SOURCE: Akorri

June 12, 2008 10:04 ET

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Selects Akorri BalancePoint for Performance Management and Monitoring Within Server Environment

Cross-Domain Performance and Utilization Management Tool Helps Manage Storage Capacity

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in cross-domain performance management for the virtualized data center, today announced that Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), a leader in the affordable housing industry, has selected Akorri's BalancePoint cross-domain performance management software to assess and manage the performance and utilization of its VMware virtual server environment including associated storage capacity and physical and virtual SQL Server environments. BalancePoint helped CHFA identify and resolve storage and performance issues affecting critical corporate systems, which enabled CHFA to delay the purchase of additional storage.

"Before purchasing the Akorri solution, we did not have a tool that could give us a comprehensive view of our application service through to the storage environment. We initially brought BalancePoint in to analyze our storage environment because we were concerned we were approaching full capacity of our storage array," said Steve Perkins, manager of infrastructure technology for CHFA. "However, BalancePoint showed us there was a large amount of untapped storage available. Based on the assessment, we reorganized the way the data was stored on the arrays allowing us to delay the purchase of additional storage from one fiscal year into the next."

"With our partner Long View Systems, we were happy to be part of the assessment of CHFA's storage environment which helped assess the immediate requirements for additional storage. After the initial assessment, CHFA is continuing to use BalancePoint to manage the performance and utilization of their infrastructure as well as baseline their entire environment before making any changes," said Tom Joyce, CEO of Akorri. "We are delighted to help CHFA monitor and manage their infrastructure with BalancePoint."

"We are very pleased we were able to match CHFA with Akorri's BalancePoint to assess their storage environment," said Dan Sottile, senior vice president of Long View Systems, a North American IT services and solutions organization and a leader in delivering IT infrastructure and virtualization solutions. "CHFA brought us in to assess their storage area network and make recommendations on moving or purchasing additional storage to be able to determine whether additional storage was needed. We brought in BalancePoint to collect the data that helped CHFA reorganize the way their data was stored. We are committed to ensuring clients get the best solution for their needs, and have complete confidence that Akorri provides this solution."

Launched in January 2007, BalancePoint, Akorri's flagship software product, helps customers manage performance and utilization in today's virtualized data center. BalancePoint helps deliver better performance and efficiency for virtual infrastructure such as VMware ESX and also physical data center resources such as servers and storage systems. BalancePoint's advanced analytics technology enables IT organizations to quickly solve performance problems, optimize application performance, improve infrastructure utilization and accurately plan for growth and change.

About the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)

CHFA finances the places where people live and work. Created in 1973 by the Colorado State Legislature, CHFA strengthens communities by making loans to low- and moderate- income homebuyers, affordable multifamily rental housing developers, and small and medium sized businesses. CHFA also provides education and technical assistance about affordable housing and economic development. CHFA is a self-sustaining public enterprise funded by issuing bonds, and receives no tax dollars. CHFA issued bonds are not obligations of the state. For more information about CHFA call 800.877.chfa (2432) or visit www.chfainfo.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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