VMware is moving upstream in the software stack into IT operations management.
The company today rolled out VMware VCenter Operations, which will aim to integrate computing assets, capacity and configurations. Analytics will help automate virtualized data center infrastructure.
The backdrop is that VMware is increasingly moving up the data center stack. As the hypervisor market becomes commoditized, VMware is aiming higher. First, VMware rolled out the VSphere cloud operating system. And now the company is looking to IT management software.
Read more of "VMware launches vCenter Operation, eyes bigger piece of data center pie" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.