10 Tools To Prevent Cloud Vendor Lock-in
February 18, 2013 11:06 AM Nobody wants to be caught in proprietary traps in the cloud. These tools can help you avoid being hemmed in by one vendor.
VMTurbo's Operations Manager allows a multi-vendor, on-premises private cloud to manage virtual machines from different sources. It supports VMware's vSphere and VCloud Suite, Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with KVM and Citrix XenServer. It also supports CloudStack, an early open source code implementation of a cloud software stack based on OpenStack.
The Burlington, Mass.-based company has built an applications-centric point of view into Operations Manager, while allowing the application to run in a variety of virtual machine formats. VMTurbo collects data from the running virtual machines to monitor application performance and health and can use analytics to determine whether an application has the server capacity it needs.
The analytics engine can apply business rules and policies to show a dashboard on a server cluster that sums up existing workload needs, remaining capacity and projected future capacity needed. VMTurbo offers a cross-hypervisor view while maintaining demand trends and capacity planning tools.