Businesses that have implemented server and desktop virtualization technologies are finding a sparse landscape for end-to-end management of these virtual environments. There are many companies offering point solutions, and the major virtualization infrastructure vendors, such as VMware, Citrix and Microsoft are largely focused on managing their own environments. As virtual server and desktop infrastructure offerings expand, IT organizations will choose the best options providing the greatest benefits for their specific needs. These IT shops will then require heterogeneous, end-to-end management solutions that allow flexibility of choice while preserving a common administrator interface.
This FOCUS Brief discusses the factors driving IT in their choices of management solutions. It describes the Vizioncore suite for virtual infrastructure management and the key benefits of the solutions. The Brief discusses the markets addressed by the solutions and concludes with a FOCUS assessment of the solutions.
Keywords: virtualization management, data protection, data replication, backup, monitoring, chargeback, P2V, optimization, storage reclamation, capacity planning, fault management, vRanger Pro, vFoglight, vConverter, vOptimizer, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual Iron, VMware ESX, Citrix XenSource