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VMware already supplies the world’s most popular virtualization layer for IT systems. Now the company wants to become your handy-dandy cloud computing operations provider.

VMware on March 9 launched a new platform, VMware vCenter Operations, which centralizes and automates administrative control of dynamic virtual and cloud environments. The new package provides visibility throughout a private or hybrid cloud system in addition to analytics/reporting on the data that flows through it.

The new control platform, as one might imagine, is tightly integrated with VMware vSphere, VMware Vice President of Enterprise Management Product Strategy Ramin Sayar told eWEEK.

"vCenter Operations understands advanced infrastructure management functionality and collects data from its underlying physical components (servers, storage, network) as well as other management tools within the enterprise," Sayar said.

"It will analyze millions of data points these systems produce in real time to get to the information that matters and visually present it in a simple, actionable way through dashboards. This means infrastructure and operations teams will have the facts they need to make fast, informed operational decisions."

For more, read the eWEEK article: VMware Centralizes VM, Cloud Controls.