Release: DynamicOps Virtual Resource Manager 3.1

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DynamicOps releases today the first minor update of its Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) 3.0.

VRM is a VM lifecycle management product that offers self-service provisioning capabilities, resources tracking (including abandoned virtual machines) and chargeback, and policy compliancy enforcement.

Following a questionable trend, the company jumped from VRM 1.0 (released in June) to this 3.1 in just six months.

Nonetheless this new version introduces a couple of key features:

  • Support for Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Support for Citrix XenDesktop (including its Provisioning Server component) and VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) connection brokers
    (support for the new VMware View 3.0 will come in early 2009)

Additionally DynamicOps seems to have extended its list of core partners, by adding Sun.
This means that VRM may be one of the few (or the only one) virtualization managers able to support at the same time VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and Sun xVM Server.

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.