VMware, has announced a strategy and a new solution to simplify and automate how IT organizations manage services in dynamic virtual and cloud environments. VMware vCenter Operations will help customers transform IT operations to achieve the agility and economics of cloud computing.
VMware vSphere has helped thousands of companies transform their datacenters, simplifying many core systems management functions, such as resource allocation and load balancing, by building them into the virtualization platform.
VMware’s management strategy is to further simplify IT by integrating performance, capacity and configuration management and applying analytics to help customers achieve the degree of automation required to operate a cloud environment.
vCenter Operations will be tightly integrated with VMware vSphere. It will analyze the millions of data points systems produce in real-time to get to the information that matters and visually present it in a simple, actionable way through dashboards. This means infrastructure and operations teams will have the intelligence they need to make fast, informed operational decisions.
vCenter Operations is designed as a set of products and solutions that will bring together the performance, capacity and configuration management capabilities VMware has developed and acquired, including VMware vCenter CapacityIQ, VMware vCenter Configuration Manager and Integrien Alive.
vCenter Operations will be available in three editions to meet the needs of customers managing both VMware vSphere-virtualized and physical environments.
The first versions of these editions will be available in late Q1 with prices starting at $50 per VM.
vCenter Operations will be available through VMware sales and via VMware’s more than 25,000 channel partners.