Columbus, Ohio, October 6, 2009 – Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today announced that its newest version of Veeam Monitor and Veeam Monitor Free Edition has redefined VMware performance monitoring, reporting, capacity planning and troubleshooting. Now both versions support Veeam Business View, which means IT professionals can monitor their VMware environments based on business criteria. This helps them identify the business impact of a virtual infrastructure’s performance and respond accordingly. It also allows them to create flexible alerts based on known server type characteristics and impact to business.
“Now IT professionals can truly understand how the virtual infrastructure impacts specific metrics of the business,” explained Ratmir Timashev, Veeam President and CEO. “Veeam Business View is a free add-on tool that works with Veeam Monitor to help them group, view, manage and report on virtual machines based on criteria such as business unit, department, location, purpose and service level agreement. This gives them an alternate view of the VMware infrastructure, as well as business-centric service-level management, which helps support chargeback and control VM sprawl by linking every virtual machine to a business service.” Veeam Monitor has become the industry standard for VMware monitoring. It is integrated with VMware vCenter to provide cluster-aware monitoring of an organization’s virtual machines. Not only does it support and extend VMware’s management framework, which offloads the monitoring burden from vCenter and results in enhanced performance, but it also can support multiple vCenters and display performance data from the entire virtual infrastructure on a single screen—no matter how large the VMware deployment.
While VMware vCenter does provide a view of the VMware infrastructure, it’s an administrative/technical view, which shows virtual machines grouped by datacenters, clusters, or ESX and ESXi hosts. IT professionals can use VM folders to manually group VMs based on business criteria, but maintaining these folders requires daily error-prone manual procedures, and they are limited to only one categorization dimension.
“Veeam Monitor has become an essential tool in our virtual management toolbox,” explained Tom Williamson, network analyst for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia. “We searched for a monitoring tool that was compatible with VMware ESXi for quite some time, and we found what were looking for in Veeam Monitor. It’s easy to install, simple to configure and collects all the data needed to effectively monitor VMware hosts.”
In addition to its integration with Veeam Monitor, Veeam Business View is also integrated with Veeam Reporter Enterprise, the Veeam nworks Management Pack for VMware and the nworks Smart Plug-in for VMware.
Availability Veeam Monitor 4.5 is available immediately, with North American pricing beginning at $250 USD per socket. The upgrade is available at no charge to Veeam Monitor customers currently on maintenance. More information, including free trial downloads, is available at http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-monitoring.html. Veeam Business View is available now at no charge to all Veeam customers on maintenance. More information, including download links, is available at http://www.veeam.com/vmware-business-view.html.
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 Virtual 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 Enterprise, for VMware performance, storage, capacity reporting and chargeback; Veeam Monitor, for VMware performance monitoring and alerting across multiple vCenters; and Veeam Configurator, offering complete host configuration management. With its acquisition of nworks, Veeam's products include the nworks Smart Plug-in and the nworks Management Pack that incorporate VMware data into enterprise management consoles from HP and Microsoft. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com.
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