SOURCE: SolarWinds


September 07, 2011 16:45 ET

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Wins Best of VMworld - Virtualization Management at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that its virtualization performance management solution, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, won Best of VMworld "Gold" in the virtualization management category at the VMworld conference on Aug. 31, 2011 in Las Vegas.

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager is available to download on SolarWinds website for a free, 30-day evaluation.

The Best of VMworld Awards hosted by TechTarget, Inc., covered eight product categories, including business continuity and data protection, security and compliance for virtualization, virtualization management, hardware for virtualization, desktop virtualization, private cloud computing technologies, public/hybrid cloud computing technologies, new technology, and best of show.

TechTarget's site editors appointed a team of independent industry experts to select winning products from more than 250 entrants. The team named winners based on innovation, performance, ease of integration and manageability, functionality, value and ability to fill a market gap.

According to, judges described SolarWinds Virtualization Manager as a virtualization management tool that helps IT departments move from the early stages of virtualization deployment to implementation of private cloud and IT as a Service. One stand-out feature is its "Google-like search for VMs," the judges said.

SolarWinds' Senior Director of Product Management, Jonathan Reeve, who accepted the award on behalf of the company, said, "SolarWinds Virtualization Manager is designed for ease of use for managing and scaling dynamic virtual environments at a price point all can afford. It's an honor to be recognized among such innovative and powerful virtualization management solutions at VMworld and a thrill to celebrate this achievement with our team."

Virtualization management category entrants must be able to monitor, track and troubleshoot virtual machine (VM) availability and performance problems; migrate files; manage VM lifecycles; configure and provision VMs; or provide other VM management functions.

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager highlights:

  • Time Travel: Map dependencies and perform forensic troubleshooting and historic problem analysis in fast moving virtual environments.
  • vSphere™ Plugin: Perform virtualization management tasks directly from the VMware vCenter inventory.
  • Capacity Planning I/O: Support storage and network I/O in capacity planning to help efficiently budget and plan for new purchases, identify waste, and investigate public cloud options.
  • Alert Recommendations: Quickly discover and act on performance issues using flexible alerts and integrated recommendations. Launch directly from an alert into dependency map, search, DNA and performance analyzer in context.
  • Improved Performance Charting: Track relational performance correlation using stack charts and graph overlays.
  • New Out-of-the-Box Content: Leverage multiple new alerts, trends and dashboards such as the "host and cluster health" and "showback" dashboard.

Pricing and Availability

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager pricing starts at $2,995 (USD), with the first year of maintenance included. 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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