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HotLink Extends VMware vCenter Reach to Rival VMs
HotLink today upgraded its SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter software to allow IT to extend automation tools across multiple hypervisor environments including Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM). HotLink today also announced a version of its software.
HotLink debuts Version 2.0 of HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter
Version 2.0 of HotLink SuperVISOR lets VMware vCenter serve as a multi-hypervisor administration and integration hub, reducing the complexity of deploying, administering and managing heterogeneous private clouds.
HotLink expands its multi-hypervisor manager
IT has a tough choice: Standardize on one hypervisor for efficiencies or use multiple hypervisors for different workloads and suffer management and infrastructure complexity. You can have the best of both worlds with SuperVISOR, which lets vCenter see Hyper-V, KVM, XenServer like VMware ESX.
HotLink Launches Version 2.0 of HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter
The new version enables automation solutions, such as VMware vCloud Director and PowerCLI, to directly support multi-hypervisor resources through their existing interfaces to VMware vCenter without requiring other consoles or integration points.
Four tools for managing a heterogeneous environment
This heterogeneous hypervisor tool can manage vSphere, XenServer, Hyper-V and KVM and can perform many quick administrative tasks with ease.
Hypervisor Vendors Go to War in 2013: Customers Emerge the Ultimate Winners
In 2013, IT shops will accelerate deployment of heterogeneous hypervisors as Hyper-V advances further, VMware price/performance is rationalized, and multi-hypervisor trials are completed. Tackling the challenges of holistic management of multi-hypervisor infrastructure will take center stage.
Virtualizing Business Critical Applications
As VMware progresses towards virtualizing more and more business-critical and performance-critical applications, the tools and processes by which the virtualized data center needs to be managed need to change. HotLink extends VMware vCenter to fully manage Hyper-V, KVM, XenServer, CloudStack, and Amazon EC2 – no additional console is required.
Attack Conflicting Goals in 2013: Agility, Diversity, IT-as-a-Service, and Cost Containment
IT managers will look to next-generation virtualization management solutions, specifically designed to streamline multi-platform administration and operations and provide a scalable foundation for service-oriented delivery. In 2013, two mega-trends will accelerate as data centers pursue the conflicting goals of agility, diversity, IT-as-a-service, and cost containment.
Why hypervisor tiering is the future of multiple hypervisor management
Just as tiered storage is an efficient, cost-effective approach to managing a variety of data in your infrastructure, hypervisor tiering can provide the same management benefits to multiple hypervisor environments. Compared to the overlay approach, the HotLink approach is simpler to implement and, assuming you already use vSphere, there is nothing new to learn.
HotLink’s Cross-Platform Management Technology
One of the companies and technologies to watch is HotLink with its Cross-Platform Management Technology (winner of Best of Show, VMworld 2012). This technology allows you to use VMware’s vCenter Server to manage and control all major hypervisors and public clouds to include VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM), CloudStack, and Amazon EC2, all from within VMware vCenter.