VMWare aims higher with new bundle

by admin June 5, 2006 at 4:27 am

VMWare is expected to introduce a new product bundle this week that it hopes will extend its lead in the virtualisation software market.

The company is expected to announce VMWare Infrastructure 3, a software suite combining VMWare’s ESX Server product with VirtualCenter management tools, VMFS distributed file system software, the company’s Distributed Resource Scheduler, and its High Availability and Consolidated Backup tools.

VMWare sells software that lets a single server run multiple operating systems simultaneously. Such tools are becoming increasingly popular as companies seek to save money.

Products from VMWare, and from rivals including Microsoft and the open source Xen Project, allow companies to consolidate the work of many physical servers onto fewer machines. Newcomers are also entering the field.

VMWare hopes to move beyond server consolidation to become the default choice for companies looking to manage their entire infrastructure, as virtualised server “farms” become more common, Diane Greene, VMWare’s president, told ZDNet Australia sister site CNET News.com.

Companies are becoming more savvy about how they use virtualisation, Greene said.

Full article: ZDNet Australia