VMware/HP partner on datacentre management

Virtualisation vendor VMware and HP (Hewlett-Packard) have announced a solution to manage both physical and virtual infrastructure through the VMware vCenter console.

Called HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server, it was unveiled during HP’s Super Session keynote at the VMworld 2009 conference and exhibition taking place this week (31 August-4 September) at San Franscisco’s Moscone Centre. The new product is also being presented at demonstrations throughout the event, and at the HP stand in the event’s Solutions Exchange.

“Customers are demanding tighter integration between virtual and physical environments to simplify the user experience, and to provide greater infrastructure control in a simple, familiar interface,” says the vice president and general manager of VMWare’s Server Business Unit, Raghu Raghuram. “HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server will enable administrators to more efficiently and easily manage both the physical and virtual components of their virtualised infrastructure through the VMware vCenter console.”

The new product will enable virtualisation managers to “streamline day-to-day monitoring and management tasks while freeing up IT staff to focus on more strategic projects that better align technology to business needs,” Raghuram claims.

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