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VKernel Expands Support for Microsoft Hyper-V

VKernel, the award winning provider of Capacity Management products for virtualized datacenters, today announced the release of VKernel Chargeback 2.0. The new release extends chargeback support to both Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and VMware ESX environments while also adding support for mixed chargeback models.

Adoption of Microsoft virtualization continues to grow with some analyst firms estimating 20% or greater market share for Microsoft Hyper-V server. The growth of Microsoft Hyper-V Server comes at a time when enterprise customers are adopting multiple virtualization platforms and are using these virtualization platforms as the foundation of private cloud architectures. These mixed environments require capacity management solutions that operate across both platforms. VKernel Chargeback 2.0 is the first chargeback solution designed for these heterogeneous environments.

In addition to new heterogeneous capabilities, VKernel Chargeback 2.0 now supports both allocated and actual resource consumption models. By reporting on both measures, infrastructure teams can chargeback for actual resource consumption, allocated resources, or simply show application teams the difference in real dollars between their allocated capacity and actual usage. This cost visibility is critical to capacity management, reducing VM sprawl, and supporting private cloud initiatives.

“We believe that as virtual desktop and private cloud initiatives move forward, users will be migrating to mixed VMware and Microsoft virtualized environments,” said Bryan Semple, CMO of VKernel. “As the leading provider of capacity management solutions for virtualized environments we want to support this migration. VKernel Chargeback 2.0 is unique in the industry for its heterogeneous support and mixed chargeback models.”

Chargeback 2.0 is the second product from VKernel to support Microsoft Hyper-V Server, following the launch of VKernel Capacity Analyzer. A thirty-day trial of Chargeback 2.0 is available for immediate download from

Published Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:32 PM by David Marshall
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