Novell To Buy Managed Objects, Expand Data Center Offerings - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Cloud // Software as a Service
News
10/16/2008
02:15 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Novell To Buy Managed Objects, Expand Data Center Offerings

Managed Objects produces such software products as Application Impact Management, which gathers application operational data together into a management dashboard.

Novell is acquiring the business service management supplier Managed Objects for an undisclosed amount. It will use Managed Objects' products to expand Novell's systems management product line.

Managed Objects produces such software products as Application Impact Management, which gathers application operational data together into a management dashboard; Service Catalogue, which consolidates information about services, and manages them through review, change, and approval process workflows; CMDB 360, a configuration management database; and Application Dependency Mapping, linking application workloads to servers and their supporting components, such as databases.

Novell has been seeking to broaden its product line into physical and virtual machine management through its Zenworks Orchestrator and Zenworks Virtual Machine Management products, introduced in mid-2007.

"Novell is a natural home for Managed Objects. Our products are entirely complementary," said Siki Giunta, president of the company, in a statement announcing the acquisition.

Earlier this year, Novell invested $205 million in acquiring Toronto startup PlateSpin, which produces software for VM backup and recovery. PlateSpin also profiles the application workloads of physical servers, rates them as candidates for virtualization, and performs a physical to virtual migration, when needed.

Novell is seeking to provide "a single view" of application workloads in the data center, whether physical or virtual, and give IT managers the capability of responding to workload issues in the context of the rules of their business, said Joe Wagner, Novell's senior VP of systems and resource management, in a statement.

Novell's chief marketing officer, John Dragoon, told Information Week in February that Novell was becoming a supplier of software for "complete workload life-cycle management," able to provision a server, move the workload to another server or into a virtual machine, and provide disaster recovery and backup.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll