VMTurbo Brings Agility To The Cloud

VMTurbo has launched what the company thinks is the best way to bring manageable agility back to physical, virtual and cloud data centers. VMTurbo’s VMTurbo Cloud Operations Manager is designed to help organizations achieve the agility promised by virtualization and cloud computing in large, complex and dynamic environments.

July 21, 2011

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Most data center managers are facing the increasing complexity of virtualized and cloud-based environments. Successfully managing cloud operations and virtualized environments takes intelligence--not so much the type of intelligence as defined by IQs, but more along the lines of intelligence defined as the ability to gather information of value.

Let’s face it: Data centers today have become complex beasts not only to manage but also to understand. They have almost taken on the quality of a living, breathing entity that requires constant tending. That complexity is often needed to build innovative solutions that can deliver advanced services to end users. However, complexity comes at a high price in the form of management overhead and reduced agility.

Simply put, complexity is likely to not disappear any time in the near future, while agility will be needed more than ever to service the growing need for elastic services that bind unique and competitive solutions.

VMTurbo has heard the cries of the harried data center manager, and has launched what the company thinks is the best way to bring manageable agility back to physical, virtual and cloud data centers. VMTurbo’s new product is called VMTurbo Cloud Operations Manager, and it is designed to help organizations achieve the agility promised by virtualization and cloud computing in large, complex and dynamic environments.

In a press release, Shmuel Kliger, president and CEO of VMTurbo, said, "IT management is struggling to meet the challenges of managing multiple virtual center environments with yesterday’s tools, which invariably are siloed by technology and function, stuck in the weeds of collecting too much detailed data, swamped by a myriad of point tools with little intelligence to automate decision making."

In short, VMTurbo Cloud Operations Manager tightly integrates together several management technologies that are used to orchestrate multiple virtual centers and multiple hypervisors, and to provide multitenancy, customer-scoped views. What’s more, the product offers user-defined policy controls that control workloads, autocorrect problems, execute RST/Perl scripts, and provide automated scale-out and scale-back operations. Policies can be assigned to customer-defined groups (such as data centers, cluster, customers, storage tiers and folders), and be controlled by triggers, schedules or other automated processes.

Ultimately, the policy controls strive to bring economy and control to cloud and virtualized environments by incorporating intelligent workload management using a scheduling engine to dynamically adjust resource allocation to meet business goals. As a result, the company claims that VMTurbo ensures applications get the resources they need to operate reliably, while utilizing infrastructure and human resources in the most efficient way.Kliger added, "With the VMTurbo Cloud Operations Manager, organizations can eliminate the multiple plagues of performance degradation, inefficiencies, waste and unscalable operations, and ensure that they are utilizing the virtual environment as efficiently as possible."

At least one customer is convinced that VMTurbo is offering a solution to a multitude of problems. 6fusion, a provider of utility-metered public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure management software and services, plans to integrate with VMTurbo Cloud Operations Manager to drive increased value for its internationally distributed network of data centers.

"With VMTurbo and 6fusion combined, customers and partners are able to better manage virtualized infrastructure and do so more efficiently. Together we will significantly improve agility, scalability and operational efficiency for cloud operators," said Rob Bissett, VP, product management, 6fusion.

For those seeking to build out private clouds, VMTurbo Cloud Operations Manager may be just the ticket to create private clouds that expand and contract based on need, and can share the resources of a large data center. Ideally, clouds will be kept private but will be able to grab resources as needed from a larger, public cloud solution based in a virtualized data center.

Here, elasticity becomes very relevant, and private clouds can be created without artificial constraints and constant management challenges. That elasticity is provided by VMTurbo’s policies controls and automated scripting--helping to take the management challenges out of the equation while still delivering robust and rapidly adaptable virtualized cloud solutions.

For managing multivirtual center and cloud environments, VMTurbo offers the VMTurbo Cloud Operations Manager at $49 per socket per month, or $9 per virtual machine per month. General product availability is set for July 21.

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