Application service management software provider DataSynapse is integrating its FabricServer management tool with VMware VirtualCenter.
The integration will enable IT managers to provision, monitor and manage their virtual datacentres through a single console, DataSynapse said.
"This integration will allow IT organisations to automate deployment and provisioning and optimise service levels of server applications in a virtualised infrastructure, helping them to reduce capital and operating costs while delivering order of magnitude improvement in time to market for critical business applications."
Peter Lee, chief executive at DataSynapse, said, "With this integration we can offer customers the ability to dynamically provision applications in a VMware environment. The resulting integrated interoperability between different layers in the virtualisation stack is a prime example of what is required for next-generation datacentre initiatives."
Managing a virtualisation environment effectively is complex. In June, DynamicOps, a spin-off from Credit Suisse, launched VRM, a virtualisation management tool previously used internally at the investment bank. At the time, Leslie Muller, chief technology officer of DynamicOps, said the investment bank had developed its own software because no commercial software company offered tools that would allow Credit Suisse to manage the creation and destruction of virtual machines from different suppliers to comply with financial services regulations.
Users of Datasynapse products include Merrill Lynch which has built a computational grid to support trading.