Enable customers to manage infrastructure, applications and business services in virtual and cloud environments
VMware, a provider of virtualisation and cloud infrastructure offerings, has unveiled three product suites designed to simplify and automate IT management in the cloud.
VMware has upgraded VMware vCenter Operations and introduced new VMware vFabric Application Management and VMware IT Business Management suites, to help customers amplify the value of their virtual environments and achieve the agility and economics of cloud computing.
VMware said its new management offerings will help customers transform how they manage infrastructure, applications and business services in virtual and cloud environments.
The VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite simplifies and automates operations by integrating performance, capacity and configuration management and applying analytics to deliver the actionable intelligence customers need to ensure service levels in the cloud.
In addition to new dashboards and smart alerts, the vCenter Operations will include new application awareness capabilities that automatically discover and map the relationships and dependencies between applications and the infrastructure components that support them.
The vFabric Application Management Suite will enable application owners to deploy and manage a new generation of applications running on virtual and cloud infrastructures, in order to help customers increase agility and improve application performance, VMware said.
The vFabric Application Management Suite will include two new offerings – vFabric AppDirector and vFabric Application Performance Manager – that integrate application disciplines, and together these suites support an "active application management" approach
The VMware IT Business Management Suite is based on technologies from VMware’s June 2011 acquisition of Digital Fuel, to provide the rigor and discipline CIOs need to optimise the business value of IT investments and communicate IT’s value in language the business understands, said the company.
The suite will include three modules: IT Finance Manager, IT Service Level Manager and IT Vendor Manager. Together, they will aggregate data from a wide range of financial sources and apply analytics and modelling to offer a single pane of glass into IT capital, operating and service expenses with meaningful metrics and reports.
VMware senior vice president and general manager, enterprise management Boaz Chalamish said as IT organisations are implementing private and hybrid clouds, traditional management approaches associated with physical distributed systems and siloed management disciplines just aren’t capable of keeping up with the pace and scale of modern IT operations.
"VMware’s management solutions will deliver a new approach that takes advantage of cloud infrastructure, is focused on eliminating IT complexity rather than orchestrating it, and will support IT’s ability to act as a broker of services to the businesses it serves," Chalamish said.
The updated vCenter Operations Management Suite is expected to be available in early 2012, while vFabric Application Performance Manager and The IT Business Management Suite are expected to be available in Q4 2011.