The founders of FastScale Lynn LeBlanc and Richard Offer, which was acquired by EMC in January last year and integrated into the VMware portfolio in March last year have started a new company called HotLink, announcing a product which they call SuperVISOR.
SuperVISOR is software which abstracts the virtualization platform from the management tools used to manage them. By using this technology it is possible to manage a hybrid hypervisor environment using a single management tool solution, currently but not limited to VMware vCenter. It’s expected that HotLink will announce a plug-in for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) next year.
SuperVISOR currently supports VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and Red Hat Enterprise Linux KVM, but support for Amazon EC2 is also expected in the future. It also provides functionality to move virtual machines across hosts regardless of the target hypervisor using conversion technology.
The approach used is another approach as we are currently seeing with other virtualization management product, like the upcoming System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 from Microsoft which will be able to manage native vSphere and Xen environments, or the vCenter XVP Manager and Converter solution which VMware currently provides through VMware Labs.
HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware will be available on August 31. Pricing starts at $25,000.
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