VKernel Receives Gold Best of VMworld 2010 Award in Virtualization Management

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Capacity Management Suite 2.0 recognized for ease of use solving the complex problem of capacity management

You don’t need a PhD to use this product.

VKernel, the award-winning provider of Capacity Management products for virtualized data centers, today announced it has received the Best of VMworld 2010 Gold Award in the Virtualization Management category. VKernel Capacity Management Suite 2.0 was recognized for its ease of use solving the complex problems of capacity management in virtual environments.

Selected from over 40 entries in the virtualization management category, Capacity Management Suite 2.0 (CMS 2.0) was evaluated by an independent team of judges consisting of experts and editors from SearchServerVirtualization.com. Award criteria included innovation, performance, ease of use, functionality, and value. The judges summed up their opinion of CMS 2.0 during the awards ceremony with “You don’t need a PhD to use this product.”

VKernel CMS 2.0 integrates previously separate products from VKernel with additional capabilities to create the most powerful integrated suite for capacity monitoring, planning, optimization and chargeback for enterprise environments. Tapping into capacity management experience with over 500 customers including Global 2000 organizations, new CMS 2.0 contains significant improvements in scalability, analytics, and automation while still providing a simple to download, simple to deploy, fast time to results application suite.

“As the number of virtual machines in an enterprise increase, so too does the need to do proactive capacity management” said Bryan Semple, Chief Marketing Officer, VKernel. “Finding current performance issues, predicting future bottlenecks, understanding available VM slots, and eliminating VM sprawl are all challenges that require sophisticated analytics to solve. We are excited to be recognized for Capacity Management Suite’s ease of use solving what is fundamentally a complex, mathematical modeling problem.”

Capacity Management Suite is available for 30-day trial download at http://www.vkernel.com/products/capacity-management-suite. Pricing starts at $299 per socket.

About SearchServerVirtualization.com
SearchServerVirtualization.com is an enterprise virtualization-focused website providing IT professionals and the community with the latest server virtualization news, articles, tips, and expert advice. Other virtualization information includes webcasts and industry white papers covering all areas of server virtualization, such as virtualization platforms, server hardware, managing virtual environments, virtualization architecture and strategies, application issues, and more. Its sister site SearchVMware.com, is dedicated to helping IT organizations evaluate products, services and business strategies that can lead them to successful implementations of virtualization technologies in VMware environments. And sister site SearchVirtualDesktop.com is the premier source for information on desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure.

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About VKernel
VKernel is the leading provider of Capacity Management products for VMware and Microsoft virtualized infrastructures. Our 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 35,000 system administrators, the products have proven their ability to maximize capacity utilization, reduce virtualization costs and improve application performance.

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