VMware’s vCloud™ concept introduces yet another layer of abstraction in the virtualized data center to simplify the provisioning of services, with the notion of vApps, Provider and Organizational Virtual Data Centers, which can be mapped across underlying physical resources. These layers of abstraction introduce new challenges for operations, engineering and capacity planners in terms of how to size physical and logical capacity and allocate workloads, in order to assure the QOS of virtualized applications and maximize infrastructure efficiency.
To address these challenges VMTurbo has extended the data model, analytic and automation policies in its Economic Scheduling. These new capabilities will become generally available in January 2012.
In the meantime, if you are deploying or have deployed vCloud™Director and would like to join our Early Access Program so you can trial our latest version and learn more about the benefits this can deliver, please sign up here.