VMware's vCenter Server Heartbeat is VMware's latest offering that optimizes availability for VMware vCenter Server. It helps ensure maximum uptime for virtual data center infrastructures for VMware sites, and according to VMware, "ensures consistent operation and uptime."
That's smart, and as Charles Babcock wrote in this week's edition of Information Week, it makes sense because a recent VMware customer survey showed that business continuity - not server consolidation - is the No. 1 reason companies buy virtualization software. IT departments are virtualizing key applications to ensure that they keep running even if a server fails."
While we're not in the disaster recovery or failover business, we can certainly relate to vCenter Server Heartbeat with our new PerfectDisk 10 Virtual Enterprise Edition (VEE). And to VMware's vMotion, which can shift a running VM from one physical server to another. It's the same concept behind VEE. We look at the whole picture - or all the VMs associated with a physical machine. If a critical VM is doing critical work, PerfectDisk 10 VEE's patented Virtual Awareness detects that and makes sure the physical machine's heartbeat doesn't fail. Resource usage is detected, understood, and defragmentation is allocated accordingly. Resource contention and overload is prevented. And virtual machine performance, for all VMs, improves, as does the physical machine. No heart failure.
As Babcock notes, "VMware keeps nudging expectations forward." We know your expectations for PerfectDisk remain high. So do ours.
That's why we're moving forward as well.