March 16, 2010

NetIQ Extends Benefits of IT Process Automation to VMware Environments

NetIQ Aegis Helps Companies Achieve Desired Cost Savings and Efficiency Improvements

Press Release


Companies increasingly turn to virtualization to cut costs and increase efficiency, though it can often introduce administrative burden and organizational risk without cost-effective management and control. To that end, NetIQ Corporation, a Premier Level member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program, today announced the extension of NetIQ® Aegis® to VMware environments. By extending IT process automation and delivering integrated virtual-physical management and control, NetIQ Aegis helps organizations mitigate the risks of operational cost overruns, while enforcing consistency between virtual and physical management processes.

NetIQ Aegis allows VMware administrators to design workflows based on existing practices, standardize execution of technical policies and security settings, and automate snapshot management. With out-of-the-box integration with ticketing systems, such as BMC Remedy, Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) and other enterprise management tools, NetIQ Aegis enables IT operations to gain greater control of virtual environments, integrate virtual-physical management and reduce storage costs so that they can focus on core business priorities.

NetIQ Aegis allows organizations to create workflows based upon their existing processes, rather than forcing them to conform to one-size-fits-all automation. Easily modifiable workflow templates are also provided to:

  • Enable snapshot request and management – allows end-users to request, review and remove snapshots as required to minimize storage requirements.
  • Convert templates to virtual machines – provides administrators with a repeatable approach to maintaining and patching templates to reduce manual effort.
  • Find orphaned VMDK files – enables administrators to quickly identify orphaned files resulting from virtual machine removal to reduce disk usage.
  • Execute virtual machine request and management – captures requests with an easy-to-use email template to automate provisioning and management.

"Virtualization can offer significant benefits, though to achieve its true value, comprehensive management and integrated control are necessary—something basic virtualization management tools just cannot deliver," noted Travis Greene, service management strategist at NetIQ. "By extending IT process automation to include virtual environments, we are helping customers integrate virtual management with existing change processes and critical management technologies to fully achieve the cost savings, service delivery improvements and efficiency gains they seek."

Availability and Pricing

NetIQ Aegis and the NetIQ Aegis Adapter for VMware vCenter Server are available worldwide today. List pricing for NetIQ Aegis begins at $25,000. For information, visit or call (888) 323-6768.

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a global leader in systems and security management. With more than 12,000 customers in over 60 countries, NetIQ solutions maximize technology investments and enable IT process improvements to achieve measurable cost savings. For more information on NetIQ's portfolio of award-winning products for IT Process Automation, Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Audit and Control, Enterprise Administration and Unified Communications Management, please contact us.

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