SOURCE: Akorri

November 27, 2007 09:00 ET

CRN Test Center Review Gives Akorri BalancePoint Five Star Recommendation

CRN Says Akorri BalancePoint's Cross-Domain Views Provide the Most Comprehensive End to End Views of Virtualized Infrastructure

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Gartner Data Center Conference -- Akorri, Inc., the leader in cross-domain performance management for the virtualized data center, today announced that CMP Channel's CRN Test Center has recommended Akorri BalancePoint, giving it five out of five Tech Stars and claiming "Akorri BalancePoint's cross-domain views provide the most comprehensive end to end views of virtualized infrastructure" in a review published November 19. To review the article, go to:

"To gain visibility into virtualized layers, CRN Test Center recommends Akorri's BalancePoint, a unique cross-domain monitoring solution that can map applications across virtual hosts and virtualized storage environments," writes Mario Morejon, Technical Editor at CRN. "BalancePoint provides real time analytical information of applications across multiple silos. In addition, BalancePoint can produce maps of the applications as they exist and interact across physical devices and virtual environments. The software is now able to provide recommendations on how to improve problem areas."

Morejon goes on to write, "Rather than compete with VirtualCenter or other tools, BalancePoint complements them. By providing consolidated views of applications running on VMware, the visibility of these other tools is increased." And, "The BalancePoint resource map is a treasure trove. By traversing a connection map, managers can trace physical and virtual environments and the links between them. The links are derived from application connections into virtualized environments, data resources and physical devices. Without the visibility BalancePoint provides in these maps, test results can quickly turn into a guessing game."

"We are thrilled to receive high praise and scores from such a well respected editorial source for value added resellers like CRN," said Tom Joyce, CEO of Akorri. "We are rapidly expanding our Optimize Partner Program, having added seven new solution providers last month for a total of 19 partners to date, and we look forward to providing this review as a resource for their sales efforts."

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 Akorri Optimize Partner Program

Akorri's Optimize Partner Program is based on the simple principle of ensuring mutual customers' success. BalancePoint is architected to optimize the value of and assure interoperability with customers' platform, application, and enterprise management solutions. Akorri has consummated a broad range of more than 30 value added reseller and technology development partnerships to assure rapid and risk-free deployment and interoperability in today's most complex, heterogeneous data center environments.

About Akorri

Akorri is the leader in providing performance and utilization management software for the virtualized data center. Akorri's BalancePoint software provides visibility into the root cause of performance issues through deep drill down into server and storage resources, offering unique capabilities for managing server and storage virtualization technologies. BalancePoint enables IT organizations to optimize performance and capacity to meet service level objectives at the lowest possible cost. 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.

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