SOURCE: SolarWinds


July 15, 2011 07:30 ET

SolarWinds New VM-to-Cloud Calculator Free Tool Estimates Cost to Move Virtual Machines to the Cloud

VM-to-Cloud Calculator Makes Comparing Costs for Amazon EC2, Windows Azure and Rackspace Cloud Servers Quick and Easy

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 15, 2011) - SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its latest virtualization management free tool alongside the popular VM Console and VM Monitor -- VM-to-Cloud Calculator.

Designed to estimate what it would cost to run virtual machines (VM) on a cloud service, VM-to-Cloud Calculator takes inventory of all the VMs running on a user's network and after the user selects which VMs a user wants to move, the VM-to-Cloud Calculator estimates and compares costs for Amazon EC2, Windows Azure and Rackspace Cloud Servers.

As the virtualized environment changes, the VM-to-Cloud Calculator will refine the estimates to reflect the current VM inventory.

"For IT pros curious about what it would cost to make the big move to the cloud, SolarWinds VM-to-Cloud Calculator is an easy to use solution that eliminates tedious number-crunching and offers a quick vendor comparison. With just a few clicks, you're done," said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds' head geek and VP of technology. "VM-to-Cloud Calculator is another great example of how SolarWinds understands the daily challenges our customers are facing as they move through the stages of virtualization maturity, and what we're doing to help make their jobs a little easier."

VM-to-Cloud Calculator highlights:

  • Automatically inventory your virtual machines and capturing description, CPU, memory, storage, and count
  • Compare cost estimates from Amazon EC2, Windows Azure and Rackspace Cloud Servers
  • Easily generate updated estimates as your virtualized infrastructure evolves

For help managing VMs currently on a network, IT pros can test-drive a free trial of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, and in less than an hour, start getting answers to tough questions such as:

  • How many VMs do I have and which ones are over or under provisioned?
  • Where are the performance bottlenecks in my virtualized environment?
  • How are my VMs configured?
  • How many app servers will fit in my current environment and when will I need more resources?
  • What departments are using which resources?

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated capacity planning, VM sprawl control, performance monitoring, configuration management, chargeback automation, and more.

Additional Resources
Video: VM-to-Cloud Calculator: At What Price the Cloud?

Pricing and Availability

  • SolarWinds VM-to-Cloud Calculator is free and available on the SolarWinds website.
  • Pricing for SolarWinds Virtualization Manager starts at $2,995. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

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