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VKernel Announces Record First Quarter for 2011
VKernel, the number one provider of performance and capacity management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments, announced today another record quarter. The continued growth, acceptance and adoption of VMware performance and capacity management solutions among medium to large enterprises, and delivery of new products to market from VKernel has driven this growth.

As the number of virtual servers deployed in the data center has increased, so too has the importance of VM performance and capacity management solutions. Unfortunately, virtualization administrators are faced with the difficult task of using simple monitoring systems to manage VM performance and capacity. VKernel’s application of advanced analytics to the metrics and alarms coming out of VMware vCenter and Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager provides virtualization administrators with the root cause, resolution and predictive alerts to solve performance, capacity, optimization, and chargeback challenges.

One of VKernel’s new Q1 customers is The University of Nottingham. Ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities, The University of Nottingham is committed to providing a truly international education. An early adopter of virtualization technology, the University was seeking to lower the costs of their highly virtualized environment. “We had a number of people that were requesting large VMs, despite the fact that we were suggesting they didn’t need everything that they were asking for,” said Craig Place, Systems Developer, The University of Nottingham. “VKernel provides us the proof-point to tell application owners ‘you’ve had the server for the past six months and we can show you that you’ve barely touched the memory’, which gave us the ability to show them what they actually need.” By reallocating memory, storage and CPU resources, the university was able to increase virtual machine density and dramatically lower the cost per VM deployed.

In addition to customer wins such as The University of Nottingham, other highlights of VKernel’s quarter included:

    • Record Financial Results –Nearly 3x year over year revenue growth driven by the continued growth and adoption of VMware performance and capacity management solutions.
    • Surpassed 50,000 User Mark – During Q1, the number of downloads of VKernel’s products surpassed 50,000 unique users making them the most widely used and deployed VMware and Hyper-V capacity management and performance solutions in the industry.
    • New Products –VKernel launched the new vOPS™ Performance Analyzer. Designed for real-time analysis of system metrics and alerts to determine root cause, impact, and resolution of VMware performance issues, vOPS Performance Analyzer is part of the company’s new vOperations Suite.
    • Key Expansion of the Management Team -Industry veteran Eric Jackson joined VKernel as Vice President of Product Management to drive the company’s product strategy and roadmap.

    “First quarter revenue exceeded our expectations,” said Doug McNary, CEO of VKernel. “With the industry’s only integrated suite of products for performance monitoring, capacity management, optimization and chargeback, VKernel is well positioned to accelerate our growth through the balance of the year.”

    Published Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:15 AM by David Marshall
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