VKernel Addresses VMware vSphere 5 Performance and Capacity Impacts

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New White Paper by vExpert Greg Shields, “Preparing for vSphere 5’s Unexpected Capacity and Performance Impacts” Describes Assessment Process for Implementing New vSphere 5 Features

“Knowing how to assess if a new feature is right for an environment will allow virtualization admins to implement new vSphere 5 capabilities with confidence they’ll have the intended outcome in their virtual environment," Bryan Semple, CMO, VKernel.

VKernel, the award-winning provider of enterprise-class performance and capacity management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments, today announced a performance and capacity management guide for VM administrators exploring new VMware vSphere 5 features. In a new white paper titled, “Preparing for vSphere 5’s Unexpected Capacity and Performance Impacts,” by vExpert Greg Shields of Concentrated Technology, administrators will learn how to assess new VMware vSphere 5 capabilities for performance and capacity considerations. This white paper comes on the heels of the recent release of VKernel’s new vOperations SuiteTM 4, which provides data to help administrators assess the impact of new vSphere 5 features for virtualized environments as described in this white paper.

VMware’s latest release of vSphere 5 offers robust new features for large and growing virtualized environments, including improvements in storage management, virtual machine sizes, and automated deployment. However, if a VM administrator does not carefully prepare for the new feature implementation, an environment could be adversely affected in cost and performance by unforeseen consequences of these new capabilities, particularly from features such as:
    Storage DRS
    The creation of very large “monster” VMs
    New technologies that facilitate automated VM deployment

These new capabilities in vSphere 5, while useful at face value, can have unexpected impacts to tasks in capacity and performance management that must be closely examined before deploying.
VKernel’s new white paper, “Preparing for vSphere 5’s Unexpected Capacity and Performance Impacts,” describes how to properly assess an environment for impacts from using new vSphere 5 capabilities and offers implementation options for deployment. By following the procedures described in the paper, VM administrators can avoid impacts that can affect capacity and performance to an environment while deploying vSphere 5 functionality.

“The new features in vSphere 5 offer powerful new ways to make virtualized environments more dynamic,” said Bryan Semple, Chief Marketing Officer at VKernel. “Knowing how to assess if a new feature is right for an environment’s needs will allow virtualization administrators to implement new vSphere 5 capabilities with confidence that they’ll have the intended outcome in their virtual environment.”

VKernel’s “Preparing for vSphere 5’s Unexpected Capacity and Performance Impacts” white paper is available at http://www.vkernel.com/resources/whitepapers/vsphere-5-capacity-performance-impacts. A free trial of VKernel’s vOperations Suite which provides enterprise class performance and capacity management made easy can be downloaded from http://www.vkernel.com/download/voperations-suite.

About VKernel
VKernel is the number one provider of capacity management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments. The company’s powerful, easy to use and affordable products simplify the complex and critical tasks of planning, monitoring and predicting capacity utilization and bottlenecks. Used by over 50,000 system administrators, the products have proven their ability to maximize capacity utilization, reduce virtualization costs and improve application performance.

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