VMware plans to release an analytics and automation add-on for its vCentre virtualisation management suite, to give converged information on cloud environments.
The vCentre Operations package will be available in three editions towards the end of the first quarter of 2011, VMware announced on Tuesday. It will integrate VMware's vCentre Configuration Manager, vCentre Capacity IQ and Integrien Alive, a performance analysis tool, into a single package. It will run on top of vCentre, which in turn runs on top of VMware's virtualisation platform vSphere.
"VMware's ... strategy is to further simplify IT by integrating performance, capacity and configuration management and applying analytics to help customers achieve the degree of automation required to operate a cloud environment," VMware said in a statement.
The new tool will have real-time performance analytics, automated provisioning, virtual machine configuration analysis and will integrate with vSphere for combined infrastructure management.
The three editions are vCentre Operations Standard, which has performance management with advanced analytics for vSphere virtual and cloud environments; vCentre Operations Advanced, which adds further capacity analytics to the standard model; and vCentre Operations Enterprise, which adds the aforementioned features to physical environments, along with customisable analytic displays and auto filters.
Prices will start at $50 (£30) per virtual machine. A VMware spokesperson told ZDNet UK that prices would closely follow the US prices.