DynamicOps, a provider of virtual infrastructure provisioning and management software, has added new features for its Virtual Resource Manager, extending the virtualization management software from servers to desktops.
The company said that new features of Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) include: extensions that support key virtual desktop components included in Citrix XenDesktop and VMware’s virtual desktop infrastructure; Microsoft’s Hyper-V support; the VRM Infrastructure Organizer, for mapping of an organization’s virtual assets into its existing shared infrastructure.
VRM is claimed to automate the management of virtual servers and desktops, from the time they’re created until they are decommissioned. Innovations such as VRM’s desktop extensions help IT organizations deliver high value and competitive advantages to their customers. DynamicOps has also added interoperability between VRM 3.1 and Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor.
VRM is expected to allow organizations to deploy virtual desktop environments that can scale to thousands of virtual machines.
Mick Hollison, vice president of product management for desktop delivery group at Citrix Systems, said: Citrix XenDesktop is built on an open architecture and supports any hypervisor for running virtual desktops. The combination of Citrix solutions and DynamicOps management capabilities enables them to access a data center environment where virtualization is fast, cost-effective, and efficient.