On Monday, VMware announced four products to better manage and automate the IT department to coincide with its VMworld Europe conference. Among the offerings:
Individually, these products--all available by the second quarter--are just the latest move for VMware to move up market away from the virtualization commodity scrum that's brewing. The big picture is that IT is being increasingly automated in the background. In fact, VMware is increasingly sounding a lot like Opsware, now a unit of HP. The general theme is the same: Automate the data center and put it on autopilot.
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