VMware Introduces vFabric Data Director for Providing Database as a Service

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color="#000000"> size="2">VMware

announced a new database provisioning and operations solution called

the vFabric Data Director, at its mega conference, VMWorld 2011.

Designed to deliver database as a service for enterprises, the

product allows IT to control and manage the growing set of

heterogeneous databases through policy-based automation, while

streamlining application development via a self-service provisioning

model for developers to rapidly access the database services needed

for modern applications. The product is built on VMware vSphere, and

extends the benefits of a virtualized infrastructure to the database


color="#000000">“ size="2">Enterprises

are increasingly challenged to manage the significant growth of data

needed for modern applications while supporting critical application

development initiatives,” said Tod Nielsen, Co- President,

Application Platform, VMware. “Today, VMware is advancing its

ongoing cloud application platform strategy by delivering innovative

data access and management services that more efficiently serve

today's applications and establish a foundation for next

generation, cloud era applications.”




Provisioning and Operations


exponential growth in data to support applications, enterprises

increasingly suffer from “database sprawl”, the proliferation of

under-managed, under-secured and even unknown databases across the

organization. Manual operations for this growing set of databases

restrict the ability of developers to rapidly access and provision

data services for their applications. vFabric Data Director is meant

to establish a policy driven model for driving consistent security,

data protection and resource consumption across an enterprise's

database portfolio. Automating routine database operations via

standardized policies and best practices will enable database

administrators to focus on higher value initiatives while laying the

foundation for a self-service database model for developers.

Developers can leverage vFabric Data Director for self-service

web-based access to a broad range of database services to serve their

specific needs.


Data Director also extends the benefits of virtual infrastructure to

the database tier, reducing operating costs through automation of

database provisioning, backup, restore, cloning and monitoring. The

vFabric Data Director integrates with resource management

capabilities in vSphere so as to optimize resource utilization and

reduce overall operating costs.


color="#000000">“ size="2">Making

it easier for Tier 3's Enterprise Cloud customers to manage the

complexities of their data is core to our Database as a Service

strategy,” said Jared Wray, Founder and CTO, Tier 3. “VMware

vFabric Data Director overcomes many of the challenges our customers

face in moving to self-service databases in the cloud and represents

a real step forward in technology that empowers Database as a




Postgres Relational Database, Optimized for VMware vSphere


first database supported on Data Director is VMware vFabric Postgres,

a new offering from VMware based on and fully compatible with

PostgreSQL. Fully ACID and ANSI-SQL compliant, PostgreSQL is an

enterprise class database, with a long history of mission-critical

customer adoption and support from a vibrant open source community.



has also completed specific optimizations of vFabric Postgres for the

vSphere environment. vFabric Postgres' elastic database memory

dynamically adapts to changing workloads to achieve greater memory

efficiency and higher consolidation ratios. Dynamic checkpoint tuning

and the ability to automatically match VM parameters for optimal

performance and resource usage further establish vFabric Postgres as

an optimal database choice for vSphere environments.




color="#000000"> size="2"> size="2">vFabric

Data Director will be available for download in Q3 2011 at a list

price of

per virtual machine for databases managed by vFabric Data Director.


Postgres is available in conjunction with vFabric Data Director free

of charge for non-production use and $1700 per virtual machine for

production use.



Postgres is also now available on