Why VMware Must Morph Into a Management Company

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Summary

At its center, VMware Infrastructure 3 is a virtualization platform that manages computing resources and thus changes how systems management is performed. Although VMware publicly eschews a role as a major management provider, Gartner believes that it will have to embrace this position.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Management Market Drivers
      • Hypervisor Proliferation
      • Improving TCO
      • Utility Computing Enablement
      • IT Operations Management Market
      • Third-Party Management Independent Software Vendors
    • Hurdles on the Road to Management
      • EMC's Management Strategy
      • VMware Portfolio Limitations
      • Heterogeneous Support
      • Paths to Success
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