A software suite announced this week by VMware (VMW) represents a challenge to old-guard systems...

|By:, SA News Editor

A software suite announced this week by VMware (VMW) represents a challenge to old-guard systems management software firms such as IBM, H-P (HPQ), CA, and BMC Software (BMC). VMware's solution is tailored to the needs of virtualization environments, and combines many previously disparate functions into one product. Microsoft has its own ambitions for boosting its systems management presence.