Columbus, Ohio, July 13, 2010 – Veeam Software, innovative provider of data protection, disaster recovery and systems management solutions for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today announced support for VMware vSphere 4.1. The first Veeam product to leverage the new functionality in vSphere 4.1 is Veeam Monitor™ 5.0, an easy-to-deploy, framework-independent solution for real-time monitoring, troubleshooting and tuning of VMware environments. A beta version of Monitor 5.0 is available today for download. All commercial Veeam products will support vSphere 4.1 this quarter.
“We truly value our relationship with VMware and are pleased to support their newest release,” explained Ratmir Timashev, Veeam President and CEO. “It’s exceedingly important to Veeam and to our customers that we remain on the forefront of VMware innovation.”
vSphere 4.1 includes several enhancements of particular interest to Veeam customers. “Many of our customers have VMs on NFS shared storage,” said Doug Hazelman, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Veeam. “They’ve been asking for more statistics on NFS and will be pleased that this data is in now available in the vSphere API and, by extension, in Veeam Monitor. NFS is no longer a ‘black box’ or something they have to monitor separately.
“Memory compression is another area that customers tell us they’re excited about,” Hazelman continued. “And with Monitor 5.0, they can quantify and document the savings they achieve with memory compression on ESX(i) hosts and individual VMs.”
Key features in Monitor 5.0 include:
- Full support for vSphere 4.1: Not only is Monitor 5.0 compatible with vSphere 4.1, it also makes use of the new performance metrics in vSphere 4.1 and monitors new vSphere 4.1 capabilities such as memory compression.
- Built-in intelligence: Monitor 5.0 provides more than 100 pre-defined thresholds and alarms to alert VMware administrators of potential performance problems. It also includes a comprehensive knowledge base that explains each alarm, with possible causes, suggested resolution and links to external sources of additional information.
- Dashboards: Monitor 5.0 includes a dashboard for each object in the virtual infrastructure tree, proving an at-a-glance view of the most useful information for any object, with easy drilldown to more detailed information, as required.
- Other new features include monitoring of logical disk space, snapshot monitoring and Infrastructure Overview reports that provide management-level reports for any part of the virtual infrastructure. Monitor 5.0 also includes streamlined alarm management, enhanced scalability and architecture improvements.
Pricing and Availability
The beta version of Veeam Monitor 5.0 is available immediately for download. A trial license key is required and is provided at no charge. The software will be generally available this quarter, with North American MSRP unchanged at $250 per socket. A free version of Monitor is also available. For more information or to download the beta, go to http://www.veeam.com/go/monitor-50.
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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