Tek-Tools Introduces Virtualization Management Solution for Early Stage Virtualized Environments, Establishes Online Forum for Virtualization Administrators

Tue Sep 1, 2009 10:00am EDT

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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

"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
* 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
Kelly A. Murray, 978-597-3377

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