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Embotics Launches V-Commander for Virtual Machine (VM) Lifecycle Management
Embotics, the Virtual Machine (VM) Lifecycle Management Company, today launched V-Commander, a centralized, policy-based control and management system for enterprise VMs. Embotics V-Commander manages large pools of VMs to control VM sprawl and automate VM management tasks, providing real operational benefits and oversight.

VM environments become more complex as enterprises expand their VM deployments. Current virtualization tools can easily generate VMs but lack effective operational and management features. V-Commander is a policy-based control system that supports multiple VMware Virtual Centers simultaneously, providing effective VM Lifecycle Management that can integrate and automate ITIL and business delivery practices.

Organizations are deploying server virtualization solutions in an effort to reduce IT spending and improve server resource utilization, but are finding that virtual machines cannot be effectively managed with traditional tools, said Mark Bowker, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. The rapid adoption of server virtualization across all industries is quickly creating the requirement for a management solution that directly tackles the growing problem of virtual machine sprawl. Embotics improves operational efficiency, reduces the risk of unapproved virtual machines being deployed in a production environment and logs all actions for a complete audit trail.

V-Commander can display the genealogy of any VM in real time, making it simple to patch, configure, manage and rollback all related VMs. V-Commander also uses a range of VM markers and policies to control VM deployment and automate or simplify many control tasks that today consume valuable staff time.

Embotics is publicly debuting V-Commander at VMworld 2007 in booth # 335 from September 10-13, in San Francisco. Embotics is also demonstrating interoperability between V-Commander and the PlateSpin PowerRecon Virtual Infrastructure Edition, the VM profiling, chargeback and growth monitoring solution for virtual environments.

Intuitive and easy to use, V-Commander is built specifically for the virtualized data center and offers the following unique features:

  • Manages online and offline images
  • Automatic genealogy tracking allows for coordinated family actions (configuration, patching, retirement, etc.)
  • Integral policy engine automates important control policies including separation of duties, deployment control and VI partitioning
  • Built in secure repository provides a definitive VM library, facilitating standardization and easy deployment
  • Provides VM operational oversight, control and audit, complete with drill-down capability

Risk reduction, combined with policy-based management and control, and point and click functionality allows operational staff to effectively manage larger pools of VMs, said Jay Litkey, president and CEO of Embotics. Embotics V-Commander lets enterprises control their virtual server infrastructure across multiple VMware Virtual Centers and free up valuable staff resources.

With the launch of PlateSpin PowerRecon for Virtual Infrastructure, joint customers can benefit from integrating advanced workload profiling, billing, chargeback and lifecycle monitoring from PlateSpin with policy management, control and operational oversight from Embotics, said Stephen Pollack, CEO of PlateSpin Ltd. We will be working with joint customers to further develop the value proposition of the joint solution as companies move to the next stages of their virtualization investments.

Starting at USD $25,000, Embotics V-Commander is generally available in Q4 2007.

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2007 6:46 AM by David Marshall
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