Microsoft this week launched a tool that initially is best for managing its public and private clouds but that the company says will soon enable enterprises to control hybrid clouds based on Amazon Web Services and VMware clouds, too.
“The Operations Management Suite helps simplify management of your datacenter assets wherever they live,” wrote Jeremy Winter, a product manager at Microsoft, in a blog post. “That means any instance in any cloud, including your data center, Azure, AWS, Windows Server, Linux, VMware, and OpenStack.”
Microsoft, which revealed OMS at its inaugural Ignite Conference in Chicago, is attempting to fill a void in the market for management tools that work across clouds. Winter says about three quarters of Microsoft Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) customers want to use private or public cloud resources.