VMware acquires Digital Fuel: The importance of chargeback

By acquiring Digital Fuel, VMware emphasizes the role of chargeback in private clouds. But chargeback can be a political quagmire for IT admins.

VMware acquired Digital Fuel to boost its chargeback offerings as more customers consider the private cloud computing

model.

Digital Fuel makes chargeback and other IT financial management software, and while these technologies are necessary in private cloud infrastructures, they also pose political and bureaucratic challenges within organizations. Our hosts discuss the VMware-Digital Fuel acquisition and the pros and cons of chargeback in this edition of This Week in Virtualization.

This podcast also features news on the VMware vCenter Converter 5.0 beta and Hewlett-Packard’s latest converged infrastructure product, VirtualSystem.

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This was first published in June 2011

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