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Confio's IgniteVM Helps SQL Server DBAs Maintain Performance in Virtual Environments

Today Confio Software, the makers of the award-winning Ignite performance management software tools – launched its IgniteVM solution for SQL Server database administrators (DBAs) attending PASS Summit. Confio's IgniteVM is the first and only software designed specifically for DBAs to monitor the performance of SQL Server on VMware. 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 maintain their ongoing performance operations.

In addition to being the first software tool in the industry to help DBAs achieve high levels of performance across their platforms, Confio has earned VMware Professional Solutions Provider certification, so SQL Server DBAs utilizing IgniteVM can rest assured that Confio’s solution – and the people behind it – have the knowledge, expertise and training to ensure a smooth customer experience.

“SQL Server is a wildly popular database platform, and DBAs have been virtualizing SQL Server instances under VMware for quite some time now,” said Denny Cherry, an SQL Server consultant, Microsoft MVP and author of the blog. “A big problem until now has been the lack of visibility into the VMware host platforms and the fact that some SQL Server performance monitor counters are inaccurate when viewed on VMware. IgniteVM bridges that gap so DBAs can continue to have the insight into their database’s health without having to bother the VMware admin every time they want to look at metrics from both the host and guest side of things.”

Already dozens of companies running SQL Server databases in VMware virtual environments have selected IgniteVM, making it the fastest growing and most popular database performance management tool developed specifically for the virtual space.

DBAs attending PASS Summit will have a variety of opportunities to learn about performance management solutions by Confio. New this year at PASS Summit is the First-Timers program. “First-timers” will be invited to a special reception sponsored by Confio Software and Red Gate, and all PASS attendees can see a demonstration of both Ignite8 for SQL Server and IgniteVM at booth no. 518/520.

“IgniteVM for SQL Server is still the first – and only – software tool available to DBAs managing performance in a VMware virtual environment,” said Don Bergal, chief marketing officer for Confio. “Our commitment to SQL Server stems from our long history of working alongside our DBA peers in the trenches. Because of this experience, we understand our customers’ needs and we create solutions based on those, including IgniteVM for SQL Server. We hope all PASS attendees will find time to research what types of solutions Confio has to improve their abilities to get their jobs done.”

For more information about Confio's solutions for SQL Server DBAs, please visit

Published Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:42 AM by David Marshall
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