In June Veeam completed its first acquisition: NWorks, a company focused on management plug-ins for enterprise management systems like HP OpenView and Microsoft System Center Operation Manager (SCOM).
After six months the company is ready to release the first rebranded version of NWorks technology under the new name of Veeam Management Pack for VMware 4.0 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager.
Beside the fact that maybe Veeam has to work a bit on the name, the new release is interesting because it gives to SCOM a much detailed visibility of the VMware Infrastructure 3 environment.
The biggest change is that now the product allows ESX 3.5 and ESXi 3.5 host hardware monitoring through VMware Virtual Infrastructure SDK.
It’s clear that Veeam is now more than serious competition with Vizioncore and their vFoglight (formerly esxCharter and then vCharter).
It wouldn’t surprise if the nWorks technology would be integrated in Veeam Monitor and Veeam Reporter next year.
The two companies already compete in the virtual machine backup/restore area, and its clear that Veeam wants a bigger piece of the competitor’s market share.
The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.