Thursday, 09 June 2011 11:34

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager and Storage Manager, powered by Profiler, now available

By David Frost

SYDNEY, June 9, 2011 - SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the availability of its new SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (formerly Hyper9) and SolarWinds Storage Manager, Powered by Profiler, extending the depth of its virtualization and storage management solution offering.

Virtualization Manager and Storage Manager are complementary, comprehensive solutions designed to help the IT community conquer virtualization complexity as environments scale and mature, including managing the server virtualization layer and optimizing storage performance and capacity for virtualization.

Designed for geeks, by geeks, both products are powerful, affordable and easy-to-use.

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (formerly Hyper9) highlights:

'¢ Time Travel: Map dependencies and perform forensic troubleshooting and historic problem analysis in fast moving virtual environments.

'¢ vSphereâ„¢ Plugin: Perform virtualization management tasks directly from the VMware vCenter inventory.

'¢ Capacity Planning I/O: Support storage and network I/O in capacity planning to help efficiently budget and plan for new purchases, identify waste, and investigate public cloud options.

'¢ Alert Recommendations: Quickly discover and act on performance issues using flexible alerts and integrated recommendations. Launch directly from an alert into dependency map, search, DNA and performance analyzer in context.

'¢ Improved Performance Charting: Track relational performance correlation using stack charts and graph overlays.

'¢ New Out-of-the-Box Content: Leverage multiple new alerts, trends and dashboards such as the 'host and cluster health' and 'showback' dashboard.

SolarWinds Storage Manager, Powered by Profiler, highlights:

'¢ Storage I/O Hotspot Detection: Quickly isolate storage I/O hot spots and the source of contention, simplifying troubleshooting of shared storage and server performance bottlenecks.

'¢ VM to Physical Storage Mapping: Now includes virtualization and server management capabilities previously available in SolarWinds Virtual & Server Profiler, including automatic mapping of VMs, applications and logical connections to the physical storage environment.

'¢ Multi-Vendor SAN and Fibre Channel Switch Management: Gain visibility into fibre channel switches and the SAN fabric. Now supports EMC VNX and IBM V7000 arrays and monitors both CLARiiON and Celerra arrays.

'¢ VMware Thin Provisioning: View thin provisioning info on virtual disks and gain visibility into the level of over-commitment on datastores.

'¢ Orion Integration Module: View Storage Manager data from the Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) interface.

Supporting Quotes

'Monitoring and capacity planning for a cloud network is critical,' said Rick Parker, IT Director, Fetch Technologies. 'Virtualization Manager [formerly Hyper9] has the required critical cloud management features and is the most cost effective solution I have found. With 275 virtual servers in two data centers and counting, Virtualization Manager delivers the information needed to keep our cloud running and scalable.'

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 more than 97,000 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.


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