VMWare Maps the Path to Pervasive, Green Cloud Computing
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — At the annual VMWorld conference in San Francisco, the titular company laid out its vision for “IT as a Service,” a conceptual shift that would move IT departments to providing efficiency and availability for data and compute power, and put the cloud at the core of corporate computing platforms.
The products rolled out include: VMware vCloud Director, which enables IT departments to create “virtual data centers;” VMware vShield, a security system for virtualized and cloud computing environments, and VMware vCloud Datacenter Services, which creates “hybrid clouds” that give companies the ability to use both private, internal cloud computing systems and secure external clouds as needed.
In a blog post at Enterprise IT Planet‘s green blog, T. Lau writes:
Cloud computing leader VMware is pushing this concept to the next level with the release of several new important products. The most impressive is vCloud Director, which allows companies to determine on the fly whether a computing resource should be located locally or in the cloud. The software creates “Virtual Data Centers” — local pools of compute, network and storage resources with defined management policies, service level agreements, and pricing. The provision of VDC services will be instant, can be branded with the company’s marketing efforts, and will result in a cloud resource that can be as private or public as the company wishes.
Complete scalability, near-instant setup, low capital expenditure, bulletproof security, service-level reliability, lowered power consumption, smaller carbon footprint. vCloud Director, if it turns out to be what VMware says it is, isn’t just a game changer. It’s a game starter for Green IT.
More details on the new products are available at VMWare.com
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