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TMCNet:  New vFoglight Storage 2.0 Provides Integrated Application to Disk Performance

[October 09, 2012]

New vFoglight Storage 2.0 Provides Integrated Application to Disk Performance

Oct 09, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Barcelona, Spain and London UK - VKernel, now part of Dell Software, and the award-winning provider of enterprise-class performance, configuration and capacity management products for virtualised data centres and cloud environments, announced today general availability of vFoglightR Storage 2.0, an integrated solution that provides application to disk performance monitoring. This new release will enable server and storage teams to jointly resolve VM performance issues by working from the same data set that unites server and storage performance metrics. vFoglight Storage 2.0 is available for download and will be showcased this week at VMworld 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, October 9-11, at VKernel booth #B406.

Server and Storage Teams use Separate Management Tools That Do Not Integrate Together In the past, storage administrators tended to use management software that looked at fabrics and storage arrays while server admins tended to use management applications that monitored servers. While less than ideal, the one- to-one mapping of hosts to LUNs at least provided some measure of simplification. Virtualisation upended this less than perfect system by eliminating the easy linkage between storage and operating systems with the addition of virtual datastores. With virtualisation, storage administrators have lost the ability to determine what applications are hitting which spindles just as server admins have lost the ability to tell which physical storage components are being utilised by their applications.

vFoglight Storage 2.0 Integrates Server and Storage Data to Provide End-to-End Monitoring vFoglight Storage 2.0 is designed to bridge this gap by combining and analysing information from storage arrays and fabrics with the information contained within VMware vCentre. This new release provides a holistic view of the storage from the application through the virtualisation layer to the physical disk spindle. This universal visibility enables server and storage administrators to literally get on the same page when managing, planning and troubleshooting virtual machine performance.

Additional Features vFoglight Storage 2.0 also adds: . Compatibility with the EMC VNX and Dell Compellent platforms . Full data and UI integration into vOPS Server Enterprise "We're excited to provide server administrators with the ability to jointly troubleshoot performance issues with their storage counterparts," said Alex Rosemblat, Product Marketing Manager, VKernel. "This vFoglight Storage release will link the previously separate server and storage performance data sets to provide a unique, integrated solution for the market." General Availability vFoglight Storage 2.0 is available now for a 30-day trial from www.vkernel.com and www.quest.com. Pricing starts at $499 per socket.

About VKernel (now a part of Dell) Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. VKernel, now a part of Dell's Software Group, is the number one provider of virtualisation management products for virtualised data centres and cloud environments. The company's powerful, easy-to-use and affordable products simplify the complex and critical tasks of planning, monitoring and predicting capacity utilisation and bottlenecks. Used by over 50,000 system administrators, the products have proven their ability to maximise capacity utilisation, reduce virtualisation costs and improve application performance.

About Dell Software Dell Software helps customers of every size take advantage of new technologies and address organisational challenges to grow their businesses and remain competitive. For more than a decade, Dell has been making strategic software acquisitions and partnering in the industry to support and enable the hardware and services solutions it provides to customers. In 2012, Dell formed a dedicated software division to extend its capabilities in software IP and total solutions offerings. Dell security, systems management, business intelligence and application software draw on the strength of Dell's distribution capabilities and reputation to help clients in every industry achieve better business outcomes.

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