Software Puts Virtual Environments on the Cloud

Arthur Cole

Virtualization firm Q-layer says it has devised a way for enterprises to convert virtual server environments into full-blown cloud computing platforms suitable for provisioning data center assets over Web-based browsers.


The Delegation Manager system works with the company's Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) platform and Datacenter Abstraction Layer (DAL) technology to coordinate multiple data center activities across multiple virtual server, storage systems and network elements. Enterprises can then provide pools of resources to clients or internal business units over the cloud, complete with help-desk and credit-based chargeback capabilities.


The system supports VMware Infrastructure 3 environments, as well as ESX, Xen, Sun's xVM VirtualBox and Hyper-V. The company is also working with virtual I/O vendors like Xsigo to devise comprehensive virtual data center solutions.


The Delegation Manager system is expected by the third quarter at a list price of $1,995 per host.

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