Columbus, Ohio, June 23, 2010 – Veeam Software, innovative provider of data protection, disaster recovery and systems management solutions for VMware virtual datacenter environments and a 2010 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award finalist, today released version 5.5 of its nworks Management Pack™ (MP) for VMware. In addition to several enhancements that are particularly beneficial to enterprises with mission-critical VMware deployments, version 5.5 features a brand-new PRO Pack that provides organizations using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) with automated problem resolution for their VMware infrastructures.
“The Veeam nworks MP and PRO Pack complement Microsoft technologies to enable unified monitoring and management of a heterogeneous virtual infrastructure, including VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V,” explained Ratmir Timashev, Veeam President and CEO. “Not only have we closed the loop on VMware monitoring, but we’ve also leveraged and protected the investments that enterprises have made in Microsoft System Center. Our MP and PRO Pack embody our deep VMware expertise, which is an ideal complement to Microsoft’s monitoring and management framework.”
The enhancements made in version 5.5 are a direct result of customer feedback and Veeam’s continued close partnership with VMware and Microsoft and include the following:
2x scalability and performance
The nworks MP 5.5 provides optimized user-configurable data publication methods. Each data class can have its own publication interval, and data handling can be tuned to more than double scalability and performance, without sacrificing the resolution of key monitoring data or the availability of drilldown metrics.
Improved high availability and load balancing
Version 5.5 also provides improved high availability and load balancing. New failover groups in nworks Enterprise Manager (the new name for nworks Management Center) allow for complete control of failover between collectors. In addition, a new load-balancing algorithm provides for smarter monitoring job placement during failover or when a vCenter is added to the monitored environment.
New deployment toolkit
The new toolkit assists with initial deployment and subsequent growth of the virtual environment. It includes an online calculator for pre-deployment planning that recommends the number of collectors, as well as a built-in wizard for ongoing analysis as the monitored environment grows.
Veeam nworks MP maximizes virtualization outcomes
When Albany International Corp., a global advanced textiles and materials processing company, wanted to monitor and manage its VMware ESX hosts and leverage its investment in Microsoft System Center, Jeff Pardi, the company’s manager for enterprise data services, turned to SRS Technology LLC, which specializes in the design, implementation and configuration of Microsoft infrastructure and System Center technologies. “SRS Technology recommended the Veeam nworks MP because it is ideal for organizations like ours that want to centralize systems management,” Pardi explained. “The MP enables us to tie infrastructure health to virtual machine health, and view both worlds on a single management console, which has saved the company money because we don’t have to train anyone on a new platform.”
Certification, pricing and availability
The Veeam nworks MP is certified by VMware as VMware Ready on both vSphere 4 and VMware Infrastructure 3. In addition, the nworks MP is part of the System Center MP Catalog on Pinpoint, signifying that it has passed Microsoft’s MP best practice analysis and guidelines.
The nworks MP 5.5 is available immediately, with North American MSRP unchanged at $450 per CPU socket. This includes the PRO Pack, which will be generally available in July as a free add-on to the nworks MP. More information is available at http://www.veeam.com/mp and during free public webinars about the new release on Thursday, June 24.
About Veeam Software
Veeam Software, a premier-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner and member of the VMware Ready Management program, provides innovative software for managing VMware vSphere 4 and VMware Infrastructure 3. Veeam offers an award-winning suite of tools to assist the VMware administrator, including #1 for VMware backup: Veeam Backup & Replication™; Veeam Reporter™, for enterprise reporting, change management and capacity planning for VMware; Veeam Monitor™, for VMware performance monitoring and alertingacross multiple vCenters; and Veeam Business View™, a free add-on that works with other Veeam products to provide business categorization for the VMware environment. With its acquisition of nworks, Veeam’s products include the nworks Management Pack and the nworks Smart Plug-in™, which incorporate VMware data into enterprise management consoles from Microsoft and HP. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com.
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The Veeam nworks Management Pack and PRO Pack complement Microsoft technologies to enable monitoring and management of a heterogeneous virtual infrastructure.