SOURCE: SolarWinds


November 02, 2016 06:30 ET

SolarWinds Empowers Virtualisation Administrators to Analyse the Past, Fix the Present and Prepare for the Future

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager 7 adds predictive analytics and recommendations to help IT professionals easily prevent future virtual resource issues before they occur

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - November 02, 2016) - SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced SolarWinds® Virtualization Manager 7. With this latest release, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager goes to the forefront of virtualisation management by offering the capability to analyse and act on historical trends, respond to active issues and prevent future problems through predictive analytics from a single console. No other tool provides these capabilities with the ease-of-use and affordability SolarWinds is known for.

"There are three primary functions needed to effectively manage any virtual environment: analysing usage trends and patterns to reclaim resources, troubleshooting current problems and analysing historical trends to optimise environments for future behaviour of key workloads," said Gerardo Dada, vice president, product marketing, SolarWinds. "Other tools may do some combination of these three functions, but none do all three in a way that's easy to use, simple to understand and affordable. SolarWinds Virtualization Manager 7 with actionable intelligence is the one tool IT departments can use to meet all three needs, and it does so while integrating with the SolarWinds Orion® Platform to provide context all the way from the application to storage layers in a way no one else can."

Analyse the Past, Fix the Present, Prepare for the Future

Virtualisation administrators-expert or accidental-are tasked with overseeing an increasingly complex array of virtual machines and infrastructure, and are inundated with monitoring data and metrics. In fact, according to the 2016 State of Data Center Architecture and Monitoring report by ActualTech Media in partnership with SolarWinds, on average, IT administrators report needing anywhere from an hour to a full day to accurately identify the root cause of a virtualisation performance problem, and even longer to remediate.

To help improve these times, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager 7 builds on the award-winning tool's improved ability to help IT professionals learn from the past by analysing usage trends and to respond to presently active issues by now also enabling them to prevent future problems through predictive analytics-a feature identified as a critical need by 86 percent of respondents in the same report.

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager 7 continuously evaluates environments and workload patterns; recommends actions to fix and prevent issues; and, after confirmation by an administrator, applies fixes immediately or allows them to be scheduled for a more convenient time.

For example, historically, most virtual environment issues that triggered an alert, such as an overprovisioned virtual machine, required a manual resolution. With today's update, not only can administrators now take action to help solve current virtualisation issues from within SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, but they can also schedule future automated changes based on predictive recommendations to proactively address potential issues before they occur.

With these new features, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager is ideal for both novice and expert administrators tasked with managing virtual environments, allowing them to reclaim productivity by being proactive with their virtual environment optimisation.

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Pricing and Availability

SolarWinds Virtualisation Manager pricing starts at $4,215* AUD, including the first year of maintenance. For more information, including a downloadable, free 30-day evaluation, visit the SolarWinds website, or call +61 2 8412 4910.

*Price as of November 2, 2016. Pricing may vary based upon the jurisdiction and applicable currency. Please contact a local SolarWinds sales representative to find pricing specific to your jurisdiction.

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SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, government agencies and educational institutions. We are committed to focusing exclusively on IT Pros, and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. Regardless of where the IT asset or user sits, SolarWinds delivers products that are easy to find, buy, use, maintain, and scale while providing the power to address all key areas of the infrastructure from on premises to the Cloud. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our THWACK online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

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