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Quest Launches vFoglight Storage for Optimal Virtual Performance

Quest Software, Inc., today launched vFoglight Storage, a physical storage monitoring solution that enables administrators to optimize their virtual infrastructures by gaining greater control and visibility over the physical layer. By providing superior insight beyond the datastore, vFoglight Storage enables users to pinpoint performance, capacity and topology issues; meet SLAs; and achieve performance levels.

Featuring an explorer-based interface, vFoglight Storage allows users to quickly view end-to-end mapping, from the virtual to physical layer, showing how virtual environments are configured at specific points in time. This extended view provides the information and insight necessary to optimize storage paths, reorganize physical storage and, where appropriate, look to augment total storage capacity.

“vFoglight Storage provides many critical alerts to help me monitor my virtual infrastructure and its underlying physical storage fabric. It's very easy to quickly drill into a specific area to see performance and capacity-related metrics,” said Chad Warwick of CSS SOFTWARE. “vFoglight Storage has a simple and intuitive user interface, but, if you have questions, the help is there and it works great. The process to turn alerts on and off, and to edit them, is very simple. This is huge for me as I can now hand off the monitoring of our storage to people on my team without a lot of training.”

vFoglight Storage features and benefits include:

  • Performance Monitoring with detailed metrics helps you quickly identify performance problems that impact the virtual environment.
  • Capacity Monitoring with detailed capacity monitoring helps you identify capacity issues, including how much storage each datastore is using.
  • Topology Views and on-the-fly graphical views show relationships between virtual and physical storage infrastructure, helping you determine if your storage setup best meets your organization’s needs.
  • Out-of-the Box Alerts and detailed alarms highlight deviations from industry best practices, allowing you to identify and resolve problems faster.
  • Out-of-the-Box Reports on performance, capacity and alarms make it easy to communicate storage performance and capacity information to key stakeholders.

“The barriers between physical storage infrastructure and virtual environments have always caused issues for virtualization administrators tasked with capacity planning and troubleshooting, because visibility to physical storage beyond the virtual datastore has historically been very limited,” said Brad Adamske, senior product manager, Quest Software. “vFoglight Storage has been developed specifically to allow virtualization administrators to overcome these limitations by giving them the ability to see deeper into the storage fabric, predicting problem areas and allowing tighter control over storage allocations. By allowing closer management of this relationship between the physical and virtual worlds, we’re giving businesses a simple method of reducing the excessive costs and risks associated with poor capacity planning, while promoting optimal performance.”

For a full demonstration of vFoglight Storage and all Quest virtualization and cloud offerings, please visit us at VMworld in San Francisco, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, in Quest booths 1113 and 1213, Moscone Center South.

vFoglight Storage 1.0 is available for trial and download now from:

Published Monday, August 30, 2010 9:55 AM by David Marshall
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