The virtualization hypervisor has been around for quite some time. Aside from supporting new server hardware, enhanced efficiencies, and allowing new features, like hardware pass thru to the VMs, it appears as though the actual hypervisor is getting a little stale.
To help ensure relevance and provide additional value to their customers, hypervisor vendors are looking to add services to their portfolio. These services include:
- Environmental management - monitoring, configuration management, etc...
- Task orchestration - automation of activities
- User productivity - presentations, email, etc…
Do you see any value in many of these services being added?
Would you be willing to switch from Microsoft Office/Exchange to use a VMware provided solution?
Which services do you think are appropriate for a vendor to include and which ones do not make sense?