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February 24, 2009 09:00 ET

Kronos Improves Virtual Infrastructure Performance With Akorri BalancePoint

On-Demand Webcast Discusses How Performance and Capacity Management Solves Virtualization Challenges

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Akorri, Inc., the leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management, today announced that Kronos Incorporated, the leader in workforce management solutions, has implemented the company's BalancePoint software to gain visibility across virtual machines and storage, identify contention and bottlenecks, resolve performance issues, and plan and manage capacity utilization.

Facing the challenge of managing a rapidly expanding IT infrastructure, the Kronos IT team successfully implemented server virtualization resulting in reclaimed data center space and 20 percent less power consumption. With 80 percent of Kronos' IT environment now virtualized, the company realized it needed a robust, yet easy to deploy and use virtual infrastructure management solution.

"We initially selected BalancePoint because it gave us an immediate and active picture of the entire environment from virtual machine down through the supporting storage at the disk level," said Michael Moran, Senior IT Manager for Kronos. "BalancePoint is easy to use, and we like that it's an agentless tool. Recently, when we had a performance problem, it pinpointed contention on a particular LUN and enabled us to better organize that environment, which is something we never would have been able to do without the tool. Now we can address and prevent problems, while before we were guessing."

In a new on-demand webcast from Akorri titled, "Virtual Infrastructure Management: Keys to Success," with Michael Moran from Kronos, Tom Joyce, CEO of Akorri, and expert commentary from featured guest George Weiss, Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Moran shares how Akorri's BalancePoint has helped Kronos manage performance and resolve back end storage problems in its virtual environment.


"After implementing a large virtualization environment supporting business critical applications, Kronos discovered that its existing systems management tools didn't provide the visibility needed for its complex virtual infrastructure," said Tom Joyce, President and CEO of Akorri. "With BalancePoint, Kronos can drill deep into the critical physical and virtual elements -- operating systems, databases, servers, and storage, to guarantee performance for end users."

About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos Incorporated empowers organizations around the world to effectively manage their workforce. At Kronos, we are experts who are solely focused on delivering software and services that enable organizations to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve employee satisfaction, and ultimately enhance the level of service they provide. Kronos serves customers in more than 60 countries through its network of offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. Widely recognized as a market and thought leader in managing the workforce, Kronos has unrivaled reach with more than 30 million people using a Kronos solution every day. Learn more about Kronos at www.kronos.com.

About Akorri

Akorri virtual infrastructure 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. Certified for VMware and Citrix environments, Akorri BalancePoint virtual appliance 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 agentless software 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, 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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