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Vizioncore Unveils End-to-End Set of Cutting Edge Solutions at VMworld 2008
At VMworld 2008, Vizioncore Inc., the market leader in server virtualization management, will be demonstrating a set of solutions currently unrivalled in the industry for its sheer sweep of functionality across the entire lifecycle of virtual servers. Vizioncores range of new and improved solutions are poised to take backup and recovery and monitoring to the next level with strategic enhancements. The company will also introduce industry-firsts with a comprehensive suite for workflow automation and heterogeneous VM administration. These products allow companies to track virtual machines throughout their lifecycle, standardizing processes and streamlining maintenance, providing cradle-to-grave management. A new storage optimization product will allow organizations to reclaim storage resources which are unutilized by virtual machines for improved efficiency in their virtual environments.

We have always viewed VMworld as the perfect showcase for our technological innovation. This year, we are looking forward to demonstrating an unmatched set of solutions that respond directly to the needs of our customers, no matter what size they are or where they are along the virtualization adoption curve, said Chris Akerberg, President & Chief Operating Officer of Vizioncore. No doubt, customers are demanding more efficient and reliable disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, but they want to go further. They want to monitor resource intensive applications, they need to right-size their storage requirements, and they need to automate hundreds of routine maintenance tasks associated with sprawling numbers of virtual machines. Vizioncores solutions do this and much, much more.

Appearing at VMworld for the fourth consecutive year, Vizioncore will showcase:

- vRanger 4.0: Vizioncores industry leading backup and restore solution sets the stage for next generation backup and recovery with a redesign that achieves new heights of performance, scalability and flexibility. Enhancements in this version include:

  • Improved scalability with enhanced load balancing; connect to multiple VirtualCenters
  • Advanced integration with de-duplication technologies
  • Full, differential and incremental backups with VCB
  • ESX 3.01 3.5 and ESXi support
  • 64-bit Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 support
  • New backup engine for significant gains in speed and performance
  • Easy to use with job reporting rollups and streamlined UI
  • Centralized console for multi-site installations
  • Service-based architecture to offer backup and restore as a service
  • Recover easily at image or file level to any physical or virtual destination
  • vAPI 1.0 integrate with ANY front end to allow ANY 3rd party application to execute ANY feature within vRanger Pro

- vFoglight: (formerly vCharter Pro). Vizioncores enterprise-class monitoring solution has been renamed vFoglight in order to signal a redesign to a console/cartridge architecture that will allow companies to add resource-intensive application monitoring functionality as they need it.

  • Application monitoring capabilities - initially for Active Directory, SQL Server and Exchange - allow users to monitor and drill through to metrics at the application layer in addition to the virtual infrastructure layers.
  • Improved reporting, trending and alerting functions.
  • Ability to drill down to the guest OS
  • Chargeback capability (available Q4 2008) will be demonstrated, including tiered, flat rate, resource utilization and direct cost models.
  • Single-pane-of-glass views into applications layers as well as multiple virtualization layers and multiple VirtualCenters

- vAutomation Suite: Vizioncore will introduce the industrys first comprehensive, multi-platform policy, workflow and lifecycle management suite comprising three products:

  • vControl A web-based heterogeneous VM management environment, enabling pre-built controls and custom workflows to administer multiple platforms from one console.
  • vWorkflow Web-based design suite for orchestration and task automation.
  • vLifecycle - the third product in the suite, delivering policy-based lifecycle management from cradle to grave will be launched in mid-2009.

- vOptimizer Pro: Vizioncore will also introduce another industry first virtual server optimization and storage reclamation technology that allows customers to:

  • Optimize use of shared storage resources
  • Reduce enterprise storage costs
  • Improve virtual machine portability and accelerate disaster recovery
  • Fully automates the process of resizing VMDKs and Windows partitions, either smaller or larger, depending on the IT needs and requirements

These new and enhanced products will not only offer companies a far broader and more complete management offering, but will incorporate multi-platform support, said Jason Mattox, VP of Product Management and Support. These means that companies regardless of their choice of hypervisor will have the tools they need to manage and monitor virtual machines throughout their lifecycle, and drive even greater ROI from their virtualization deployments.

"IDC's research shows that virtualization is central to datacenter strategy; going far beyond server consolidation projects into areas such as networking, storage and application lifecycle management." said Chris Ingle, Consulting and Research Director at IDC, "However many CIOs are starting to run into problems caused by the complexities of managing virtualization and the range of technologies on offer. CIOs need to look at how they automate their server and storage management so that resources can be deployed away from management and allocated to new applications."

Published Tuesday, September 16, 2008 8:19 PM by David Marshall
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