VMware Introduces New Virtualization Software
According to VMware’s Mon. press releases at its VMworld meeting in San Francisco, the VMware vCenter builds on the inborn capacities of VMware’s vSphere four virtualization platform, offering simplified management and lower operating costs, as well as more dynamic and flexible IT services, enabling company IT departments to operate better as an internal service provider. “VMware is uniquely positioned to develop the way IT manages the datacenter, with the facility to inject policy across all layers of the stack to enable new levels of automation and efficiency,” VMware server division VP and general chief Raghu Raghuram claimed in a statement. “With the VMware vCenter family of products, shoppers will be ready to significantly streamline infrastructure management, service delivery, and application management getting rid of boring manual jobs, achieving bigger visibility into info center operations, and ultimately guaranteeing service levels thru set-and-forget policy-based control.
VCenter automates tedious day by day jobs like provisioning, monitoring and capacity, change, event, and performance management based primarily on pre-defined policies built to drive desired business outcomes. VMware vCenter features infrastructure management applications including : AppSpeed, which supplies visibility, service level reporting and active performance management for multi-tier applications ; CapacityIQ, which models the effect of capacity changes, predicting insufficiencies and proactively reclaiming excess capacity to run virtual machines, resource pools, and complete info centers ; ConfigControl, which maintains visibility and compliance standards in a dynamic virtual environment ; and Site Recovery Boss , which automates the recovery process and simplifies management of accident recovery plans. It also includes service delivery management applications : Lifecycle Executive , which implements an automatic process for handling the lifecycle of virtual machines ; Chargeback, which gives business-wide accountability by grasping, allotting and reporting expenses associated with the employment of virtual infrastructure ; Lab Boss , which simplifies development, QA and pre-production environments and gives directors control over policies.
Also at VMworld, VMware debuted VMware Go, a free, web-based service that quickly sets up VMware’s ESXi hypervisor for small and medium sized businesses, permitting them to reduce their overhead and strip down their business operations by running multiple operating systems and applications on a single server without spending as much cash and time to start. VMware rising products and markets VP Dan Chu recounted VMware Go is the invention in VMware’s permanent commitment to helping SMB purchasers run more agile, worthwhile, and tough applications. “Nearly each SMB stands to benefit enormously from virtualization,” Chu related in a press release.
“VMware Go will simplify virtualization for SMBs to some simple online steps and was designed with SMBs in mind. We’d like SMBs who might be sitting on the fence to realize all the advantages of virtualization without burdening their limited IT resources. Developed in cooperation with Shavlik Technologies, an affiliate of VMware’s Technology coalition Partner Program, VMware Go is available as a beta offering, and is anticipated to become usually available as a free service in 2010.