British hedge fund manager Man Group has selected technology from Credit Suisse spin-off DynamicOps to manage its multi-vendor virtual infrastructure.
DynamicOps says Man has recently extended the scope of virtualisation to cover nearly 50% of the firm's IT ecosystem.
To manage this multi-vendor infrastructure with a single console Man has selected DynamicOps' Virtual Resource Manager (VRM), covering Citrix, Microsoft and VMware hypervisors.
The vendor says its system will help Man automate the management of virtual servers and desktops, including self-service delivery. It also scales across multiple sites, improves IT efficiency, provides visibility into virtual machine (VM) resource use and costs, and ensures governance and compliance with business policies.
"VRM has reduced the provisioning cycle from days to minutes," says Neil Smith, global platform engineering, Man Group. "As we expand to thousands of VMs, this reduction will greatly improve initial service delivery and ongoing management, while lowering operational costs."
Massachusetts-based DynamicOps, was formed in January 2008 to bring Credit Suisse's virtual infrastructure management technology to the commercial market.