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Sunguard Availability Services adds support for ESX Server

SunGard Availability Services today announced it is now offering support of VMware® ESX Server 3.x and the distributed services that are part of VMware Infrastructure through its Operating System (OS) Management Service. With this enhancement, SunGard now provides full management of customers’ systems running in a virtualized environment on the VMware Infrastructure platform—a key milestone in the company’s ongoing virtualization initiative. The service includes a VMware VirtualCenter management server to monitor and manage a customer’s virtual machines, as well as complete monitoring, management and reporting of the physical servers.

As enterprises develop virtualization strategies beyond server consolidation, new needs arise for virtualization infrastructure management. Many companies are using the distributed services that are part of VMware Infrastructure such as VMware High Availability, VMotion and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler to help ensure availability of their critical systems, applications and information. SunGard can manage these systems, both in production and testing, allowing internal IT teams to focus on more strategic initiatives, while also saving costly investments in infrastructure.


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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


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