Quoting from Business Wire:
Opsware Inc. today announced it is working with VMware, the leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, to provide customers with automated deployment and management of VMware’s market-leading virtual infrastructure products. As server virtualization becomes more pervasive, IT organizations are turning to automation solutions to automate management of both virtualized and physical server infrastructure. The Opsware System fully automates management of the VMware platform including ongoing operations of virtual machines.
Opsware’s automation software for VMware virtual infrastructure automates the provisioning and management of VMware’s server product line, including VMware ESX Server and VMware GSX Server. Opsware demonstrated the new automation capabilities at the VMware user conference, VMworld 2004, held in San Diego, October 27th to 29th.
“VMware is the leading virtualization software on the market today, and a growing number of customers are asking for the ability to manage their virtual infrastructure as part of their broader environment,” said Tim Howes, CTO and EVP of Development for Opsware Inc. “The Opsware System enables customers to rapidly deploy VMware platform products and automate management of their virtual and physical infrastructure.”
“Demand for VMware virtual infrastructure continues to grow as IT organizations look to optimize server utilization rates, consolidate servers and achieve consistency in their environments,” said Brian Byun, Vice President of Alliances at VMware. “With Opsware automation, companies reduce costs by rolling out virtual infrastructure faster.”
The Opsware System automates provisioning of VMware virtual infrastructure. It also automates lifecycle management of each VMware virtual machine.