The VKernel Team has just sent me the below news items in regards of their upcoming chargeback 2.0 release & thought I will share it with all of you. Thanks Tina Dussault for the update.
1. This release extends Chargeback support to both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX environments while also adding support for mixed chargeback models (allocation vs. usage). Chargeback 2.0 is the second product from VKernel to support Microsoft Hyper-V following on the launch of the lastest version of VKernel Capacity Analyzer.
2. VKernel is the chargeback partner for Microsoft’s recently released Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 which was announced at Microsoft’s Worldwide partner conference this week in Washington DC. The self-service portal is a collection of tools and guidance from Microsoft enabling the creation of private, self-service clouds.
Tina has ended her e-mail by the below phrase, that I thought worth sharing as it seems VKernel vision to play a part of the booming cloud market:
“So you can see Chargeback as a key component to cloud strategy.”
If you get to test chargeback for VMware or Hyper-v, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments area below.