IBM Systems Director VMControl: The convergence of Physical and Virtual Management

IBM® Systems Director VMControl™ helps you gain more from infrastructure wide virtualisation, with a deeper level of management. The combination of IBM Systems Director and VMControl allows you to reduce the total cost of ownership of your virtualised environment by decreasing management costs, increasing asset utilisation, and linking infrastructure performance to business goals.

VMControl simplifies the management of virtual environments across multiple virtualisation technologies and hardware platforms, freeing you from ‘silos of virtualisation’ and delivering enterprise-wide visibility and control. VMControl is a leading multi-platform virtualisation management solution that is included with IBM Systems Director Editions, or available separately as a plug-in option for IBM Systems Director. This diversity of deployment options allows you to select the optimal level of VMControl functionality (Express, Standard or Enterprise) for your virtualised infrastructure and to seamlessly scale up as it evolves.

Key Benefits

 Choose the VMControl Edition that suits your virtual infrastructure
Features Express Standard Enterprise
Create and manage virtual machines Yes Yes Yes
Virtual machine relocation Yes Yes Yes
Import, edit, create and delete virtual images   Yes Yes
Deploy virtual images   Yes Yes
Maintain virtual images in a repository   Yes Yes
Manage virtual workloads in system pools     Yes

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