Convirture Aims to Simplify Cloud with New Management Tool
Choice is usually a great thing, but it has its downsides. In IT, one of them is the complexity of managing the host of different configurations that arise when users have lots of competing software products to choose from. But software company Convirture has set its sights on this problem with the announcement of a new tool for managing a variety of cloud platforms from one central location.
Few software niches are as diverse these days as cloud infrastructure. From the open source virtualization hypervisors KVM and Xen, to proprietary alternatives such as VMware (NYSE: VMW), the engines that power cloud environments can vary greatly. To make matters more complicated, prepackaged cloud platforms such as Amazon (NASDAQ; AMZN) EC2 abstract some of the underlying technology from users, a strategy that in theory simplifies management but in practice can make monitoring and control more difficult.
In an ideal world, every organization would choose a single cloud strategy and set of management tools, and stick with them. But in reality, of course, large and complex organizations are rarely able to enforce such consistency across expansive IT environments.
ConVirt Enterprise Cloud
This is the issue Convirture seeks to capitalize on with the release of the beta of
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