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Veeam ONE Introduces Advanced Capacity Planning for VMware vSphere

Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions for virtual datacenter environments, today announced the availability of advanced capacity planning in Veeam ONE, a single solution for optimizing the performance, configuration and utilization of virtual infrastructures.   

In addition to trend analysis and resource optimization, Veeam ONE’s comprehensive capabilities now include hardware provisioning planning and enhanced what-if modeling. These capabilities, plus a highly scalable architecture, make Veeam ONE an ideal choice for enterprises because it presents a single point of data collection and advanced analysis for any number of hosts and virtual machines (VMs).

“Our customers tell us that one of their biggest challenges is keeping up with the growing demand for virtualization and cloud computing,” said Doug Hazelman, Senior Director of Product Strategy for Veeam. “The new hardware planning and what-if analysis features in Veeam ONE provide valuable planning guidance to datacenter managers and help them avoid being surprised by capacity crises that would force them to make hasty and costly last-minute purchase decisions.”

The following new capabilities extend the reach and relevance of Veeam ONE’s capacity planning to help administrators prepare for and justify investments in infrastructure growth:

  • Recommendations for hardware planning and provisioning

Unlike other capacity planning solutions that identify potential problem areas and predict when capacity thresholds will be exceeded, Veeam ONE takes its analysis even further by making recommendations for host and storage acquisitions to address these situations.

  • Enhanced what-if analysis

In addition to modeling scenarios for hosts and VMs that resemble those in the current environment, administrators can now specify custom configuration details for new types of hosts and VMs, allowing them to evaluate growth paths that go beyond simply replicating what exists today.

  • Identification of over-provisioned storage

Thin provisioning of virtual disks stretch storage resources and prevent under-utilized capacity. By seeing how storage resources are parceled out and utilized among VMs, administrators can avoid overly aggressive allocations that cause broad service disruptions.

“In virtualized environments it is crucial for IT to avoid the mistakes made in planning and managing performance and capacity in the physical and static world,” said Milind Govekar, Research Vice President at Gartner Research. “Understanding limitations of current operations and proactive planning enables enterprises to move closer to achieving and sustaining the desired datacenter performance at optimal cost.”

Pricing and Availability

Advanced capacity planning capabilities are included in all editions of Veeam ONE. These capabilities are provided by the Reporter component of Veeam ONE through the Capacity Planning report pack, which is available to Veeam ONE and Veeam Reporter customers at no additional charge. More information is available at

Published Wednesday, May 04, 2011 5:45 AM by David Marshall
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