Morpheus Data Multi-Cloud Management v4.2 Released
April 09, 2020

Morpheus has released v4.2 of its multi-cloud management platform focused on enabling continuous delivery for customers leveraging Kubernetes, VMware, and Terraform.

The release also included continuous compliance updates to the Morpheus policy enforcement engine.

With these enhancements, customers can now:

- Simplify the governance and automation of existing Kubernetes clusters from providers such as Red Hat OpenShift, VMware vSphere 7, and others

- Reduce the cost and complexity of VMware private clouds by combining Morpheus with Cloud Foundation Standard instead of more expensive editions

- Improve the velocity of app modernization with automation updates including a Morpheus Terraform provider and updated ServiceNow plug-in

- Reduce risk and assure compliance with continuous tag enforcement policy engine available for VMware, AWS, and Azure clouds

Morpheus provides a unified orchestration framework that simplifies management across VMs, Containers, Bare Metal, and public cloud services. With v4.2, Morpheus has added support for brownfield Kubernetes clusters in addition to CNCF Certified Morpheus Kubernetes Service and integration with EKS and AKS. Additionally, the Morpheus Kubernetes Service has been CNCF certified up to version 1.17.

Using the new external Kubernetes cluster support, customers can connect to any existing Kubernetes deployment to instantly add robust governance policy and simple self-service provisioning. This means enterprises using technologies such as Red Hat OpenShift in initial Kubernetes projects can bring those clusters into the same control plane as on-prem hypervisors and public cloud stacks. It also reduces risk for customers looking at the new VMware vSphere 7 release which includes Kubernetes.

The new Morpheus v4.2 release adds a number of updates for VMware NSX including the ability to create and manage logical routers, switches, firewalls, edge gateways, and IP pools. Additionally, role permissions and network quota policies can now be set for tenants, groups, roles, and users to granularly control NSX network access.

These NSX enhancements build on already advanced built-in VMware integrations including integration with vRealize Orchestrator, VMware Cloud on AWS, vSphere, vCloud Director, and VMware Integrated OpenStack. Customers can automate provisioning, manage datastores and resource groups, migrate and convert images, auto-scale VMware applications, leverage VMware tagging, and more.

With the popularity of HashiCorp Terraform, Morpheus has expanded integration with the recent beta release of its own Terraform provider which will codify all of the continuous automation requirements not inherent to Terraform. With this integration, customers will be able to utilize Morpheus as a state management and policy engine for actions called from the Terraform CLI. This will also enable customers to simplify Terraform deployments and benefit from Morpheus’ 80+ built-in integrations.

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