VMware, Inc. has announced that VMware is positioned as a Leader in both "The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016" and "The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016." According to Forrester's reports, VMware achieved the highest score for cloud operations amongst the 11 hybrid cloud management vendors evaluated and the highest score for current offering amongst the nine private cloud vendors evaluated.

"The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016" states that "The vRealize® Suite includes vRealize Automation, Application Services, Business Standard, Orchestrator and Operations. The combined products work well together and offer solid cloud resource discovery and on-boarding, deep configuration and automated provisioning, and integrated cost and performance optimization." The report examines how "a hybrid cloud management solution (HCMS) helps companies balance the competing demands and responsibilities of cloud developers and technology managers."

According to "The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016," "VMware's vRealize Enterprise Suite 6.0 provides a powerful and intuitive administrative interface with granular permissions and a wealth of tracked operations metrics." The report continues: "As a private cloud software suite, this product is strong. Over the next 12 months, VMware plans to focus on hybrid cloud enablement, build out platform integrations, provide deeper integrations with software-defined data center (SDDC) technology, and simplify the solution." This Forrester Wave measured current offering criteria such as cloud management and self-service access, service management and creation, automation capabilities, heterogeneity, contract terms and support, and cost.

"We are delighted that Forrester has named VMware as a leader in both hybrid cloud management solutions and private cloud software suites," said Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Management Suites Business Unit, VMware. "We believe this ranking from one of the industry's leading analyst firms affirms our customers' confidence they have selected the right partner for their cloud journey, whether they plan to run a private, public or hybrid cloud."

The VMware vRealize Suite addresses cloud management requirements across day-one and day-two operations for compute, storage, network and application level resources in heterogeneous, hybrid clouds. According to a Forrester Total Economic Impact study, the VMware vRealize Suite increases business agility by accelerating the application release process from weeks to less than one day, while improving IT efficiency by reducing capacity used by 10% and delivering hardware cost avoidance of 15%, resulting in a Return on Investment of 243%.1


1. Forrester, "The Total Economic Impact of VMware's Automated Application Deployment," June 2015, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of VMware.


This article was originally posted “Report: VMware A Cloud Leader In 2016” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.