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VMware fills in cloud management gap with latest vCloud Suite

Earlier this month, Citrix fired shots at VMware with the announcements of XenServer 6.1, its CloudStack integration, and its other newly added cloud-centric features. But it didn't take long for VMware to fire back.

In what ended up being the main attraction at last week's VMworld Europe event in Barcelona, VMware delivered a compelling cloud story to the show's approximately 8,000 attendees. At the show, VMware announced an update to its vCloud Suite, a core component of the company's software-defined data center strategy that enables all components of the infrastructure to be controlled, deployed, and automated with software.

During VMworld Europe, the virtualization giant unveiled an update to its cloud management portfolio and said it was now focusing on three critical areas: cloud service provisioning, cloud operations management, and cloud business management. To address that new focus, VMware has added four new enhancements to its vCloud Suite that include vCloud Automation Center 5.1, vFabric Application Director 5.0, vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6, and vCloud Connector 2.0.

During one of the keynote sessions at VMworld Europe, VMware CTO Steve Herrod spoke about the new vCloud in detail and recently blogged about it, saying:

Management must change in a fundamental way. In today's cloud era, there are faster moving parts, a requirement for greater scalability, a substantial need for self-service -- and a core requirement of deep automation. VMware brings new capabilities to our customers to better manage their software-defined datacenters with vCloud Automation Center, vCenter Operations Management Suite, and vFabric Application Director.


Read the entire InfoWorld Virtualization Report article here.

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:21 AM by David Marshall
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