As the virtualized market begins to heat up and companies such as Microsoft and VMware gear up to see who will rule the virtual roost, new applications from both companies are bursting onto the scene in order to give businesses greater control over their own data and how it is managed on a virtual server.
Take the new WebMatrix development tool from Microsoft as an example. This tool is intended for webmasters and developers that are looking for simple and effective tools for Web development and that come bundled as one cohesive unit. Using WebMatrix, owners and developers can construct sites from pre-loaded templates, deploy open-source options or write their own code – whatever is most efficient for them.
Along with the release of WebMatrix comes its use on virtual servers such as the ones offered by some sites. By bundling the free to use program along with virtual server options, online companies are able to offer their customers a higher value for their dollar and a more robust suite of features when it comes to their use of virtual servers.
In combination with Microsoft’s Hyper-V and SQL server technologies, the WebMatrix tool is able to give businesses greater control over their virtualized data, something that first-generation VPS options were unable to do. As the virtual server and cloud computing worlds gain traction in the larger business community, a need for functional and adaptive tools has arisen, and WebMatrix is one Microsoft answer to that need. By bundling the tool – which has minimal download and install time – with dedicated VPS servers, providers can offer greater value and consumers can enjoy a greater ability to manage and alter their own data systems.