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CopperEgg Corporation Announces Launch of RevealStorage
Today, Austin-based CopperEgg Corporation, developer of real-time performance analytics products, announced immediate availability of RevealStorage. Available in a software-as-a-service offering, CopperEgg RevealStorage makes real-time storage analytics affordable at a fraction of the price of existing tools.

CopperEgg delivers visualization and actionable insight for storage infrastructure. RevealStorage customers monitor and analyze NFS storage performance across diverse vendors and architectures, instead of in fragmented silos. Administrators gain actionable understanding with multiple dimensions of
analytics, from organization-wide aggregated views to individual filer granularity.

NFS is a preferred datastore choice in one-third of organizations running VMware, for its value and administrative ease.  However, managing NFS performance can be difficult as necessary metrics are often scattered across multiple systems, uncorrelated, even missing. With CopperEgg, VMware users get consistent information on three critical NFS datastore issues:
  1. Real-time storage latency visibility, showing response time spikes hidden within the vSphere five minute update window.
  2. Filer hot spot identification, enabling administrators to identify filers that are performing near historical limits on storage throughput or IOPs.
  3. Vendor-neutral analysis, comparing storage performance from differing filer solutions consistently and without bias.

Unlike many monitoring products, CopperEgg does not place additional load on any VMware host and is not polling based, but based on real time analysis.  Only through a real-time approach can transient spikes be seen that sometimes last for minutes, causing a poor end-use experience.  The
RevealStorage data collector installs directly on open filer distributions (FreeNAS, OpenFiler, or Nexenta) or using a  dedicated small system attached to a switch mirror port.

Collectors work with the cloud-based CopperEgg analytics engine, allowing customers secure browser access to private storage analytics. With RevealStorage subscriptions starting at $150/year, no server hardware to purchase and no server software to install, CopperEgg is by far the easiest and least expensive storage performance analytics solution.

“By providing real-time visibility into filer response latency, we’re helping organizations address the ‘hidden killer’ of operational performance, ” said Scott Johnson, CopperEgg CEO. “The true impact of networked storage on performance in the datacenter can be quickly and easily analyzed objectively.”

CoppperEgg Corporation is changing the way data centers view storage. For more information, please visit

Published Thursday, May 12, 2011 6:37 PM by David Marshall
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