Fortisphere Virtual Service Manager’s vRadar Technology Enables Enterprise-Scale Virtualization Adoption, Satisfies Essential Prerequisite for Cloud Computing

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Patent-pending technology pinpoints root cause and service impact based on operational relationships in virtualized infrastructure.

Fortisphere Service Management for the Virtual World

With our vRadar-powered solution, organizations can now confidently switch their cloud computing strategies into high gear as they build a ladder to the external cloud.

Fortisphere, a Virtual Service Management software company, today announced the beta release of patent-pending Relationship Management technology, vRadar™, a new powerful feature of its flagship Virtual Service Manager (VSM) solution. This market-changing technology extends VSM to identify, interpret, and maintain the state of the virtual service relationships between applications, virtual machines and their users, hosts, storage and network resources. vRadar arms Fortisphere customers with a visual display of all critical environmental information layered upon an intuitive relationship map of their entire virtual infrastructure.

“The high rate of virtualization adoption means many businesses already rely on internal clouds, and many more will need to virtualize larger portions of their infrastructures to continue to compete effectively,” said Siki Giunta, President and CEO of Fortisphere. “But in order to mitigate the uptime and reliability risks that accompany virtualization’s cost advantages, organizations first need to both understand and manage the interrelationships within their virtual infrastructures. With our vRadar-powered solution, organizations can now confidently switch their cloud computing strategies into high gear as they build a ladder to the external cloud.“

For increasingly complex virtual environments, vRadar automatically documents and navigates the ever-changing relationships within the infrastructure in real time. vRadar superimposes key alerts, service level warnings, and configuration changes onto its intuitive relationship map. It also identifies the primary applications within each VM, and understands they communicate with applications in peer VMs. This enables administrators to rapidly identify root cause,isolate other impacted systems, and prevent collateral damage. In addition, IT will be able to see and track the relationships within their private and public cloud ecosystems and maintain a consistent level of service to the business.

“Virtual Service Manager’s vRadar advances traditional dependency mapping to actually show the downstream impact of an issue across the physical and logical components of their virtual infrastructure,” says Dave Capuano, chief product officer of Fortisphere. “This fundamentally changes the way administrators triage and resolve issues affecting virtual resources. It pinpoints which fires IT needs to fight first so problems are fixed faster with minimal impact on service.”

VSM enables administrators to establish and monitor service levels throughout their virtual environment. It includes deep configuration information, drift analysis capabilities, resource utilization, uptime and performance metrics. The new vRadar functionality extends VSM to establish what communications and operational relationships exist between applications, clusters, hosts, VMs, storage and networks. This enables VSM to use the current state of virtual components to determine the impact they’re having on each other and on service levels. Now with the most comprehensive infrastructure mapping capability in the industry, Fortisphere VSM provides IT the tools to radically decrease customers’ mean time to repair and proactively improve the quality of the service they deliver to the business.    

To request a live VSM demonstration featuring vRadar visit Fortisphere will also debut the new vRadar capabilities of VSM at the Gartner Data Center Conference, December 1-4, 2009 in Las Vegas. To see a live demonstration at the conference, please visit Fortisphere in Booth #8.

About Fortisphere
Fortisphere is a Virtual Service Management software company. We arm our customers with the management solutions they need to confidently exploit virtualization to the delight of business users. Our flagship product, Fortisphere Virtual Service Manager™, enables administrators, application owners and IT executives to establish virtual service tiers, manage in-guest configurations, set threshold and proactive alerting, map virtual relationships and dependencies and optimize density. As a result, they are able to lower IT costs, improve service, and get the best possible value from their multi-platform virtualized environments, a critical step in the evolution to cloud computing.

Fortisphere is a privately-held company, headquartered in Chantilly, VA. More information about Fortisphere can be found at


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