SOURCE: Akorri


August 23, 2010 08:30 ET

Akorri Introduces Industry's First Cross-Domain Performance Predictor to Prevent Dynamic Data Center Outages Before They Impact the Business

New BalancePoint Version to Be Demonstrated at VMworld Booth #1331

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management for the dynamic data center, announced today the latest version of the company's award-winning BalancePoint® software that introduces automated predictive analysis to help IT organizations prevent outages and bottlenecks in increasingly complex virtualized infrastructure. The first in a series of predictive capabilities, BalancePoint Predictor™ for Storage automatically detects issues that can quickly lead to application outages. In addition, the new BalancePoint software continues its cross-domain leadership adding new analytics and expanding heterogeneous infrastructure management via new features such as Disk Utilization, support for Microsoft Hyper-V, and expanded multi-vendor storage support.

"BalancePoint Predictor is the first solution that is able to predict storage issues in virtual environments before they happen," said Bob Laliberte at ESG. "This unique capability provides actionable guidance to the operations team, before users experience any slow response times, enabling them to confidently assure service levels for virtualized Tier 1 applications."

New features in BalancePoint include:

  • BalancePoint Predictor for Storage - Automatically detects physical or virtualized I/O workload "bullies" and "victims" and alerts on disk contention issues to prevent brownouts and downtime.
  • Disk Utilization - Provides an intelligent early warning for stressed disks. This new metric warns against dangerously increasing loads on a disk.
  • Heterogeneous Hypervisor Support - New support for Microsoft Hyper-V in addition to support for VMware vSphere 4.1 allows users to manage both vSphere and Hyper-V with a single BalancePoint system.
  • Expanded Storage Support - Support for NetApp V-series, HP SVSP, HDS Dynamic Provisioning.

"As IT organizations mature their virtual infrastructures to support critical applications, tools that provide rich application workload analysis and data path visualization are required," said Chris Wolf, research vice president at Gartner. "Organizations should not wait until the first mission critical application problem before arming themselves with the right performance and capacity tools. Instead, purpose-built tools that provide the required insight to solve application health problems in virtual infrastructure should be an assumed management requirement in all production deployments."

"As organizations continue to virtualize and evolve to private cloud-based infrastructures, the complexity and the contention for pooled resources is significantly amplified, and the need for predictive performance and capacity management becomes critical," said Jim Comstock, VP of Marketing at Akorri. "With this new version of BalancePoint, Akorri is the first to deliver this critical functionality and significantly improve how storage resources are managed in today's dynamic data center."

Akorri @ VMworld, Booth #1331

  • VMworld attendees can see a demonstration of Akorri's newest version of BalancePoint by visiting Akorri's Booth: #1331.
  • Akorri booth visitors will receive a t-shirt that they can wear for a chance to win a new Apple iPad or GPS.
  • Join Akorri for the first ever VMworld "Hall Crawl", Tuesday, August 31 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Hear Akorri's customer, SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD), present how Akorri BalancePoint software helped increase their IT Virtualization Efficiency, August 31, 2010 at 3:30 p.m., Session ID: V18113, Track: Virtualization 101

About BalancePoint Software
BalancePoint is the only analytics-based IT management software solution on the market designed to optimize performance and utilization of virtual machines, physical servers and storage resources. IT organizations use BalancePoint to quickly isolate performance problems, reduce infrastructure costs and ultimately enable a service oriented infrastructure. BalancePoint is agentless and available as a virtual appliance. It provides multi-vendor, heterogeneous support for hypervisors (VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V), operating systems and storage. It supports all of the major storage vendors including EMC, HP, NetApp, IBM, Dell 3PAR, Dell EqualLogic, and Hitachi Data Systems.

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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 For more information, visit

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