Posted by: Ryan Shopp
BladeLogic, BMC, DataCenter, HP Software, IBM Tivoli
The first names at the top of the list to consider evaluating for your data center will always include the big 4 – BMC, CA, HP, IBM Tivoli. Many people are finding those product many not necessarily have the depth and focus they are looking for in these days of virtualization, web 2.0 technologies, etc for their data center.
The next breathe typically mentions Opsware (recently acquired by HP) and BladeLogic (who recently IPO’ed)
I came across an article this morning that highlights some niche vendors that are building out the ability to manage large virtual environments.
managing a virtual environment.” Start-ups such as Cassatt, PlateSpin, Scalent Systems, Veeam, Vizioncore and several others have emerged to fill the virtual management gap they say incumbent vendors can’t address. For instance, some of the areas that start-ups focus on are identifying applications running on the virtual machines and gaining visibility into the requests and responses in the virtual stack. Innovative virtual server management tools can help IT managers more quickly identify which application on which virtual machines is performing poorly.
More in-depth review coming soon. I had never heard of these start-ups so now I’m really curious as to what they offer and how differentiating it is versus what I could get from BladeLogic, etc.