VMware is all in at the edge as the company has rolled out new software to help enterprises support and manage ever-more distributed applications and data. At its virtual VMworld conference this week the company took the wraps off VMware Edge, an amalgamation of new and existing software packages that together let enterprises run, manage, and secure what VMware calls “edge-native” apps across multiple clouds at local and far-flung edge locations. The edge that VMware envisions includes multicloud support that brings together private and public network offerings as well as support for overlay services such as secure access service edge (SASE) and compute services. VMware Edge is orchestrated by a management plane that provides consistent observability, installation, configuration, operations, and management across all edge locations, according to Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Service Provider and Edge business.
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