SOURCE: Akorri



June 23, 2009 08:30 ET

Akorri and Datalink Announce Partnership

Akorri BalancePoint Powers Datalink's StorageScape Suite of Software Tools for Its Virtualization Infrastructure Services

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management for the virtualized data center, and Datalink (NASDAQ: DTLK), a leading independent information storage architect, today announced that they have entered into an alliance partnership. Within its StorageScape suite of software tools, Datalink now offers Virtualization Infrastructure Services, powered by Akorri's BalancePoint. By leveraging Akorri's technology as part of its service offering, Datalink can provide customers with an end-to-end view of their virtualized environment combined with advanced visualization and analytics. This allows organizations to proactively identify and resolve problems, increase utilization, and improve performance in the virtualized data center.

"Virtualization technologies introduce a new level of complexity to the data center. Through our virtualization infrastructure services, we are committed to helping customers manage those complexities so they can take full advantage of the benefits of virtualization," said Kent Christensen, Datalink Virtualization Practice Manager. "Akorri's BalancePoint, combined with our virtual infrastructure audit and assessment services, provides customers with unprecedented visibility into their virtualized environments. They, in turn, are able to optimize performance and ultimately drive increased return on investment and business value to their organizations."

With this announcement, Datalink becomes a premier partner within the Akorri Optimize Channel Partner Program. Akorri Optimize partners bring specialized virtualization and storage knowledge of how to deploy virtualization and storage solutions rapidly and effectively, optimizing the existing infrastructure and enhancing existing technologies.

"We are delighted to have a national company of Datalink's caliber and scope as a premier partner and to be part of the Datalink StorageScope suite," said Warren Mead, Vice President of U.S. at Akorri. "We look forward to reaching and helping a new segment of customers through Datalink understand how server and storage resources impact one another and optimize overall performance of the virtualized infrastructure."

About Datalink

An information storage architect since 1987, Datalink helps organizations store, manage, and protect one of their most critical assets -- information. The company's solutions and services span four practices: backup and recovery; consolidation and virtualization; archive and compliance; and business applications. From analysis and design to implementation, management, and support, Datalink is focused on maximizing the business value of IT. For more information about Datalink services, contact Datalink at (800) 448-6314, or visit Datalink online at

About Akorri

Akorri virtual infrastructure 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 for VMware and Citrix environments, 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 agentless software enables IT organizations to optimize performance and capacity to meet service level objectives at the lowest possible cost. Follow Akorri at For more information, visit

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.

Contact Information

  • Lisa Allocca
    Red Javelin Communications, Inc.
    Email Contact