By Charles Babcock, InformationWeek
December 03, 2012 09:30 AM
VMware announced Monday that it has integrated its virtualized environment software with its cloud management products, putting into one box the software that generates virtual machines, applies cloud management, and introduces performance and capacity management to the resulting environment.
Dubbed VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, it combines the latest version of three previously separate products: vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.6 for virtual systems management; vFabric Application Director 5.0 for deploying applications in a virtual environment; and vCloud Suite 5.1 for managing pooled resources as a cloud operation.
Continued innovation from VMware has to be a good thing for virtualization as a platform and for the industry in terms of end user functionality, I’m off to read up more about the announcement and to see what the upgrade path is.