At the VMworld conference, VMware took the wraps off vFabric Data Director, a new database-as-a-service offering. The new tool is designed to help enterprises manage the growing number of databases necessary to run their applications. “Enterprises are increasingly challenged to manage the significant growth of data needed for modern applications while supporting critical application development initiatives,” said VMware’s 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.”
PostgreSQL will be the first database supported, but VMware plans to support other databases in the future. Pricing for vFabric Data Director will start at $600 per virtual machine.