EMA Names VMTurbo “Vendor to Watch”By Lauren Whitehouse on August 8, 2013
Industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) named VMTurbo a “Vendor to Watch.” EMA “Vendors to Watch” are companies that deliver unique customer value by solving problems that had previously gone unaddressed or provide value in innovative ways. The designation rewards vendors that dare to go off the beaten path and have defined their own market niches.
VMTurbo was selected because it “provides the intelligence behind the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) concept, enabling the policy-based and efficiency-driven placement and continuous management of application workloads within a hybrid cloud environment. This capability fills in a gap that none of today’s cloud platform vendors have addressed conclusively, leading to often disappointing cloud ROI.”
EMA research has shown that approximately 80% of organizations do not receive the desired ROI from their hybrid cloud solution. According to the EMA report, VMTurbo addressed “dynamic workload placement” and “resource optimization” –the two central reasons behind this lack of cloud ROI.
EMA’s report states, “The fact that VMTurbo now has added intelligent storage management to its already excellent solution is the icing on the cake. However, this “icing” has the potential to lower total storage cost –one of the main expenses of almost any modern IT project – considerably. “
This recognition confirms the importance of solving the Intelligent Workload Management problem—specifically, ensuring workload performance while driving maximum utilization and efficiency. VMTurbo’s control system continuously and automatically assesses and tunes the virtualized and cloud environments to maintain a perpetually healthy state—something only VMTurbo can deliver.