Veloxum Named an "IT Operations Management Cool Vendor" for 2012 by Gartner

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Leading analyst firm finds Veloxum's unique server performance tuning application innovative, impactful and intriguing

Veloxum ™ Corporation, a performance management company, today announced that its Veloxum for Enterprise product, with its patent-pending Active Continuous Optimization (ACO) technology, has been selected by the analyst firm Gartner for inclusion in its prestigious 2012 "Cool Vendor" award in the area of IT Operations Management. The April 11, 2012 report was authored by distinguished analysts and VPs - Milind Govekar, Ronni J. Colville and Ian Head.

By monitoring the way the application is running and gaining insight into the various resources involved, Veloxum recommends a series of adjustments to the guest O/S and hypervisor to achieve the minimum overall latency, as experienced by the end-user. Encompassing CPU, memory, storage and network parameters, this reduces the over-provisioning of resources for each individual guest machine, and thus the total excess over-provisioning for the physical server. The benefits are higher application performance, higher end-user performance and higher potential density of guest machines on each physical server. This higher performance is particularly needed in servers that are processing, backing up or restoring big data functions.

"Veloxum’s goal is simple - to get the maximum performance from each virtual server," states Kevin Cornell, CEO and co-founder. "As anyone tasked with system administration for a VMware environment knows, there are dizzying arrays of parameters in an O/S-hypervisor combination which may be tweaked to affect performance. The permutations of parameters run into millions and so optimizing each virtual machine is a daunting task. Worse yet, optimization efforts need to be repeated every time the environment changes, which in a hypervisor environment can occur multiple times a day or an hour. Veloxum software makes sure that server parameters are optimal. With its money-saving optimizations, the ROI on Veloxum is quickly achieved.”

Using Veloxum for Enterprise, VMware customers can achieve the following benefits:

  • Rapid discovery of the root causes of performance bottlenecks
  • Near immediate remediation of issues affecting end users
  • Increase virtual guest-to-host ratios up to 50% without higher CPU utilization
  • Save on energy, cooling and datacenter footprint

Veloxum uses patent-pending algorithms to calculate the server configuration change sets that improve all aspects of performance. If allowed, Veloxum will automatically implement and log these change sets, without requiring any user intervention or a specialist’s skills.

Veloxum supports server platforms, including Linux, AIX, SUN and Windows O/S, and optimizes popular applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, SQLserver, Lotus Notes and Oracle.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process:
Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Veloxum
Veloxum’s founders started the company with the vision to manage complex IT environments for optimum performance and utilization. Veloxum actively and continuously improves physical and virtual infrastructure by optimizing operating system and application settings. It leverages the existing systems and infrastructure by tuning the various components within their manufacturer supported settings. The solution enables IT organizations to maximize performance, increase workload density, and minimize virtualization costs, dramatically reducing CAPEX and OPEX spending.

Customers such as Adecco, Baron Funds, Beeline, CGB Group, the United States Department of Energy, Maimonides Medical Center, PPC, and Taiwan Railways Administration are enjoying significant cost savings with Veloxum. Veloxum headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, was founded in January, 2009. For more information, please visit the Veloxum website at http://www.veloxum.com.

Veloxum, iPTE and ACO are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Veloxum Corporation in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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