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Confio Software Debuts VMware Database Performance Monitoring Software

Confio Software, the makers of the award-winning Ignite8 performance analysis software tool, today announced the general availability of IgniteVM, the first software designed specifically for database administrators (DBAs) to monitor and ensure database performance in a VMware environment. By offering DBAs an unprecedented level of visibility beyond the database and into the virtual server layers, IgniteVM reduces the risk of database performance issues and connects IT directors, VMWare administrators and DBAs to help ensure a successful physical to virtual (P2V) transition.

“Despite the cost advantages of moving databases to a virtual environment, the risk of performance and availability problems often delay P2V transition plans,” said Matt Larson, CEO and founder of Confio. “However, with Oracle and Microsoft's endorsement of virtual databases, P2V will happen more frequently. IT managers need IgniteVM to give their DBAs the visibility to troubleshoot and ensure a smooth transition to virtual environments.”

Virtual environments have different management requirements than physical servers. DBAs and VMware administrators typically work in their own isolated technical “silos” and use tools dedicated to their needs. In surveys, fewer than 20 percent of DBAs reported having even limited visibility or experience with monitoring of the virtual server on which their databases run, and have no access to VMware vCenter. This lack of visibility beyond the database can hamstring DBAs in their efforts to react to the rapidly changing virtual server environment, increasing the risk of performance problems or outages.

"In our experience, migration of production databases to VMware continues to accelerate in 2011. A key success factor in these migrations is the ability to maintain performance and availability. Products and best practices that help ensure performance and availability will be an important part of a successful virtualization project," according to Nathan Biggs, CEO of House of Brick Technologies, a service provider widely recognized for its expertise in transitioning Oracle and other databases to VMware platforms.

IgniteVM reduces risk and increases visibility by combining the essential database response monitoring available in Confio's award-winning Ignite8 tool with non-intrusive VMware visibility. This level of visibility ultimately increases cross departmental cooperation between DBAs and VMware administrators, enabling both teams to adapt to challenges of the VMware virtualized datacenter and paving the way for IT management to speed the successful P2V transition and maintain performance after the move.

IgniteVM is agentless, with no software installed on production databases, virtual servers or vCenter. To learn how IgniteVM can help ensure success in your database-to-VMware initiative, visit or email:

Published Wednesday, June 08, 2011 7:56 AM by David Marshall
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