Thursday, 01 December 2011 05:54

SolarWinds integrates virtualisation and storage solutions for extended cloud management

SYDNEY - December 1, 2011. Virtualisation has dramatically changed how IT practitioners manage their environments, especially shared storage. Once users have virtualised up to 30 per cent of their environment, managing storage infrastructure is critical to ensuring performance and capacity of the overall environment and ultimately establishing a successful cloud foundation.

SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, is responding to this step in virtualisation's maturity and today announced the integration of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager and SolarWinds Storage Manager.

'Users who are now dealing with the operational challenges associated with virtualisation's impact on the storage infrastructure are asking: 'What VMs are using which physical storage resources?' and 'Is my poor performance due to storage or a logical unit number (LUN) or VM?',' said Suku Krishnaraj, SolarWinds' SVP of Product Strategy. 'With Virtualization Manager and Storage Manager's new integration features, users can gain a centralised look across the entire virtual and cloud infrastructure.'

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, which won the Best of VMworld 'Gold' award for virtualisation management at VMworld 2011 Las Vegas, is a comprehensive virtualisation management software solution that delivers integrated capacity planning and performance management, VM sprawl control, configuration management, and chargeback automation. SolarWinds Virtualization Manager integrates with SolarWinds Storage Manager allowing users to go beyond the datastore stats, to the LUN and ultimately the physical disk level stats, providing full VM-to-spindle visibility for simpler and quicker troubleshooting.

SolarWinds Storage Manager gives users unmatched visibility into shared storage that is not available through other vendor solutions, including most storage arrays and the servers, switches hosts and VM's they are connected to. Together with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, users gain a comprehensive view of a LUN and all related infrastructure, both physical and virtual, to diagnose performance issues. With this feature, users can quickly determine if storage is truly the reason for poor performance of a VM.

In addition, both products support VMware vSphere® 5, including integrated capacity planning, performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, configuration management and chargeback automation.

'There's only one way to really simplify the management of virtual infrastructure '” with software designed from the ground up to manage the complex and dynamically changing relationships that exist across your virtualised environment,' added Krishnaraj. 'SolarWinds is changing the game by offering easy-to-use, affordable solutions that empower today's IT admin to not only take control of their environment but that give them the tools to develop professionally and prepare for future advancements such as IT as a service.'

Pricing and Availability

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager and SolarWinds Storage Manager are available now and pricing starts at $2,995 (USD), with the first year of maintenance included. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide - from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become 'status quo' in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at solarwinds.com/.

SolarWinds and SolarWinds.com are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tiffany Nels

SolarWinds

Phone: +1 512.682.9545

pr@solarwinds.com

 

David Frost

PR Deadlines, for SolarWinds

Phone: +61.2.4341n 5021

davidf@prdeadlines.com.au

 

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