VMware Bulks Up with App Performance Management
When VMware started, it was all about the hypervisor. But hypervisors, while
of fundamental importance, are becoming commodities. The real action is in tools
for management, as well as applications and storage.
VMware knows this better than anyone and has been building and buying tools
to round out the portfolio. The
latest deal is B-hive, an application performance management vendor that
ships in the form of a virtual appliance.
One question I have is whether VMware will adapt B-hive to work with Hyper-V
(the company's main product Conductor already works with Xen). If the action
is really in tools, VMware would be giving up dollars by not porting to the
Interestingly, B-hive is one of many -- make that many, many -- virtualization
startups with deep connections to Israel. Lot's of cool virtualization stuff
emerging from that one small country.
Posted by Doug Barney on 06/02/2008 at 1:15 PM