SOURCE: Akorri


February 10, 2010 13:57 ET

Akorri Wins the Gold in the 2009 Storage magazine/ Storage Management Tool Product of the Year Award

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management for the dynamic data center, announced today that its BalancePoint software solution won Gold in the 2009 Storage Product of the Year awards for Storage Management Tools. Products were judged by Storage's editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. The judges rated the products on six criteria: innovation, performance, ease of integration into environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value. This is the second time BalancePoint has captured the top prize in this category, having previously won the same award in 2007.

"Akorri Inc.'s BalancePoint has been ahead of the curve in agent-free monitoring, and the latest version of the product adds analysis for another piece of the infrastructure, SAN switches from Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc., as well as richer metrics for virtual machines and storage," said the panel of Storage judges. "BalancePoint sets the bar for holistic capacity and performance-oriented infrastructure management."

This award is the latest industry recognition to strengthen Akorri's leadership in the virtual infrastructure management market. Akorri experienced significant customer expansion in 2009, added 35 new US national and regional partners within its newly launched PartnerPoint channel program, and expanded into international markets by opening regional offices in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Australia. In addition within the last year Akorri has:

-- Acquired new customers in a variety of industries including Christian Broadcasting Network, Epsilon, Kronos, Merkle, Sandridge Energy, SCI, and VistaPrint that are using BalancePoint's powerful analytics to optimize both virtual and physical server and storage environments

-- Appointed three seasoned executives to its management team: Bill Simpson and Warren Mead to lead Worldwide and Channel Sales, and Jim Comstock to lead Marketing

-- Named a "Visionary" within Gartner's SRM Magic Quadrant

-- Named as one of the "Ten Virtualization Vendors to Watch" by CIO Magazine

-- Named as one of the Top 20 Storage Products from VMworld by ChannelWeb

-- Named a top-rated virtualization management tool by

"We are honored to have been selected as the 2009 Storage Product of the Year winner in the storage management tools category," said Allan Wallack, President and CEO of Akorri. "I believe it reflects what our customers continue to tell us, BalancePoint is an easy to use tool which allows IT administrators to proactively respond and quickly isolate infrastructure performance problems, lower capital spending by providing infrastructure utilization metrics and ultimately allow IT administrators to do more with their limited time."

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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