service Networking

Network automation with built-in VMware NSX integrations enabling rapid application deployments with networking and security.

Infrastructure Pipelining

Pipeline release automation with Code Stream, enabling continuous delivery of infrastructure resources.

Configuration Management

Powerful day 1 and day 2 control for virtualized, hybrid or public cloud with intuitive configuration automation.

Use Cases for vRealize Automation

Self-Service Cloud

Self-Service Cloud

Evolve your VMware data center into a private or hybrid cloud infrastructure based on VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Cloud on AWS.

Kubernetes Automation

Kubernetes Automation

Automate Kubernetes cluster and namespace management and support vSphere with Kubernetes.

Multi-Cloud Automation

Multi-Cloud Automation

Extend self-service automation to multiple public clouds, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Network Automation

Network Automation

Automate VMware NSX to enable faster deployment and complete lifecycle automation of traditional and modern applications with networking and security services.

DevOps for Infrastructure

DevOps for Infrastructure

Enable powerful Infrastructure as Code (IaC) platform with support for infrastructure pipelining and iterative development.

SPOTLIGHT

DevOps Trends in Enterprise IT

Learn from Forrester what DevOps mean to IT professionals, what are some challenges, benefits, barriers to adoption and more.

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Network Automation with vRealize Automation and VMware NSX

Learn how to get started with network automation, provisioning with consistent networking and security across applications, environments and clouds.

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A Guide for Buying an Infrastructure Automation Platform

Learn about the purchasing options in the infrastructure automation platform marketplace in the Forrester Wave.

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Customers

Cerner

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Cerner

Cerner is empowering a thousand developers with self-service automation.

GILAI

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GILAI

VMware solutions are at the heart of GILAI’s business strategy, enabling the business to be more secure, more agile and more efficient.

ADP

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ADP

ADP built a private cloud to rapidly deliver new services while still ensuring the protection and reliability of critical systems and data.

Harel

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Harel

Harel develops new routes to market with VMware, enhancing customer experience by simplifying the management of its IT infrastructure.

IHS Markit

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IHS Markit

IHS moved from a public cloud to a private cloud to cut costs and meet governance and security requirements

Porsche Informatik

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Porsche Informatik

With VMware vRealize Automation, Porsche Informatik raises its IT infrastructure to a new level of performance.

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IaaS services
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Self-service catalog
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Centralized policy and control
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Resource lifecycle management
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Resource right-sizing and reclamation
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Extensibility with vRealize Orchestrator and ABX
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VMware Solution Exchange support
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XaaS (Anything as a Service)
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Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS
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Multi-tenancy (w/ dedicated infrastructure)
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VMware Cloud Foundation integration
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Self-service networking
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Infrastructure as Code
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VMware Cloud Templates
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vRealize Automation SaltStack Config
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Integration with third party configuration tools
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Support for multi-cloud (w/ public cloud end points)
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Infrastructure pipelining (w/ Code Stream)
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Application provisioning and management
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Kubernetes infrastructure automation
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Cloud agnostic templates
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FAQ

What are the hardware requirements for running vRealize Automation?

See the vRealize Automation Hardware Specifications document for details about the hardware requirements for each component of vRealize Automation.

How can I try out vRealize Automation?

Learn the basics of VMware vRealize Automation with the intro Hands-on Lab (HOL). Or go deeper with the advanced lab to explore complex service authoring capabilities. HOLs are always free, up and running on your browser in minutes, and require no installation.

Are there any real-world deployments of vRealize Automation I can learn more about?

Yes. You can explore these case studies that show how our customers have achieved agility and more efficient IT service delivery using vRealize Automation. See how IT organizations are successfully taking advantage of automation to solve their business and IT challenges. Or download the case study insights eBook.

How can I manage more than one vCenter from a vRealize Automation setup?

You must set up the storage and network of your vCenter Server cluster configurations to meet certain requirements so that you can install Application Services in vCloud Director or vSphere.

What are VMware Cloud Templates?

VMware Cloud Templates define VMware Cloud infrastructure provisioning and orchestration. As the templating engine of vRealize Automation, it specifies the infrastructure resources to be deployed across private, hybrid and public clouds.

What is vRealize Automation SaltStack Config?

vRealize Automation SaltStack Config is a powerful software configuration management capability available in vRealize Automation. With vRealize Automation SaltStack Config, you can easily define optimized, compliant software states and enforce them across your entire environment—virtualized, hybrid or public cloud—with powerful, intuitive configuration automation.