BANGALORE, INDIA: Virtualization software company VMware introduced two new offerings – vSphere with Operations Management and vSphere Data Protection Advanced.
“Increasingly, customers have standardized on VMware vSphere as the core of their data centres,” said Mike Clayville, vice president, product marketing, cloud infrastructure, VMware. “To help maximize the value of their investments in VMware vSphere, customers require purpose-built, integrated solutions to more efficiently manage, optimize and protect their virtualized environments. We’ve made it convenient for new and existing customers of VMware vSphere to enhance the core capabilities of their virtual infrastructure with vCenter Operations Management Suite and VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced.”
VMware vSphere with Operations Management unites virtualization platform for all applications, including business-critical and low-latency applications, with patented analytic capabilities to check the efficiency of virtualized environments, says a release.
Developed for mid-sized VMware vSphere environments, VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced offers increased scalability and new backup and recovery capabilities for business critical applications, specifically Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server, adds the release.
Based on EMC Avamar, VMware vSphere Data Protection delivers backup solution with deduplication, support of Changed Block Tracking, and integration with VMware vSphere.
“VMware selected EMC Avamar software to provide the underlying technology for the introduction of VMware vSphere Data Protection,” said Shane Jackson, vice president of marketing, EMC Backup Recovery Systems division. “Customers have enthusiastically adopted this solution, and they expect that we will continue to leverage the technology collaboration between EMC and VMware to deliver enhanced backup and recovery capabilities for customers. “
VMware vSphere with Operations Management is expected to be available in Q1 2013, and will be offered in three editions: Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus. Pricing starts at $1,745 per processer with no core, vRAM or number of VM limits.
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is expected to be available in Q1 2013, and will be priced at $1,095 per processor with no restrictions on number of protected VMs per license. VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is a separate, standalone solution that will be available for purchase a-la-carte and included with VMware vSphere with Operations Management Acceleration Kits (Enterprise and Enterprise Plus Editions).