DynamicOps Targets Virtual Machine Sprawl with Resource Recycling

DynamicOps announced a new line of automated virtualization management software that incorporates automated resource reclamation, designed to identify and reclaim inactive and abandoned virtual machines to control virtual machine sprawl. DynamicOps Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) automates the manual process required to reclaim and recycle unneeded virtual machines. The new VRM 3.2 helps companies use their virtualization infrastructure much more efficiently, reducing the need for IT staff to manually reclaim unused virtual machines and making the best use of IT assets. This improved efficiency results in significant cost savings.

"We enable IT organizations to expose an on-demand business aware IT infrastructure, including both servers and desktops, to their various customers in a controlled, well-managed fashion," Rich Bourdeau, vice president at DynamicOps, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "The ability to bring virtual machines online quickly provides companies with improved business agility, but also exposes them to sprawl problems. Without the appropriate management automation and policies in place, companies will not be able to address these issues and attain the savings they originally envisioned."

The company estimates that a typical company, with 1,000 virtual machines and 10% of them inactive or abandoned, can expect to save $80,000 to $100,000 on capital expenditures annually from automated resource reclamation. DynamicOps applies the environmental theme of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" theme to virtualization management. VRM automates the planning, deployment and ongoing management of virtual servers and desktops, from the time they're created until they're retired. Using VRM, enterprises deliver and manage virtual machines independent of the hypervisor, connection broker, and image deployment technology involved, all through a single console. DynamicOps has added other new capabilities to VRM, including an enhanced developer's toolkit, enhanced Linux support, and usability improvements.

DynamicOps has also added features to improve usability, including enhanced discovery, easy install and set up, simple resource reservation, static IP support, global VM Blueprints, multi-step approval, and a resource cost calculator to facilitate the configuration of chargeback cost profiles. For more details, go here.