ScienceLogic Adds More Virtualization Management Functionality in Version 5.1

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Latest version of EM7 Meta-Appliances broadens embedded toolset for virtual environment monitoring.

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At ScienceLogic, we pride ourselves on close relationships with our customers, and we feel their pains regarding rapid virtualization growth, particularly with our service provider customers. EM7 Version 5.1 broadens our product's capabilities around virtualization management to provide the insight needed to plan, deploy and optimize the performance of virtual environments.

ScienceLogic, a leading IT service management provider for the midmarket, today announced the expansion of virtualization management capabilities in its EM7 Meta-Appliances Version 5.1.

The rapid adoption of virtualization is driving up the importance of finding the right tools to manage virtual environments and contain virtual sprawl. A recent survey from ScienceLogic showed that more than 75 percent of corporate IT departments feel that virtualization management is important to their operations with almost half of those surveyed planning to implement tools in the next year.

"The number of virtualization deployments is exploding in data centers, challenging vendors that traditionally manage IT infrastructure to keep up with the rapid pace of adoption and expanding needs," said David Link, CEO of ScienceLogic. "At ScienceLogic, we pride ourselves on close relationships with our customers, and we feel their pains regarding rapid virtualization growth, particularly with our service provider customers. EM7 Version 5.1 broadens our product's capabilities around virtualization management to provide the insight needed to plan, deploy and optimize the performance of virtual environments."

Additional virtualization management features in Version 5.1 include:

  •     Event Correlation and Alarm Suppression for virtual machines running on a VMWare ESX server
  •     Automated Virtual Machine Discovery and Visual Impact Mapping
  •     Configuration and Change Management for Virtual Machine Migration
  •     Virtualization Candidate Report to show which servers are likely candidates for virtualization according to user-defined thresholds of system resource usage
  •     Virtual Machine Health Graphs to show an at-a-glance view of resource utilization across multiple virtual machines running on an ESX server
  •     And many more graphs for virtualization planning, capacity planning and day-to-day operations

"The virtualization management market is in its early stages but moving quickly to help data centers capture the benefits of virtualization, such as server consolidation and disaster recovery," said Link. "At the core of EM7 technology is the ability to view and manage across the entire IT infrastructure -- including all virtualization components, from the VMWare ESX server to virtual machines to the associated storage and security systems -- from a centralized monitoring console."

EM7 is currently deployed across a wide range of public and private organizations, including Black Entertainment Television (BET), XM Satellite Radio and Navy Knowledge Online. Version 5.1 will be generally available in January 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.sciencelogic.com.

About ScienceLogic
Reston, Va.-based ScienceLogic LLC was started with one goal: Simplify IT. Founded and staffed by technology professionals who are intensely focused on making IT management simpler, better and faster, ScienceLogic is committed to delivering solutions with unquestionable quality and value and enabling its customers to deliver impeccable service to their constituents. ScienceLogic's patent-pending EM7 Meta-Appliances are a next-generation "framework" solution engineered to deliver comprehensive systems, network and application management out-of-the-box. The revolutionary EM7 technology combines a secure and pre-integrated set of applications with automation tools, reporting, "single pane of glass" view and centralized data repository -- all optimized to work together for proactive and efficient IT operations management. For more information, call 1-800-SCI-LOGIC (1-800-724-5644) or visit our web site at http://www.sciencelogic.com.

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