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OH, IL, WI, IN, MI Operations Center Technical Roadshow - April 20th to April 29th - Don't miss it!

Ever wish you could talk face-to-face with more technical people about Operations Center and Network Management Center products? Don’t really have the time or budget to travel very far to do so?  Well, here is a great opportunity to meet and talk with technical experts on products like Operations Manager and NNMi – right in your background.


Vivit will be hosting a series of six (6) one-day sessions, where there will be a nice mix between presentations and Q&A sessions around these products.  The sessions will be held in the following states on the following days:


- (Columbus) Ohio – April 20, 2010


- (Orrville) Ohio – April 21, 2010


- (Dearborn) Michigan – April 22, 2010


- Wisconsin – April 27, 2010


- (Chicago) Illinois – April 28, 2010


 - (Fishers) Indiana – April 29, 2010


Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about this roadshow at asksonja@hp.com.

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VMware: the Next Infrastructure Management Behemoth?

I read an interesting blog post on virtualization.info that discussed how “VMware is becoming an infrastructure management company.” It walks through all their recent acquisitions and how these may point to a long-term goal of a much larger market presence. This, combined with overall market trends (a customer I spoke to yesterday said their goal is 90%+ virtualization) could lead them to a very different position (mainstream rather than niche) in the infrastructure management market.


Our approach to virtualization is to treat virtual servers the same as physical ones. Our customers can use the exact same instrumentation to monitor the performance and availability of virtual and physical servers. HP’s infrastructure management software can manage any hypervisor (VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, etc.), any brand of hardware (HP and our competitors), and every major business application. Our customers can perform problem isolation and diagnostics across all these elements, which we tie together using a universal configuration management database (UCMDB).


We’ll see where all this goes. We certainly live in interesting times. What do you think VMware is up to?


For Operations Center, Peter Spielvogel



 

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