SOURCE: Akorri

August 04, 2008 09:00 ET

Akorri Introduces Interoperability With Dell EqualLogic SANs

BalancePoint Software Expands Support for iSCSI-Based Storage Systems

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in performance management for the virtualized data center, today announced its BalancePoint performance management software now supports Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI Storage Area Networks (SANs). IT organizations can use Akorri's BalancePoint to plan, optimize and manage performance and resource utilization in data centers that are running Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs, which are increasingly popular in virtual data center environments. According to IDC, shipments of iSCSI-based storage solutions will increase 138 percent annually over the next five years.

"We believe that many IT organizations looking for cost-effective ways to virtualize their storage environments will adopt iSCSI storage solutions," said Steve Ricketts, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Akorri. "Akorri is unique because we can model the performance of both iSCSI storage and servers, so that IT managers can ensure high utilization and good response time within their entire virtual infrastructure."

About Akorri's BalancePoint

BalancePoint is available on a VMware certified virtual appliance or a ready-to-use, pre-loaded rack-mount appliance. BalancePoint is a true breakthrough in cross-domain virtualized data center management, managing virtual and physical server and storage infrastructure in one view and helping companies make sure that data center server and storage systems deliver the best application performance possible. BalancePoint is a new class of agent-less management software, using advanced analytics so IT managers and business managers can understand how well data center resources are performing, optimize server and storage resource utilization, and reduce IT infrastructure costs by using servers and storage more efficiently and manage the environment with fewer people. BalancePoint supports a wide-range of applications, servers and storage systems.

About Akorri

Akorri cross-domain performance management software with advanced analytics provides automated visibility and analysis across IT silos to help enterprises fix problems, optimize utilization, and improve performance in the virtualized data center. Certified by VMware, Akorri BalancePoint virtual appliance provides visibility into the root cause of performance issues through deep drill down into server and storage resources, and the ability to understand both server and storage virtualization. BalancePoint enables IT organizations to optimize performance and capacity to meet service level objectives at the lowest possible cost. For more information, visit www.akorri.com.

Akorri, BalancePoint, Cross-Domain Analysis and the Akorri logo are trademarks of Akorri, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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