VMware vFabric Data Director will give IT the ability to control and manage a growing set of heterogeneous databases through policy-based automation. According to VMware, vFabric will also extend the benefits of virtualized infrastructures to the database tier by optimizing resource utilization for increased operational efficiency and cost savings.
“Enterprises are increasingly challenged to manage the significant growth of data needed for modern applications while supporting critical application development initiatives,” said Tod Nielsen, co- president, application platform, VMware. “Today, VMware is advancing its ongoing cloud application platform strategy by delivering innovative data access and management services that more efficiently serve today’s applications and establish a foundation for next generation, cloud era applications.”
This system will establish a policy driven model for driving consistent security, data protection and resource consumption across an enterprise’s database portfolio. Developers will be able to leverage vFabric Data Director for self-service access to a broad range of database services to serve their specific needs.
VMware plans to expand vFabric Data Director support beyond PostgreSQL, extending the common provisioning and operations model to the broadest range of commercial and open source databases.