HP and VMware are growing their partnership to make it easier for businesses to manage their virtualized and physical environments using a single offering. VMware is incorporating HP's Discover and Dependency Mapping app into its upcoming vCenter ConfigControl software. In addition, HP is supporting VMware's ThinApp software with its own Client Automation management software.
Hewlett-Packard and VMware are looking to make it easier for businesses to
manage their virtual and physical client and server environments.
The two companies at the HP Software Universe 2009 show June 16 in Las
Vegas announced that VMware in 2010 will integrate
HP's Discovery and Dependency Mapping application into its vCenter
The combination of the management software offerings will give users of
VMware's vSphere virtualization platform greater visibility into their
environments and a better way to map business services in the virtual
environment into their physical systems.
Businesses will have a single window through which to also automate such
management tasks as change detection, provisioning, patching, and compliance
and security enforcement, according to officials with HP and VMware.
In addition, HP's Client Automation management platform will now support
VMware's ThinApp application virtualization technology. The support means that
users will have an easier time keeping track of virtualized and physical
VMware ThinApp users can take advantage of the preconfigured templates in
HP's Client Automation software and use reports generated by the HP offering to
track virtual and physical applications for enhanced asset management.
The two companies also will develop joint go-to-market and sales programs.
Businesses will get multiple benefits from the HP-VMware collaboration,
according to Ramin Sayar, vice president of products, software and solutions at
"Customers are looking for a dramatically better approach to IT
management in order to reduce costs and risks, while achieving integrated
seamless management of the physical and virtual data center," Sayar said
in a statement. "The combination of HP software and VMware solutions will
provide customers with an end-to-end automated solution for building and
managing next-generation data centers."