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Veeam Closes the Loop on VMware Monitoring
Veeam Software, innovative provider of data protection, disaster recovery and systems management solutions for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today debuted the Veeam nworks PRO Pack for VMware™ at the Microsoft Management Summit 2010. The new PRO Pack provides enterprises using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) with automated problem resolution for their VMware environments.

“We have successfully closed the loop on VMware monitoring, using the management infrastructure that organizations already have in place to enhance service delivery and drive down costs,” explained Ratmir Timashev, Veeam President and CEO.  “The nworks solution not only leverages the investment organizations have made in Microsoft System Center, but it actually protects that investment by ensuring consistent IT practices and unified management across the entire infrastructure, both physical and virtual. Organizations choose our nworks solution because it is embodies deep VMware expertise, which is the perfect complement to Microsoft’s monitoring and management framework.”

“With out-of-the box intelligence from Veeam integrated directly into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and now Virtual Machine Manager, organizations can improve productivity, maintain service levels, and minimize training and support costs, even as they virtualize mission-critical applications and services, “ Timashev continued.

The Veeam nworks PRO Pack for VMware utilizes Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) in SCVMM, which enables dynamic management of virtualized environments. “Veeam Software worked closely with Microsoft to allow Virtual Machine Manager to respond proactively to performance issues in heterogeneous environments,” said Jim Schwartz, director of solutions marketing, Virtualization at Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to support Veeam as it helps organizations leverage their investments in the Microsoft System Center suite and monitor and manage all their virtualization infrastructures from one management console.”

The Veeam nworks PRO Pack will be shipped with version 5.5 of the Veeam nworks Management Pack for VMware. The latter features several new enhancements that are particularly beneficial to enterprises with large VMware deployments, including more flexible data collection options, improved load balancing, and additional high-availability configurations.  The enhanced Management Pack also makes use of advanced Operations Manager features such as optimized performance providers and consecutive sample monitors. A release candidate for version 5.5, including the new PRO Pack, is available now for download. Version 5.5 is expected to be generally available in the second quarter of the year.

The Veeam nworks Management Pack is certified by VMware as VMware Ready™ on both vSphere 4 and VMware Infrastructure 3.  The Management Pack is also listed in the Microsoft System Center Catalog and can be seen on the Microsoft Pinpoint site.Veeam Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with the Systems Management competency, which means Veeam helps organizations extend the benefits of their investment in Microsoft System Center.

Cameron Fuller, a Microsoft Operations Manager MVP and a principal consultant for Catapult Systems, which is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, said customers are looking for flexibility and easy ways to integrate their heterogeneous environments by leveraging the tools they already have in-house. “The nworks PRO Pack, in conjunction with Virtual Machine Manager, automates corrective action on VMware systems—all from the System Center Operations Manager interface,” he explained. “The intelligence of VMM PRO Tips in the new nworks PRO Pack, combined with the VMware know-how that is already built into the nworks Management Pack, means there is no new tool for operators to learn and no action required for them to take. It just works, making this an ideal solution for customers with VMware and System Center Operations Manager.”
Published Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:15 AM by David Marshall
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