), an IT optimization and capacity planning company, has announced that Neptuny Caplan will support VMware vSphere by the end of 2009.
Launched recently, and touted as “the industry's first cloud operating system,” VMware vSphere
has been designed to enable customers to transform their IT infrastructures into a federation of private and on-demand external clouds.
VMware vSphere 4 is an operating system for building the internal cloud that enables the delivery of IT as a service, according to VMware.
Also recently, Neptuny announced that it has joined VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner program. The Technology Alliance Partner Program provides independent software vendors (ISVs) a set of technical and marketing services, tools and expertise to work collaboratively to deliver enhanced value to shared customers.
The company’s flagship product Caplan supports virtualized environments based on VMware technology and provides Capacity Planning for large data centers and networks.
Officials said that in particular, Caplan supports consolidation and virtualization initiatives on ESX servers by first identifying the best candidates and targets.
Then, Caplan also suggests optimal placements - with respect to technical, business and compliance criteria - together with suggestions on how to assign appropriate resource shares, said officials.
By supporting VMware vSphere, Neptuny is expected to enable customers to adopt vSphere technology and manage all resources of the next-generation data centers with the same ease of use available in Caplan.
Giuseppe Nardiello, business development manager at Neptuny said, "We are aware that Caplan’s ability to allow our customers to manage (heterogeneous) virtualized environments, both in the design and operational phases, has been crucial to make Caplan a class-apart solution.”
Nardiello said the company will continue to provide “out-of-the-box” connectors to VMware vCenter management product portfolio.
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi