SOURCE: Sysload Software

September 12, 2008 12:39 ET

Sysload Software Issues White Paper on "The Truth Behind Virtual Infrastructure Performance"

Sysload's Data Gathering Technology Fixes the Problem of Accurately Measuring the Effects of Virtualization on Server Capacity

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) - Sysload Software, a leader in systems measurement, performance and capacity management solutions for servers and data centers, today announced the release of a new white paper addressing the reality of server virtualization as it affects the performance of physical servers. By increasing the breadth and granularity of measurements through ultra high-performance data gathering technology, the effect that virtual machines have on overall server capacity and performance can now be more accurately measured and managed.

Most tools on the market today that are designed to measure this activity use too few metrics, and do so in units of time too large for accurate measurement; nor do they offer an in-depth view inside of the "guest" operating systems. The Sysload white paper points out that performance data gathered directly from these guest operating systems offers the greatest value in measuring actual physical server performance.

"This white paper is important to read for anyone utilizing server virtualization," said Jérôme de Monteil, Chief Executive Officer of Sysload Software. "The fact is, running a virtual server requires optimal management to ensure optimal performance. Virtualization may reduce the costs of adding physical equipment, but it increases the complexity of server infrastructure and risk of saturation. The ability to accurately measure activity on virtual servers can dramatically reduce costs while improving performance, something every system administrator knows can add value to the data center."

The Sysload White Paper, "The Truth Behind Virtual Infrastructure Performance" can be freely downloaded by visiting www.sysload.com.

Sysload will be exhibiting (booth #753) at the upcoming VMworld Conference September 15-18, The Venetian Las Vegas. For more information visit: www.vmworld.com

About Sysload Software:

Sysload Software, a privately held corporation founded in 1999, is a world leader in systems measurement, performance and capacity management solutions for servers and data centers. It provides a solution to manage both physical and virtual environments on all types of servers found within today's corporate environment (Windows, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX, Linux, Citrix, I-series, Netware, etc.). Sysload's unique technology allows companies to maximize use of current server infrastructure, optimize new server investment and reduce IT management costs. The company has joint headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, and Creteil, France as well as offices in the UK. For more information on Sysload Software, visit www.sysload.com.

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