VMTurbo Upgrades Cloud Platform to Work With CloudStack Gateway

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-05-03 Print this article Print

VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.1 also integrates directly with the open-standards-based application-delivery controller (ADC) infrastructure, which enables it to work with other ADC gateways, such as Citrix NetScaler.

VMTurbo, which makes intelligent workload management software for cloud and virtualized deployments, on May 2 upgraded its main platform for direct integration into the alternative open-source cloud operating system, CloudStack.

VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.1 also integrates directly with the open-standards-based application delivery controller (ADC) infrastructure, which enables it to work with other ADC gateways, such as Citrix NetScaler. It also offers new capabilities to allow customers to manage cloud systems beyond the virtualization layer, VMTurbo Vice President of Marketing Derek Slayton told eWEEK.

Operations Manager 3.1 connects VMTurbo's application-optimization engine to the gateway to prioritize resources and understand and report on application-performance characteristics as they flow through a front-end cloud infrastructure. 

The product enables the automatic sizing up and down of virtual machines and applications based on visibility to response times and transaction load. This improves VMTurbo's ability to allow organizations to practice preventative management rather than reactive monitoring, Slayton said.

"Many enterprises are struggling to extend the use of virtualization to their business-critical applications; and as a result, they are unable to take advantage of further consolidation savings and increased agility that virtualization provides in these environments," said Mark Bowker, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.

"The ability to ensure service levels and resource availability across a shared infrastructure is an absolute requirement for IT organizations to virtualize these business-critical applications."

Burlington, Mass.-based VMTurbo first launched its platform in August 2010 and now is serving more than 4,000 cloud service providers and enterprises worldwide, including British Telecom, Omnicare and L-3 Communications.

VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.1 is available now, Slayton said.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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