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June 24, 2009 07:15 ET

uptime software Delivers Next-Generation VMware Monitoring and Reporting

New 'Game Changing' Capabilities Improve the Way Enterprises Can Manage, Measure and Monitor Virtual Systems

TORONTO--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - Today uptime software announced the latest version of its popular, value-based systems management software, up.time 5. Through close collaboration with VMware and its vSphere® and vCenter Orchestrator® offerings, up.time's new capabilities aspire to change the way enterprises manage, measure, and monitor their VMware infrastructure.

up.time represents a quantum leap forward for companies that need to drive both performance and cost-savings from their VMware infrastructure, while ensuring a consistent quality of service. It does this by providing IT managers with an unobstructed view of the datacenter to efficiently manage distributed applications and global services levels, while maximizing enterprise-wide IT resources. The solution's ability to span both physical and virtual realms has helped hundreds of customers achieve new levels of performance and render immediate cost savings. QuickPlay Media, a customer dedicated to providing solutions that manage the business of mobile video for the world's leading communications providers, is one example.

"In our business having the ability to easily monitor our infrastructure and applications from a common vantage point is essential," said Dan Labelle, IT Operations Manager, QuickPlay Media. "Since day one we've been impressed with the functionality and continued support for our BEA applications and VMware tools. Aside from the value derived from the specific features, the product is easy to use and administer -- our upgrade from up.time 4 to version 5 was seamless and took only 10 minutes to complete."

The new capabilities announced today -- advanced visibility, deep VMware metrics and reporting, automated problem resolution and incidence avoidance -- raise the bar for managing VMware performance with:

--  Increased VMware efficiency though dramatic increases in VM density
    and optimized VM workloads.
--  Automated incidence avoidance that reduces manual find/fix by
    automatically heading off reoccurring problems before they happen. Deep and
    seamless integration with VMware vCenter Orchestrator® makes building out
    automated problem avoidance workflows easy, providing advanced capabilities
    for SMB and Enterprise companies. This dramatically reduces Mean-Time-To-
    Repair and required resources, while increasing performance and
--  Fast problem isolation and resolution through intelligent alerting,
    easy pinpointing of root cause, and automated actions that can eliminate
    recurring outages in the future.
--  Rapid VMware infrastructure growth requiring fewer resources by
    delivering an easy-to-use consolidation, monitoring, optimization, and
    automation solution, all while helping reduce VM sprawl.
--  Improved visibility and manageability of the entire infrastructure
    from a single console, including virtual and physical infrastructures and
    applications, and across multiple datacenters.

"The new version of up.time combines several unique attributes into an easy-to-use enterprise monitoring package," said Bernd Harzog, former Gartner analyst and current CEO of APM Experts. "up.time supports a broad array of physical infrastructure in IT, while also providing advanced and unique VMware specific features. This deeper integration with VMware vSphere, including automated problem resolution and automated problem avoidance, will help customers who need to leverage VMware but want to manage other systems (Windows, Unix, etc) with one tool as well."

An enterprise version of up.time is available for a risk-free 30 day evaluation download here (a Virtual Appliance is also available for download here). uptime software's world-class support services are free during this evaluation period to help customers drive value in their environments.

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About uptime software

Companies of all sizes rely on uptime to deliver IT value effectively. Through innovative and award-winning solutions, and an exceptional client experience, uptime helps IT professionals dramatically reduce downtime, maximize operational efficiency, and prove IT's value to its customers.

uptime software inc. is a privately held corporation founded in 2001 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada. With over 600 clients in 32 countries, uptime is a premier provider of systems management software for virtual and physical server monitoring, capacity planning, and service and application monitoring for the SMB and Enterprise marketplaces. Visit us online at

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