More on Evergrid, plans to dominate system management

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Ashlee Vance over at The Register looks at the recent CAMS announcement over at Evergrid and at the company’s plans to become the über provider of all things managed with their Data Center Resource Manager product.

As we’ve discussed before, the company’s Availability Management Suite (AvS) seems quite useful. But the company’s plans for its future product seem nothing short of imperial.

Later this year the company will release the Data Center Resource Manager (DCRM).

…Evergrid hopes to put itself at the top of the server management food chain, replacing the likes of, um, Veritas (Symantec), VMware, Tivoli, Oracle RAC, SteelEye, Enigmatec, Cassatt, Scalent, SWsoft, Datasynapse, XenSource, Opsware, Bladelogic, VirtualIron, Platform Computing, and Opalis. That’s a result of DCRM handling almost every aspect of server management from turning boxes on to creating automated systems for application and virtual machine management.

I personally would much rather see the company focus on a second-to-none checkpointing/scheduling combo and field a healthy crop of customer solutions in this space before pushing so hard into virtualization dominance.

Why? Because both enterprise HPC and high performance technical computing are screaming for a robust, low pain, low overhead approach to insulating long-running or very large applications from the system faults that plague our increasingly larger supercomputers.