VMware has released vFabric Data Director, a web-based service which the company hopes will allow administrators to better manage multiple databases.
VFabric Data Director combines multiple databases through a single management platform, allowing administrators to place security and management policies on systems.
The aim is to manage what VMware refers to as the "database sprawl" that has arisen from the growing number of applications and databases being used by many organisations.
"Enterprises are increasingly challenged to manage the significant growth of data needed for modern applications while supporting critical application development initiatives," said VMware application platform co-president Tod Nielsen.
"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."
VFabric Data Director supports the VMware vFabric Postgres database architecture, and support for additional database platforms is being planned.
VMware will launch the platform in the third quarter at a cost of $600 per managed virtual machine.
The release comes as the company looks to expand its line of cloud-based IT management services. VMware has also introduced a line of vCenter services to help companies migrate, manage and restore data on cloud services.
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