VMware debuts Virtual Datacenter OS

VMware today unveiled the Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS), which lets organizations aggregate servers, storage and networks as a pool of on premise cloud resources and allocates them to the appropriate applications.

The VDC-OS expands the virtual infrastructure in three ways, according VMware officials.

The Infrastructure vServices pools storage, server and networking resources to provide on-demand allocation of those resources. Functions such as vStorage Thin Provisioning and vStorage Linked Clones reduce storage requirements. The vNetwork Distributed Switch simplifies the setup and change of virtual networking, allowing the delivery of clustered wide area networking.

Application vServices delivers the right service levels to all applications through
high availability, fault tolerance and data recovery capabilities.

Cloud vServices seamlessly connect internal data centers and external cloud service provider offerings, so workloads can be exchanged on- and off- premises. For example, an enterprise IT department might use flex capability offerings from service providers to scale the infrastructure needed for peak load or disaster recovery purposes VMware officials said.

Virtual Datacenter OS also includes a set of management capabilities that automatically provision new virtual machines and virtual applications to keep them in compliance with configuration standards.

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