The prospect of transforming data-center operations into an IT utility appeals to companies looking to synchronize their technology with the ebb and flow of business. But it looks like a fully automated data center, where information passes through an intelligently integrated IT infrastructure, will be delivered in pieces, starting with the servers that drive network traffic.
To that end, VMware Inc. on Monday introduced new management capabilities to its software, which is used by companies to carve multiprocessor servers up into smaller virtual servers. VMware had lacked a strong management tool to help customers manage the creation of virtual servers on the Intel platform. But the new VMware Control Center provides a graphical interface for centrally managing and controlling these virtual servers.