HotLink Launches Version 2.0 of HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter

  HotLink Launches Version 2.0 of HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter

New release extends VMware vCenter to serve as private cloud, multi-hypervisor
        administration and integration hub; Free Edition is introduced

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- January 22, 2013

HotLink® Corporation, the market leader in transformation solutions for
heterogeneous virtualization management, today announced the latest release of
its flagship product, HotLink SuperVISOR™ for VMware vCenter -- the only
technology to extend VMware vCenter management capabilities to Microsoft
Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM). The new version
enables automation solutions, such as VMware vCloud Director and PowerCLI, to
directly support multi-hypervisor resources through their existing interfaces
to VMware vCenter without requiring other consoles or integration points.
Version 2.0 of HotLink SuperVISOR lets VMware vCenter serve as a
multi-hypervisor administration and integration hub, dramatically reducing the
complexity of deploying, administering and managing heterogeneous private

The patent-pending HotLink Transformation Engine™ is the unique enabler of
hypervisor interoperability, allowing IT organizations to standardize on
VMware vCenter for administration and management across heterogeneous
hypervisors. With the 2.0 release, the transformation technology and
integration with VMware vCenter have been extended to the VMware vCenter
ecosystems of compatible products so they can leverage VMware vCenter as the
single point of integration for both VMware and non-VMware resources. This
eliminates the complexity of deploying additional consoles, integrating with
multiple APIs, or embarking on time-consuming and expensive professional
services engagements.

“Like most enterprises, Flextronics is looking for the best ways to leverage
multiple hypervisors to economically increase our capabilities. However, the
day-to-day complexity of integrating and managing multiple infrastructure
types has been a significant barrier,” said Dave Smoley, CIO of Flextronics.
“The ability to utilize our existing VMware vCenter management solution for
cross-platform resources is very compelling.”

The new capabilities of HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter 2.0 include:

  *Deeper VMware vCenter integration — Enhancements enable VMware vCenter
    infrastructure to be natively utilized for administering, provisioning and
    managing multi-hypervisor resources in cloud-based environments. This
    eliminates the need for users to deploy multiple consoles and enables
    full-featured, heterogeneous administration and management through VMware
  *Expanded metadata collection — Extensions to HotLink transformation
    technology enable VMware vCenter compatible automation tools, such as
    vCloud Director and PowerCLI, to easily support heterogeneous resources
    using VMware vCenter as the multi-hypervisor integration hub. This
    dramatically reduces the complexity of deploying and managing
    heterogeneous private cloud implementations.
  *Support for Amazon EC2 — The latest release is interoperable with HotLink
    Hybrid Express for fully unified management of all on and off-premise
    cloud-based resources. Users can seamlessly and intuitively expand private
    cloud deployments to include Amazon EC2 resources, using VMware vCenter as
    the single point of administration and integration.
  *Expanded platform support — HotLink SuperVISOR 2.0 adds support for VMware
    vCenter 5.1 and Microsoft Hyper-V 2012, enabling the functional and
    operational enhancements these versions provide.
  *New free version — HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter is now available
    in a free edition with support for three hosts and fifteen virtual
    machines. Users can immediately benefit from the HotLink technology in
    smaller multi-hypervisor and private cloud projects and expand usage over

“Going from one to two or even more virtualization platforms creates an
integration and management nightmare since you need a unique management stack
for every variation of the infrastructure. The net result is dramatically
increased complexity and impaired IT agility,” said Bernd Harzog, analyst at
The Virtualization Practice. “The HotLink technology enables one consistent
set of management tools across multi-hypervisor deployments without obscuring
the functionality that differentiates these platforms. This is a giant leap
forward for the industry.”

Lynn LeBlanc, CEO and founder of HotLink, said, “Enterprises have many
business and financial reasons for deploying heterogeneous virtual
infrastructure in both traditional and cloud-based environments. On a
practical level, the integration, administration and management of diverse
platforms have always been hugely problematic. The ability to standardize on a
single virtualization management solution, VMware vCenter, while seamlessly
incorporating other virtual infrastructures is a powerful proposition, and
HotLink is the first and only to deliver it.”

Availability and pricing

HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter 2.0 is available now in both the free
and standard editions. Standard edition list price starts at $26,700. For more
information, contact or visit

Supporting resources

  *Download whitepapers:
  *Register for webinar:
  *Watch videos:
  *Request price quote, demo or trial:
  *Download free edition:

About HotLink Corporation

Founded in early 2010 by data center software veterans and the founders of
FastScale Technology, Inc. (acquired by VMware), HotLink Corporation is on a
mission to dramatically simplify IT management complexity with the first ever
transformation technology for heterogeneous and hybrid computing
infrastructure. Winner of VMworld 2012 “Best of Show,” top “Virtualization
Management,” “Best Cross-Platform Management” and “Best Cloud Application,”
HotLink’s customers include enterprise IT organizations spanning technology,
financial services, manufacturing and telecommunications. HotLink’s advisory
board includes visionary leaders from Electronic Arts, Facebook, E*TRADE,
Clorox, Citrix, BMC and Flextronics. HotLink is a privately held, venture
capital-backed company based in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information,
visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.


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