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June 08, 2011

VKernel Introduces vOperations SuiteTM 3.5 to Support Cloud Initiatives

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor


Cloud computing, a novel computing platform which can be either public or private, removes or reduces the costs on resource investment and management within any organization.

To ensure the growth of capacity and performance IT infrastructure, VKernel, a provider of enterprise class performance and capacity management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments, has informed about the general availability of the vOperations SuiteTM 3.5 at Cloud Computing Expo 2011.

According to a press release, this new suite caters the requirements identified from over 700 VKernel customers, including a number of private cloud and hosting providers. The company will display vOPS 3.5 at Cloud Computing Expo Booth #239, June 6-9, New York City. It includes features such as new VM slot reservations, enhanced capacity modeling, extensible customer reporting, and additional performance measurement capabilities -- all designed to meet the needs of hosting firms, private cloud implementations, and organizations deploying advanced virtualized environments.

 vOPS 3.5 makes modeling what-if scenarios for future VM deployments accurate, quick and easy. vOPS 3.5 now has the ability to quickly clone an existing virtual machines past usage characteristics for use in future capacity models. It adds advanced modeling and VM slot reservations to its already market leading capacity planning capabilities.

vOPS 3.5 introduces reserved VM Slots and multi-VM Capacity Modeling. VMs will be deployed can have slots reserved so that their resource needs are removed from further modeling. Multiple VMs of different types can be modeled sequentially to assess impacts to available VM slots. It introduces advanced VM density reporting, capacity trending and utilization reports in addition to advanced functionality that supports secure integration into customer web portals or external management dashboards such as Microsoft (News - Alert) SharePoint.


Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves