SOURCE: Akorri


December 15, 2009 08:30 ET

Epsilon Selects Akorri BalancePoint for End-to-End Virtual Infrastructure Management

BalancePoint Maximizes Operational Efficiency

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management for the dynamic data center, announced today that marketing services leader Epsilon has chosen the company's award-winning BalancePoint software to manage infrastructure performance and utilization within its highly virtualized data center environment. BalancePoint has created efficiencies for Epsilon by quickly pinpointing performance problems, enhancing provisioning and capacity planning capabilities and improving infrastructure purchasing decisions.

"In the absence of individuals dedicated to storage, our IT team depends on BalancePoint to help us proactively manage our storage environment. BalancePoint has given us deeper insight into infrastructure-wide performance, from the virtualized server all the way back down to the disk. BalancePoint immediately identifies and resolves performance problems, saving us time and allowing us to devote our resources elsewhere," said Doug Tschudy, Vice President of Information Technology Operations at Epsilon.

"BalancePoint has been very productive for our environment of more than 1000 virtual servers. We looked at other products that claimed to be end-to-end management tools but none of them measured up and many were too cumbersome. BalancePoint enabled us to understand and select exactly what was needed," continued Tschudy.

"Epsilon has one of the most advanced virtualization environments we've seen, and we are pleased that BalancePoint is enabling the company to manage the increased complexity, in particular for storage, that virtualization brings to data centers," said John Gavin, CEO and COO for Akorri. "BalancePoint's infrastructure-wide view and intelligence, encompassing both physical and virtual server and storage resources, will enable Epilson to continually optimize performance."

About Akorri BalancePoint

BalancePoint allows IT organizations to optimize virtual and physical server and storage infrastructure to reduce costs and assure service levels as companies advance through the stages of virtualization adoption and into private cloud computing. BalancePoint provides an infrastructure-wide analytical systems management solution that offers visibility and control to troubleshoot and assure performance, plan server and storage capacity, and manage service levels. BalancePoint is available as a virtual appliance, supports VMware vSphere, plugs into VMware vCenter and plans to support Microsoft Hyper-V and all other major hypervisor technologies. It interoperates with all the major storage vendors including EMC, HP, NetApp, IBM, Dell EqualLogic, Hitachi Data Systems, and 3PAR.

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About Epsilon

Epsilon is the industry's leading marketing services firm. Ad Age ranks Epsilon #1 U.S. Direct Marketing Agency. Services include strategic consulting, database and loyalty technology, proprietary data, predictive modeling and a full range of creative and interactive services including brand and promotional development, web design, email deployment, search engine optimization and direct mail production. In addition, Epsilon is the world's largest permission-based email marketer. Epsilon is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit or call 1.800.309.0505.

About Akorri

Akorri develops cross-domain analytical software solutions that optimize performance and utilization in the dynamic data center. BalancePoint virtual infrastructure management software provides automated, infrastructure-wide visibility and analysis to help enterprises fix problems, optimize utilization and improve performance for both virtual and physical servers and storage. IT organizations use BalancePoint to reduce IT infrastructure total cost of ownership and ultimately enable a service oriented infrastructure. Follow Akorri at For more information, visit

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