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VMTurbo Joins OpenStack

VMTurbo, which produces intelligent workload management software for cloud and virtualization environments, has joined OpenStack. According to VMTurbo VP of Marketing, Derek Slayton, as an OpenStack member, VMTurbo will work to add OpenStack support to its line of management products to ensure that they have the resources needed to serve complex, multi-tenant cloud environments.

OpenStack currently has 184 company members, and Slayton, who was formerly Senior Director of Product Marketing at Citrix, says that VMTurbo chose OpenStack over CloudStack because its customers supported the move, and as he puts it, "The OpenStack market has matured, and it is a natural fit for the cloud market. It was the right time to jump in."

For its part, the open source CloudStack project was established at the Apache Software Foundation this Spring, and recently relicensed under the Apache license 2.0. Citrix, which has nurtured the project, will continue to be involved with it going forward.

VMTurbo was founded in 2008, and now has 75 employees and 200 customers. It will introduce version 3.2 of its flagship VMTurbo Operations Manager product shortly after the upcoming VMworld show in the last week of August. Slayton says that the company has focused on hiring sales and engineering employees for its go-to-market push. He further claims that some 8,000 cloud service providers and enterprises around the world have deployed VMTurbo Operations Manager.

He is a big advocate of VMware's Software-defined Datacenter initiative, saying "It is exactly what we have hoped for because it increases flexibility and provides the options and intelligence needed to make the right choices."

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 07/30/2012 at 12:48 PM


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