DynamicOps Integrates Virtual Resource Manager with BMC Blade Logic Ops Manager
I wrote about DynamicOps back in October when I highlighted them as one of my 2009 VMWorld vendors to watch. On Monday, DynamicOps announced that they have integrated their Virtual Resource Manager with BMC’s Blade Logic Ops Manager product. DynamicOps has now increased its options in helping its customers in automating the deployment of OS images and applications in a standard and consistent manner thereby increasing agility and reducing TCO in customer environments.
DynamicOps is a company that really strives to help their customers improve their business agility by providing a service-oriented delivery framework that enables compute resources to be allocated and reallocated dynamically based on changing business needs. Their self-service portal and automated service delivery ensure that virtual machines are configured according to predefined specs and processes within allocated resources by authorized individuals. With this kind of framework built, VRM can facilitate capacity planning and efficient resource allocation. Their management capability further reduces support costs as well as limits virtual machine sprawl by identifying rogue, inactive, and obsolete virtual machines.
If you are looking for a product to cross hypervisor platforms, integrate with other management ecosystems, and provide true IT resource cost transparency, besides just chargeback reporting, take a closer look at DynamicOps’ Virtual Resource Manager.
LEXINGTON, Mass., December 7, 2009
– DynamicOps, a leading provider of management software for automated on-demand IT, has integrated its Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) software with BMC’s BladeLogic Operations Manager to coordinate the initial provisioning and ongoing management of virtual machines.
This new VRM image deployment option allows companies to install their OS and application software using the same methodology for both their physical and virtual environments, with the added benefit of VRM’s automated service delivery and operational governance and control.
BMC’s BladeLogic Operations Manager allows companies to manage software updates and maintain compliance to software revision levels for their virtual machines using the same tools as their physical machines. With this integration, one request to VRM initiates the delivery of a virtual machine through a single tool, with VRM automating and orchestrating all of the tasks including software delivery using BMC BladeLogic Operations Manager.
DynamicOps helps companies improve business agility through a service delivery framework that enables enterprise cloud deployments. VRM orchestrates service delivery across multivendor components, providing business-aware automation and policy-based governance.
VRM already provides multiple methods to deploy OS image and application software onto virtual machines. With this latest choice, DynamicOps extends its support to additional image deployment software that customers may already have in use for their physical environments.
With VRM, companies can have different processes, policies, technology components by business units or functional groups.
“This capability is very important for companies that may not only have different deployment approaches by business group, but also have vastly different architectures for managing development vs. production or desktops vs servers,” explained Rich Krueger, DynamicOps CEO. “Accommodating different deployment and management paradigms is critical for companies that want to deliver enterprise cloud services.”
DynamicOps plans to support additional image and software deployment technologies. Some of these future product integrations have already been deployed in limited scope with select customers and will become generally available in the near term.
VRM with BladeLogic Operations Manager support is available immediately.
DynamicOps offers virtual infrastructure provisioning and management software. It is a private company based in Lexington, MA. VRM creates a secure environment where virtual machines are provisioned, tracked, and maintained from cradle to grave.