EMC and VMware have expanded their business and technology alliance; EMC is now a fully authorized reseller of VMware vCenter AppSpeed. AppSpeed will be offered as part of EMC’s Ionix portfolio, expanding the management capabilities for their customers physical and virtual infrastructures.
EMC and VMware are also partnering to provide new services designed to rapidly identify and migrate tier-one applications from physical to virtual servers, leveraging tools that include VMware Capacity Planner, EMC Ionix Application Discovery Manager, and VMware vCenter AppSpeed – to help customers streamline the decision-making process in determining which mission-critical applications to virtualize next. These services are meant to provide customers with “a full-lifecycle and workflow approach to facilitate each application through its transformation to the virtual world”. The specific offerings related to VMware vCenter AppSpeed include: Enhanced Candidate Selection for VMware vCenter AppSpeed, VMware vCenter AppSpeed Jumpstart, and VMware Infrastructure Performance Health Check.
“As customers virtualize their mission-critical applications with VMware vSphere™ 4, VMware vCenter™ AppSpeed provides assurance via clear visibility into the performance of applications and by enabling troubleshooting and root cause analysis,” said Shekar Ayyar, Vice President, Infrastructure Alliances, VMware. “The Ionix™ suite from EMC complements VMware management solutions creating a winning combination – giving customers the data center efficiency, increased service-level control and greater flexibility they’ve been asking for.”
CIO.com has some more details, including information on the price tags for both products; AppSpeed costs around $1250 per managed CPU, and Ionix pricing starts around $25.000 depending on the resources managed.