SOURCE: Akorri

August 13, 2007 08:30 ET

Enterprise Strategy Group Validates Akorri BalancePoint's Cross-Domain Performance and Capacity Management Capabilities

Akorri BalancePoint Successfully Completes Rigorous Lab Review

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in application service level management in the data center, today announced that leading industry analyst research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) tested the Akorri BalancePoint management software and validated that BalancePoint's advanced analytic capabilities enable IT managers to rapidly fix performance problems and improve server and storage utilization. In its lab review, ESG Lab confirms that BalancePoint provides the cross-domain intelligence needed to plan for the cost-effective delivery of transparent IT services.

ESG Lab performed hands-on evaluation and testing of Akorri BalancePoint 1.5 management software. The test environment was built to reflect a heterogeneous server and storage infrastructure to demonstrate the ability to manage across domains and provide end-to-end visibility from the applications down into both physical and virtualized IT infrastructure.

"As IT initiatives and utility computing influence the way we look at IT and more specifically, how we deliver IT as a service, applications like the BalancePoint Suite from Akorri will become increasingly important," says Bob Laliberte, analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group. "With the increasing adoption of server and storage consolidation and virtualization technologies, there is strong need for management solutions that span multiple domains. The BalancePoint Suite provides a cross-domain view of application infrastructure from the VMware-enabled virtual machines running in physical servers through to the SAN attached storage arrays that applications rely on."

"Akorri BalancePoint uses agent-less data collection technology to provide a cross-domain view and analysis of IT infrastructure," says Brian Garrett, technical director, ESG Lab. "ESG Lab was impressed by the crisp presentation of end-to-end application infrastructure and performance data provided by the intuitive web-based BalancePoint, particularly when used to manage the relationship between VMware ESX virtual machines and applications and infrastructure associated with them."

"Akorri continues to build momentum for BalancePoint and is pleased to receive such a positive validation from ESG Lab," said Rich Corley, CEO and Founder of Akorri. "BalancePoint can help IT Organizations understand the dynamic relationship between application performance and the infrastructure and enables organizations to plan, optimize and manage performance and utilization across VMs, servers and storage."

To view the full lab review, please visit the Akorri web site.

About ESG

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides strategic guidance and unmatched service to technology vendors, IT professionals, venture capitalists, and institutional investors. The Enterprise Strategy Group evolved from the Enterprise Storage Group, and now offers products and services focused on application infrastructure and information security while it continues to set the tone for storage and information management. Enterprise Strategy Group sets itself apart from legacy analyst firms and boutiques by continuing to build its excellent reputation of assisting clients to make strategic business and IT decisions.

About ESG Lab Reviews

The goal of the ESG Lab reports is to educate customers about specific storage-related products including storage systems, backup-to-disk solutions, storage management applications, backup/recovery software, storage virtualization platforms, etc. ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the necessary evaluation process that end user customers should conduct. ESG Lab reports are designed to provide insight to what is compelling about various products and how they can solve customer problems. ESG Lab provides third-party expert perspective based on ESG Lab analysis and interviews with customers using these products in production environments. This ESG Lab Review was commissioned by Akorri.

About Akorri

Akorri provides software for application service level management. Akorri's BalancePoint Management Software uses cross-domain analysis and advanced analytics to help companies manage and optimize application performance across their entire data center infrastructure. By providing visibility and control over the infrastructure's impact on application performance, BalancePoint allows IT organizations to optimize performance and capacity -- meeting service level objectives at the lowest possible cost. For more information, visit

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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