Tek-Tools Introduces Virtualization Management Solution for Early Stage Virtualized Environments, Establishes Online Forum for Virtualization Administrators
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vProfiler Pre-Release Available Now for Free Trial for up to Seven Months SAN FRANCISCO & DALLAS--(Business Wire)-- Tek-Tools Software, a leading provider of IT resource management software solutions, today announced that a pre-release copy of vProfiler, its new virtualization management software designed specifically for early stage virtualization environments, is available now for a free trial for up to seven months. vProfiler is an extremely simple, easy-to-use, and powerful analysis, reporting, and monitoring tool, best suited for up to three ESX hosts. Tek-Tools created the new offering based on its proven enterprise virtualization management solution, Profiler for VMware now in use by some of the world`s largest virtualized enterprises. Additionally, the company established the vProfiler User`s Forum, an online forum for virtualization administrators to exchange information and share knowledge about virtualization management challenges and solutions. Tek-Tools will demonstrate vProfiler and Profiler for VMware at VMworld 2009 (booth #2333) this week at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. "Businesses recognize the value of virtualization and its efficiencies, but administrators need a way to tackle the inherent transparency of virtualization to trigger the next phase of adoption," said Mark Bowker, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Current virtualization management solutions can be costly and have overwhelming features sets that aren`t necessarily solving the administrator`s challenges. Tek-Tools helps to fill this gap in the marketplace with vProfiler, a simple virtualization management solution that administrators can use to get used to managing their environment. Plus, as virtualized environments scale, Tek-Tools can offer a logical upgrade path to its established enterprise solution, Profiler for VMware." Visibility creates efficiencies and cost savings The efficiencies to be gained with virtualization management even in smaller virtualized environments are tremendous, however these smaller implementations don`t require or command the budget for large management frameworks. vProfiler is designed so that small VMware environment administrators can deploy and start using it in minutes to immediately understand how their resources are being utilized. Created with the most common tasks a VMware administrator faces in mind, vProfiler answers common questions such as: * How many more VMs can I add to this host? * Which resource will I run out of first? * Which VMs are consuming the majority of my resources (CPU, storage, memory)? "With increasing frequency over the past several months, we have been encountering customers with a need for management and visibility of a relatively small virtualized environment, but they don`t need nor do they have the budget for larger management frameworks," said Ken Barth, president and CEO, Tek-Tools. "Our Profiler for VMware module has been successful in large enterprises, especially when combined with Storage Profiler and the other IT resource management modules in our Profiler Suite. However, our enterprise solution is more than what these smaller environments require, so we decided to create a solution based on our proven technology specifically for the virtualization administrator in the early stages of virtualization use. The goal is to help build and educate the community of administrators managing early stage virtualization environments by providing a basic virtualization management tool that satisfies their requirements without the larger framework and price tag that puts the benefits of virtualization management out of their reach." vProfiler Features and Functionalities The new vProfiler from Tek-Tools provides: * reporting, monitoring, and capacity analysis for day-to-day use without having to worry about software clients, firewalls, or application speed; * a virtualization management dashboard with real-time consoles and historical reporting; * out-of-the-box reports; * virtualized resource availability information; * performance analysis of multiple components simultaneously: Great for load-balancing and identifying bottlenecks; * consolidated storage analysis; * total independence from the vCenter database. Capacity analysis, performance, and usage metrics are available with or without vCenter. Pricing and Availability A pre-release version of vProfiler is available now for a free trial for up to seven months (registered renewal required after 30 days). Upon completion of the free trial period, users can purchase the software for a one time fee of $195 for up to three ESX hosts. vProfiler can be downloaded from the Tek-Tools website, www.tek-tools.com/vprofiler, and soon from other third-party web sites as well. Online Community to Educate on Virtualization Management In order to build community and educate virtualization administrator`s on the tenets of basic virtualization management, Tek-Tools has created an online community forum. The vProfiler User`s Forum will enable users to: * Create discussion threads * Access a knowledgebase * Provide and access community-sponsored support About Tek-Tools Tek-Tools Software, Inc. is a leading provider of IT resource management solutions serving customers from the Fortune 50 to the Fortune 5000 across every major vertical market. Its flagship Profiler Suite delivers end-to-end visibility and specific actionable insights on the entire IT infrastructure enabling proactive IT infrastructure management in support of critical business operations. The company is privately-held with offices in the U.S., the U.K. and India. For more information, visit www.tek-tools.com or call (972) 980-2890. Tek-Tools Software, Inc. Stephen Harding, 972-980-2890, ext. 229 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly A. Murray, 978-597-3377 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2009