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VKernel expands performance, capacity management on Microsoft Hyper-V

Recently, VKernel announced expanded support for Microsoft Hyper-V, adding updates to its VKernel Capacity Analyzer and VKernel Chargeback products. Beyond that, VKernel said its latest announcement marks the company's accelerating support for all things Microsoft. In addition to VKernel support for Hyper-V, the company's products are also integrating with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) through Microsoft certified management packs, and the company stated it will continue to work with Microsoft to further extend SCOM capabilities to both Hyper-V and VMware environments.

VKernel told InfoWorld that Microsoft has been a great partner in regard to this latest round of joint development. VKernel worked closely with the Windows Server and Hyper-V groups, as well as the System Center group, all the while finding Microsoft development teams to be very open and available. The company also found Microsoft extremely helpful with coordinating marketing and release announcements to the larger user community and said it looked forward to seeing more virtualization-focused marketing activities and events from Microsoft in the future.

While VMware still owns the vast majority of the server virtualization market, VKernel believes that picture is starting to change. The company claims it's seeing Hyper-V implementations beginning to grow quickly. Therefore, VKernel is working to release features to help make this infrastructure growth quick and easy.

"Hyper-V momentum in the virtualization market is increasing for a number of reasons," said Alex Rosemblat, product marketing manager at VKernel. "One reason may stem from the fact that we have heard from customers for some time that they are wary of single sourcing their hypervisor, a mission-critical component for their infrastructure, from VMware. And VKernel released our first Hyper-V compatible product in 2009 to address this customer concern."

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Read the entire article on the InfoWorld Virtualization Report.

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2011 5:00 AM by David Marshall
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