EMC Upgrades Data Center Controls to Keep Up With VMware
IT Operations Intelligence v9.0 offers a unified, graphical-user-interface view into an entire virtual data center infrastructure as controlled by vCenter.LAS VEGAS EMC, the storage and data protection company that is quickly morphing into a cloud infrastructure provider, Feb. 14 launched an updated data center control package that enables better overall use of VMware's popular vCenter server. EMC made the announcement at VMware's global partner conference, which is being held at the Venetian Hotel through Feb. 16.
EMC, the parent company of VMware, said the new IT Operations Intelligence v9.0 offers a unified, graphical-user-interface view into an entire virtual data center infrastructure as controlled by vCenter. This means that data center administrators now can better visualize and understand the interrelationships among virtual assets, their underpinning physical elements, the I/O sources flows, and the applications and data sources that relate to them.
operational management insight into VMware environments, including
cross-domain availability and impact analysis for all VMware-attached
storage, and full impact analysis to the virtual machine level;
into the connectivity and relationships among simple and distributed
virtual switches and networks from VMware and Cisco Systems, as well as
the ability to understand how problems in virtual switches and virtual
networks impact virtual machines and virtualized applications;
management display visualizations that provide cross-domain notification
detail and dashboard-like visibility using a new browser-based console
with mash-up capabilities;
- enhanced availability management for virtualized applications, including composite applications; and
- a framework for managing Metro Ethernet-based service availability and discovering Metro Ethernet topologies.