Having blanketed the business world with virtualized servers, VMware is expanding its horizons. Weeks after introducing new cloud infrastructure products at its user conference in San Francisco, VMware has turned its attention to helping IT get a handle on the fast-growing array of public cloud computing resources.
This week at its European customer event, VMworld Barcelona, the company introduced new management capabilities intended to help IT departments in three areas: automating the provisioning and delivery of cloud services, managing hybrid cloud environments, and comparing the costs and quality of cloud services.
VMware touts the tools as boosting IT's position in an environment where it's so easy for business units to sign up for public cloud applications that it threatens to make IT irrelevant.
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