Buoyed by investor capital, VMware has struck out on the acquisition war path, taking Swiss virtualization company Dunes.
We can't claim any familiarity with Dunes' wares. Public information, however, characterizes the Dunes software as an abstraction layer for managing virtual machines. Apparently such software falls under the "orchestration manager" category these days and handles things such as "requisition and de-commissioning" – creation and deletion - of virtual machines. Don't the marketers move swiftly?
More specifically, Dunes Virtual Service-Orchestrator (VS-O) 3.1 software seems to handle pretty high-level health checks of VMs such as check pointing and version control.