SOURCE: Akorri

March 17, 2008 08:30 ET

AutoTrader.com Selects Akorri BalancePoint for End-to-End Insight and Control of Virtualized Infrastructure

On-Demand Webcast Discusses How Cross-Domain Performance Management Solves Virtualization Challenges

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in cross-domain performance management for the virtualized data center, today announced that AutoTrader.com, the largest online auto classified marketplace, has selected Akorri's BalancePoint software to manage AutoTrader.com's virtual environment. BalancePoint was chosen to help AutoTrader.com gain insight across the entire virtual infrastructure, and has enabled IT to proactively identify performance bottlenecks and plan for growth and consolidation within their virtual infrastructure.

"Akorri BalancePoint was the only solution we found in the market that provides a view across the entire virtualization infrastructure," said Jason Cornell, manager of the Windows System Group at AutoTrader.com. "We found many tools that looked at one specific level, whether it is the hosts, guests, or the storage, but Akorri's BalancePoint is the first to pull everything together in a meaningful way. With BalancePoint we can now provide meaningful reports for administrators up through to executive management and avoid performance problems."

"AutoTrader.com heavily utilizes virtualization in production throughout their IT infrastructure and needed to eliminate VM sprawl, quickly troubleshoot issues, and plan for future growth. BalancePoint helps by providing end to end visibility, identifying cross-domain trouble spots, and quickly solving application performance problems," said Tom Joyce, CEO of Akorri. "We are pleased to help AutoTrader.com manage and optimize their virtual environment with BalancePoint."

In a new on-demand video webcast entitled, "Managing Performance in the Virtualized Data Center" featuring Jason Cornell from AutoTrader.com and expert commentary from Cameron Haight, Gartner Research Vice President and Tom Joyce, CEO of Akorri, Cornell shares how Akorri's BalancePoint has helped AutoTrader.com manage its virtual environment.

"The growth of enterprise virtualization has greatly increased the complexity of the data center," said Haight. "IT organizations should look for tools that can provide analytic depth across the entire virtual ecosystem enabling an optimal balance between performance and utilization in order to realize the business value of IT."

The video webcast is available now, on-demand, at http://www.accelacomm.com/jlp/pr/0/40022918/.

About AutoTrader.com

AutoTrader.com, created in 1997 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is the Internet's leading auto classifieds marketplace and consumer information website. AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location more than 3 million vehicle listings from 40,000 dealers and 250,000 private owners, which provide the largest selection of vehicles attracting more than 13 million qualified buyers each month. Through innovative merchandising products such as multiple photos and comprehensive search functionality, AutoTrader.com unites buyer and seller online -- dramatically improving the way people research, locate and advertise vehicles.

AutoTrader.com is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. The venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is also an investor. For more information, please visit www.autotrader.com.

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. Akorri BalancePoint software 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 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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