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IBM Debuts Virtualization Manager for Data Centers

VMControl said to help manage environments with disparate virtual machines and hardware.

To help companies deal with the challenge of virtual server sprawl, IBM has rolled out a product called VMControl.

IBM says VMControl allows combinations of physical and virtual IBM servers to be managed as a single entity.

Many other vendors are working to address the problems of managing virtual machines across a large organization. Credit Suisse spinoff DynamicOps offers software to manage virtual desktops as well as servers. Bluestripe offers application management across virtual servers.

IBM also announced a new version of Tivoli Provisioning Manager today that the company says automates the manual tasks of provisioning and configuring servers, operating systems, middleware, software applications, storage and network devices.

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