Survey after survey shows the diversity of virtualization technologies used in data centers.
That is driven in part by the stunning rate of innovation in open source virtualization technologies – KVM and Xen –which has led to increased usage in data centers. And, you can’t beat the cost, of course, since those come free with Linux distributions.
So, then, why haven’t KVM and Xen taken over for VMware?
Their workload management and automation are not advanced or equivalent to what comes from VMware. That’s where our ConVirt comes into play filling that gap.
Here are some examples of advanced automation capabilities that ConVirt brings to open source virtualization technologies, which were demonstrated on our webinar (re-play here).
– Avoid virtual machine sprawl with a “retirement” setting, which can be set when provisioning or any time later.
– Policy-based workload management for load balancing of VMs on physical hosts or for consolidating VMs on physical hosts to save on power cost.
– High availability set up using a wizard with point-and-click for virtual machine failover to other available servers. (No need for Linux clustering.) Plus, ConVirt enables priorities to be assigned to different virtual machines so the most critical can be designated.
– Live migration with drag-and-drop while maintaining network configuration and settings.
– “Maintenance mode” with ability to migrate VMs and then set those to migrate back to the physical host automatically. In addition, “Notations” will automatically generate emails to people who have access to that server about work being done and actions taken.
– Audit trail for every change for tracking and trouble-shooting.
You can see for yourself, get a free trial here.