Cloud Computing Aligns Zimory With VMware - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Cloud // Software as a Service
News
2/27/2009
12:33 PM
50%
50%

Cloud Computing Aligns Zimory With VMware

A significant advantage of Zimory's management software is that it makes server resources available to cost-conscious IT shops that many would otherwise not be able to afford.

Zimory, a Deutsche Telkom spin-off, has moved its open source, cloud computing strategy more aggressively into the enterprise, announcing support for VMware's ESX Server.

At its core, Zimory's Enterprise Cloud melds existing virtual servers into a single cloud, which is intended to help IT managers more quickly move applications among multiple internal and external locations.

"By making the ESX Server available, we think now IT managers can better manage enterprise-class virtual servers," Zimory CTO Maximilian Ahrens said. Ahrens said he "expects" the company to add support for Microsoft's Hyper-V and KVM environments soon, although he declined to say when.

A significant advantage of Zimory's management software is that it makes server resources available to cost-conscious IT shops that many would otherwise not be able to afford. It does this in a more controlled way and a finite amount of time, allowing for better utilization of those resources down to the application level.

"The new support does a more efficient job of pulling together internal virtualization resources from Xen and VMware servers into a private cloud and then -- using Zimory Public Cloud -- these resources can be sold externally a public cloud resources," Ahrens said.

Zimory Public Cloud for sellers aggregates available server computing capacity from around the world and makes it available through an Internet trading platform.

Using Zimory Public Cloud, which was announced last month, companies can buy capacity as they need it, but without committing to a long-term contract. Zimory takes care of the administrative aspects of pricing, contracts, billing, and virtual migration.


Young companies are quickly establishing themselves as software and service providers in the cloud. Here are 20 you should know. InformationWeek has published an independent analysis of this topic. Download the report here (registration required).

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

Commentary
New Storage Trends Promise to Help Enterprises Handle a Data Avalanche
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  4/1/2021
Slideshows
11 Things IT Professionals Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/6/2021
Commentary
How to Submit a Column to InformationWeek
InformationWeek Staff 4/9/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Successful Strategies for Digital Transformation
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
Slideshows
Flash Poll