Ipswitch, Inc. Network Management Division Announces Plans to Add Array of Powerful Features in WhatsVirtual 2.0

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Ipswitch, Inc., the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software, today announced that it plans to add an array of powerful features to its virtual infrastructure management tool, Whatsup Gold WhatsVirtual, a plug-in module that delivers accurate and up-to-date availability and performance information into VMware®-based virtual server infrastructures. Available on July 13, WhatsVirtual 2.0, which natively integrates with the VMware vSphere API and discovers, maps, monitors and manages ESX and ESXi hosts and their associated virtual machines from a single console, will include support for vCenter, vMotion, High Availability and Virtual Clusters.

Our customers continue to harness the power of VMware to optimize virtual IT environments and WhatsVirtual gives them the ability to manage all their resources from a single, consolidated dashboard.

Ipswitch, Inc., the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software, today announced that it plans to add an array of powerful features to its virtual infrastructure management tool, Whatsup Gold WhatsVirtual, a plug-in module that delivers accurate and up-to-date availability and performance information into VMware®-based virtual server infrastructures. Available on July 13, WhatsVirtual 2.0, which natively integrates with the VMware vSphere API and discovers, maps, monitors and manages ESX and ESXi hosts and their associated virtual machines from a single console, will include support for vCenter, vMotion, High Availability and Virtual Clusters.

"Our customers continue to harness the power of VMware to optimize virtual IT environments and WhatsVirtual gives them the ability to manage all their resources from a single, consolidated dashboard," said Kevin Gillis, VP of product management, Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management Division. "We will continue to develop WhatsVirtual as requested by our customers to meet the demands and developing needs of the virtual infrastructure and cloud initiatives," Gillis said.

WhatsVirtual 2.0 Features

  •     vCenter - discovers, monitors and controls all virtual resources through vCenter to offer complete accuracy and reliability
  •     vMotion - monitors live migrations as VMs move across physical servers to ensure a complete, accurate mapping of physical server relations at all times, including historical information and reports combined with powerful alerting capabilities
  •     High Availability - gives complete access to historical information and reports, combined with powerful alerting capabilities to track VMs as they are automatically restarted or moved to other physical servers due to hardware or operating system failures
  •     Virtual Clusters - manage VMware cluster discovery and mapping, configurations, out-of-the-box workspace views, alert center thresholds and Web reports

Pricing and Availability
WhatsVirtual 1.0 is available now at an introductory price of $1,495 USD (MSRP). A minimum of WhatsUp Gold 14.2 is required to run WhatsVirtual. Customers that purchase today will be eligible for a free upgrade to WhatsVirtual 2.0 when it becomes available. For more details on WhatsVirtual 2.0, visit: http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/preview.aspx.

About the Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc.    
The Network Management Division of Ipswitch, Inc. is the developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software. WhatsUp Gold delivers comprehensive network, system, application and event log monitoring and management solutions for small and medium businesses and enterprises. Built on a modular, yet integrated architecture, the affordable and easy-to-use solutions scale with the size and complexity of any physical or virtual IT infrastructure. From a single console, WhatsUp Gold supports standard IT management tasks including automated discovery, mapping, real-time monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and reporting. More than 100,000 networks worldwide use WhatsUp Gold solutions to assure the availability, health and security of their critical business infrastructure today.

Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management Division recently added to its product line complete, easy-to-use solutions for Windows Security Event Management (SEM) and Log Management for small businesses and enterprise-level organizations suite with the acquisition of Dorian Software Creations, Inc. WhatsUp Gold was named Network Management Product of 2010 by Network Computing Magazine and earned the Network Products Guide 2010 Product Innovation Award in Network Management. To learn more about WhatsUp Gold - the best value in IT Management software, download a free trial or to make a purchase, please visit: http://www.whatsupgold.com/products/download/.

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