Consonus and Akorri Partner to Improve Virtualization ROI

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BalancePoint Provides Quantitative Information to Maximize Virtualization Investments in the Dynamic Data Center

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Cost pressures dictate the needs for virtualization optimization, and the ability to accurately predict future performance and capacity needs, reclaim server and storage assets, forecast capital investments, and improve visibility and productivity.

Consonus today announced a partnership with Akorri™, the leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management for the dynamic data center. The company will debut the newest version of its award-winning virtualization management software during a special web event scheduled for Thursday, 13 May 2010, at 12:00 noon EDT. Attendees, who can register at https://akorri.webex.com/akorri/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=683561673, will learn how BalancePoint® virtual infrastructure performance management software enables 100% improvement in virtual machine density, and reduces troubleshooting time by up to 80%. BalancePoint customers typically realize return on investment (ROI) within two to four months.

“As companies progress through the stages of virtualization adoption, concerns about ROI, performance, capacity planning, and control exponentially increase,” said Steve Bulmer, Consonus chief technology officer. “We partnered with Akorri to enhance Consonus’ world-class virtualization solutions by offering analytical data to solve performance problems, identify opportunities for optimization, guide planning for growth and change, and manage services levels to meet business requirements.”

BalancePoint is agentless, performing cross-domain analysis of both physical and virtual servers and storage. By deploying Akorri’s valuable tool, Consonus is able to dynamically model and analyze the entire infrastructure, offering businesses holistic, end-to-end visibility and enabling IT and business leaders to balance performance, efficiency, and cost. Intelligence derived from the analytics, including the Performance Index and Virtual Machine Scorecard, enable rapid identification and resolution of problems and awareness of optimization opportunities.

“Cost pressures dictate the needs for optimization, and the ability to accurately predict future performance and capacity requirements, reclaim server and storage assets, forecast capital investments, and improve visibility and productivity,” said Warren Mead, Avice president of U.S. Channels for Akorri. “BalancePoint customers can confidently virtualize more business-critical applications, realizing greater efficiency and minimizing costs, by exploiting virtualization opportunities to the fullest.”

About the BalancePoint Web Event:

Title:     Maximizing Virtualization ROI in the Dynamic Data Center
Date:    Thursday, 13 May 2010
Time:    12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Dave Monty, Consonus Director of Sales Operations and Stan Yarbrough, Consonus Senior Consultant for Virtualization

Summary: Consonus will review the unique challenges of managing virtual infrastructure performance, the power of BalancePoint analytics, and the business drivers for tracking and optimization. Attendees will learn how to optimize utilization of physical and virtual assets, monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to improve service levels and lower operational costs, and accurately predict future capacity needs.

Register at: https://akorri.webex.com/akorri/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=683561673

Download: Those not able to attend the live event are invited to replay the recorded version.

About Consonus Technologies
Consonus Technologies, Inc. is a leading national provider of Data Center hosting and colocation, Managed IT Services, IT Infrastructure, and IT Consulting solutions based in Cary, NC. Offering a comprehensive suite of Managed Services, combined with highly-secure, reliable, and energy-efficient data centers across the country, Consonus provides customers with complete cloud computing solutions addressing disaster recovery, data center efficiency, data protection, and virtualization. Consonus is an active, long-time member of The MSPAlliance, the world’s largest Professional Association and Accrediting Body for the Managed Services Industry. Visit Consonus Technologies on the Web at http://www.consonus.com.

About Akorri
Akorri develops cross-domain analytical software solutions that optimize performance and utilization in the dynamic data center. BalancePoint virtual infrastructure management software provides automated, infrastructure-wide visibility and analysis to help enterprises fix problems, optimize utilization and improve performance for both virtual and physical servers and storage. IT organizations use BalancePoint to reduce IT infrastructure total cost of ownership and ultimately enable a service oriented infrastructure. Follow Akorri at http://twitter.com/Akorri. For more information, visit http://www.akorri.com.

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