SOURCE: Veeam Software

September 15, 2008 09:00 ET

nworks, Now a Part of Veeam Software, Is a Charter Member of VMware Ready Management Program

Veeam Also Announces nworks Connectors Version 4.0, With Major New Capabilities Including Hardware and Sensor Status

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - VMWORLD 2008 -- Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware ESX Server environments, today announced Version 4.0 of its nworks enterprise management connectors. At the same time, nworks (now a part of Veeam) is very pleased to be a charter member of the VMware Ready Management Program, announced today by VMware.

Version 4.0 is composed of new updates for the nworks Management Pack (MP) for VMware for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager; the nworks Smart Plug-in (SPI) for VMware for HP Software Operations Manager; and the underlying nworks Collector component, and offers major new capabilities including hardware and sensor status.

"We are very pleased and honored to be among the charter members of the VMware Ready Management Program," said Veeam Vice President and General Manager Hank Wright. "We continue to enjoy working very closely with VMware, as we have for the past four years, to create VMware-optimized management solutions built around the VMware API and using the Virtual Infrastructure Client user interface. Now we further extend the built-in manageability capabilities of VMware's virtual datacenter operating system environment (VDCOS) through this new and exciting program."

Version 4.0 of the Veeam/nworks connectors is being demonstrated this week at VMworld. Major new features include:

--  Hardware Sensor Support -- The nworks collector gathers ESX and ESXi
    hardware and sensor status, and sends it to the nworks connectors for
    Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager and HP Operations Manager.  If
    a power supply is interrupted, a fan fails, or other hardware-related
    issues occur, information is immediately forwarded to the enterprise
    management console without use of an agent on the VC Servers, ESX, or ESXi
    hosts.
--  New graphical representations of data stores -- Version 4.0 provides
    at-a-glance views of the VMware data stores on the enterprise management
    console map, showing which virtual machines are connected to which data
    stores, along with other capacity planning information.
--  Virtual Infrastructure 2.5 support -- New VC 2.5 server performance
    counters are collected and forwarded.
--  Flexible collection intervals -- With version 4.0, users select the
    performance and status data collection interval that is right for them --
    5, 10, 15 or 20-minute intervals are supported.
    

"We have found the product to be really useful, as it brings more data to the management of our infrastructure than VMware Infrastructure management server alone," commented Neil Davies, Senior Technical Officer, Carmarthenshire County Council, a user of the nworks Management Pack for VMware product.

The nworks Management Pack (MP) and Smart Plug-in (SPI) for VMware are complementary to Veeam Monitor. Depending on their requirements, customers can use the nworks connectors, or Veeam Monitor, or both solutions to manage and monitor VMware performance. Customers currently on maintenance for the MP or the SPI can receive the new version at no additional charge.

Pricing and Availability

Version 4.0 of the Veeam/nworks management connectors will be available in mid-October. North American pricing for the nworks Management Pack for VMware begins at $975 USD per ESX server; and North American pricing for the nworks Smart Plug-in for VMware begins at $1,250 per 2-CPU socket. All pricing includes the first year of maintenance. More information, including free trial downloads, is available at http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-monitoring-ms-operations.html.

About Veeam Software

Veeam Software, a VMware Technology Alliance Premier Partner and charter member of the VMware Ready Management Partner program, provides innovative software for managing VMware infrastructure. Veeam offers an award-winning suite of tools to assist the VMware administrator, including Veeam Backup, the 2-in-1 backup and replication solution; Veeam Reporter, to document virtual environments for capacity planning and chargeback; Veeam Configurator, to manage "configuration drift"; and Veeam Monitor, for performance monitoring and alerting across multiple VirtualCenters. With its acquisition of nworks, Veeam's products now include connectors that incorporate VMware data into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and HP Software Operations Manager. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com.

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