Posted by Ramin Sayar
Vice President &
LANDesk Acquires the VMware Protect Product Family
Today LANDesk announced that it has acquired the VMware Protect product family, which came to VMware through the acquisition of Shavlik Technologies in 2011. LANDesk is acquiring the VMware Protect technologies (which will be renamed Shavlik Protect), existing customer accounts and the core team.
In 2013, VMware is executing against three priorities – Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud and End-User Computing. As part of our efforts to focus on these areas, we came to the conclusion that asset and patch management as a standalone offering would be best provided by a partner such as LANDesk.
Delivering a new approach to management for dynamic virtual and cloud environments remains an important part of VMware’s business. We have developed a portfolio of management solutions designed to allow customers to provision and manage services in today’s hybrid cloud and heterogeneous environments, delivering:
- Cloud Service Provisioning to automate the provisioning and lifecycle management of infrastructure, applications and desktops across multiple clouds and platforms.
Our Cloud Operations Management solution, VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite, uses patented analytics to manage the health, risk, efficiency and compliance of infrastructure and applications across multiple platforms and clouds. VMware is committed to continuing to provide customers the best-in-class management solution for both VMware vSphere®- and non-VMware vSphere-based private clouds as well as supporting alternative public cloud providers.
It was important to VMware to find a buyer that would be a good home for Protect customers, and we believe LANDesk is a great fit. In transitioning the Shavlik Protect product family to LANDesk, we are confident that customers will be in good hands with seamless product support and further technology innovation. To learn more about LANDesk’s plans, please read their press release.
Posted by Ramin Sayar
Vice President &
VMware & Puppet Labs – Redefining Management for the Software-Defined Datacenter
By recasting every layer of datacenter infrastructure into software services running across pools of industry standard hardware, the software-defined datacenter promises to redefine automation and orchestration to completely change what is possible for customers to achieve in terms of operational scale, efficiency and agility.
Delivering a new approach to management has been a critical tenet of VMware’s product strategy over the last several years as we have developed solutions to help customers simplify and automate the management of the complete set of infrastructure services (compute, storage, network) as well as the applications that run on them.
The software-defined datacenter will have highly automated “programmable” provisioning and management that can intelligently move resources and workloads across a hybrid infrastructure environment based on policies. And, for many companies, this environment will include multiple hypervisors, hardware from different vendors and various public cloud services. VMware understands this, and has been working to extend its management capabilities beyond VMware-based clouds in order to enable our customers to become strategic brokers of IT services to the business.
Today, we’ve taken another step on this journey with a strategic partnership and investment in Puppet Labs, a company that has been at the forefront of redefining orchestration and automation for the cloud era. Puppet Labs has done an incredible job of allowing system administrators to automate tasks at scale across compute, storage and networking in multi-vendor, heterogeneous virtual and cloud environments. Puppet Labs’ declarative, model-based approach to this challenge is completely aligned with the software-defined datacenter, enabling the definition of the desired “end-state” of infrastructure in a simple configuration language.
Through this partnership, VMware and Puppet will work together towards more extensive automation and orchestration across infrastructure and application elements for VMware-based private and public clouds, physical infrastructures, OpenStack and Amazon Web Services. We will help customers continue to achieve new levels of efficiency and agility as they progress along the journey to IT as Service.