In early March, the Quest subsidiary Vizioncore finally unveiled its plans to move beyond VMware, launching a management solution that supports multiple hypervisors and applies to them a sophisticated automation layer.
That plan became an actual product in at the beginning of May with the launch of vControl 1.6.
At its first public release, the product features many typical capabilities you’d expect in a platform management tool:
- Support for multiple virtualization platforms (VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. Sun Solaris Zones will be added in a future release)
- Administration web portal
- Self-Service web portal
- Automation workflows
A system that provides out-of-the-box workflows and actions as well as a visual workflow editor to build new workflows, combine actions and incorporate home-grown scripts as well as a Web Services interface and SDK to enable integration to third party systems.
- Virtual machines fail-over
- Virtual infrastructure discovery
Interestingly, vControl is able to import and use the script developed with the other new product that Vizioncore recently launched: the free Virtualization EcoShell.
vControl price starts at $399.00 per socket.
The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Radar has been updated accordingly.
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