LAS VEGAS -- EMC (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today unveiled the newest version of its application discovery and dependency mapping solution EMC Smarts Application Discovery Manager (ADM) 6.0. Core to Version 6.0 is the solution's full support for VMware virtualized environments dramatically extending IT operations' visibility and control across physical, virtual and mixed data centers.
Smarts ADM 6.0's comprehensive insight into business applications and the supporting IT infrastructure in VMware environments helps IT support its service levels to the business. New to Smarts ADM 6.0 is the Smarts ADM "Virtual Listener," which introduces breakthrough virtual management capabilities eliminating the need to deploy agents with every virtual machine. Passively "listening" to application traffic across the VMware Virtual Switch (vSwitch), data center managers benefit from dynamic, real-time visibility into virtual relationships. The end result establishes dependencies of virtual machines to one another in the delivery of business application services and for the construction of data protection and disaster recovery plans for VMware Site Recovery Manager and VMware Consolidated Backup.
When used in conjunction with EMC IT Compliance Analyzer Application Edition 1.1, also announced today Smarts ADM dramatically increases user control over virtual environments to help facilitate IT compliance within VMware implementation strategies, VMware operational best practices, and regulatory requirements such as PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and HIPAA.
"VMware has the potential to bring a new level of speed and efficiency to businesses today, enabling companies to deploy new systems and applications faster. It can also enable superior business continuity for critical services by providing a resilient and dynamic set of resources to draw from to support desired levels of application service performance," said Dennis Drogseth, Vice President, EMA. But transforming the data center doesn't come without critical changes in management tools, which need to adapt."