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VMware Makes New Cloud Management Push

VMware's vCenter is the company's main virtualization management tool. Now a new edition, vCenter Operations, aims to do for the cloud what vCenter did for virtualized servers. The Operations tool gathers data from both vSphere and vCenter and lets this all be monitored and analyzed in one new place.

The new tool is based on VMware's acquisition of Integrien, an 8-year-old company VMware picked up last summer. With its vSphere integration, the Operations tool can view networks, storage and servers, and provide configuration, performance management and capacity management.

While this sounds like virtualization management, pure and simple, it's also cloud management, as clouds are mostly a bunch of virtual resources pooled together into a utility.

This is all well and good, but I worry about the impact it may have on many third parties who stuck their necks out supporting VMware in the early days.

Who is your favorite cloud or virtualization vendor? Answers readily received at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/15/2011 at 12:47 PM


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