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VMware's Life Cycle Manager is too VMware centric, not enough for the 95% unexploited market!

IW reporting:

Lifecycle Manager is "a good first step but doesn't go far enough," says Andi Mann, virtualization consultant at Enterprise Management Associates, an IT consulting firm. It only manages VMs generated by VMware Server and VMware's ESX Server, not those generated by Citrix Systems' XenServer, open source Xen, or Microsoft's upcoming Hyper-V hypervisor. "Ninety-five percent of enterprises are going to have more than one kind of virtual machine running," Mann says.

VMware's manager isn't alone in focusing on automating VM management. Citrix, which recently bought XenSource, and Virtual Iron both have similar products. Startups--such as Embotics, with its V-Commander; Veeam, with Veeam Reporter; and Nimsoft, with NimBus for VMware Monitoring--are more specialized, managing pieces of the virtual infrastructure.

But Gillett says most IT departments aren't going to want to "cobble together" solutions from different vendors. In the long run, the vendor whose product encompasses and automates many aspects of the VM infrastructure in one management interface will have the advantage.


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