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26Mar/120

DataCore UpTempo Software Boosts Performance for Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Databases, Server Virtualization, Citrix, Oracle, SAP, VMware, VDI and Disk I/O Intensive Applications

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) October 2, 2007

Leading storage virtualization vendor DataCore Software today announced that it has released new versions of its UpTempo performance accelerators designed to dramatically boost the performance of Microsoft Windows Server Platforms and their applications. The server versions of UpTempo can dramatically speed up Microsoft Exchange, SQL Databases, Virtual Servers, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) and other File and Disk I/O Intensive Windows Server Applications. UpTempo dramatically speeds up applications by making the computer system read and write data to its disk drives more efficiently. It does this by overcoming today's biggest performance barrier - data input/output (I/O) bottlenecks resulting from slow, mechanical, disk accesses - the most common cause of server and desktop application underperformance. List prices for UpTempo start at $ 49 for XP systems and $ 498 for Windows 2003 Server systems. Trial software is available for download at http://www.datacore.com/download.asp.

According to George Teixeira, CEO and president, DataCore Software, "Time is money and UpTempo can save you time! UpTempo software adds intelligence and predictive, self-learning caching algorithms to speed up workloads and maximize I/O throughput. UpTempo improves response times, maximizes system utilization and dramatically enhances user productivity providing a high Return on Investment (ROI)."

The server performance problem and the widening I/O gap

CPU advances have followed Moore's law for many years - now roughly doubling in speed every 18 months. Memory technologies have gained ground almost as quickly. In sharp contrast, hard drives have taken over 10 years to double in speed. This widening gap in performance makes the rotational and seek time latency of hard drives the biggest performance bottleneck in modern computers.

What is UpTempo?


Advanced disk block cache, a sophisticated "virtual" I/O controller that sits below the file system
An I/O scheduler
A combination of very advanced mechanisms for increasing the performance of local I/O
A set of predictive self learning and workload aware algorithms
A general schema for reducing exception overhead for disk I/O
Software that sits 'below' the Windows file system and improves its performance
Simple-to-use and automated software, requiring no application knowledge from the user
How much does UpTempo help?

Mileage may vary! But, speed ups by a factor of 3 to 4x I/O performance (and sometimes 10x or more) are not uncommon. It depends on how much applications are constrained by I/O bottlenecks. Check out the results from a number of benchmarks (http://www.datacore.com/products/prod_UpTempo_benchmarks.asp). Seeing is believing - take a free test drive! Click here to download: http://www.datacore.com/download.asp.

What types of Windows platforms and applications will benefit from UpTempo performance acceleration?

Most systems today are bottlenecked by I/O and the more tasks and the more disks you have running the more you can gain from UpTempo. Computers are general purpose in nature and therefore workloads constantly change. UpTempo shines in larger multi-user, multi-disk environments. With more traffic there is more congestion and therefore more opportunity for UpTempo to break the bottlenecks and accelerate the I/O. One might not be bottlenecked on I/O during a particular instance of time - but due to changing workloads and usage rates, one likely will be now or later. That's when UpTempo's performance boost really saves the day.

UpTempo's ability to remove I/O bottlenecks improves performance throughout, but the value is even more significant during peak loads on applications such as:

Mail & Collaboration Servers - Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, etc. Heavy loads impact efficient collaboration and productivity. When the volume of user transactions increases greatly, the time required for a user to view his or her schedule, contacts, and tasks, or to send or receive e-mails, etc., may increase from a fraction of a second to many seconds. More traffic may mean more congestion and taking more time than usual to complete. Although Exchange Servers feature internal caches, their effectiveness is reduced as the number of users and I/O transactions increase.

Database Servers - Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, etc. Database management servers are in the top tier of servers placing the heaviest demands on the storage subsystem. They are the subject of much discussion regarding performance optimizations. DBMS servers often under-perform, and disk I/O bottlenecks are often the main reason. Very large, intensely-accessed databases stress the Windows file-system cache.

Online transaction Processing (OLTP), E-Commerce, Financial Applications and Business Intelligence Servers (CRM-ERP-OLAP) - SAP, Macola, Oracle, Microsoft Small Business Financials. Large e-commerce, financial systems and manufacturing and process control systems stress disk I/O capabilities. The large transaction loads, database requirements, report generation, document processing and control systems often are characterized by intense peak loads that overwhelm systems.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructures and Virtual Server Solutions - Thin-Client Server Solutions: Citrix MetaFrame, Microsoft Terminal Server. Virtual server-based computing, by definition, has multiple virtual servers leveraging the same hardware platforms and therefore they centralize multiple loads of I/O data retrieval, disk storage and processing on a single physical server. While this method improves hardware utilization and cost-effectiveness, it also places a larger demand on disk I/O resources that can degrade guest operating system (virtual servers and desktops) performance.

Performance bottlenecked? Is your disk activity light blinking?

Does your system only seem to slow down while performing particular tasks? Are the disk lights steadily blinking while performing these tasks? Do you use a lot of disks? Are you running several applications or multi-user? Does the workloads on your system change over time? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you probably have disk I/O bottlenecks and UpTempo can make a significant impact on your performance.

UpTempo's powerful disk cache helps optimize system resource utilization by applying processor and memory resources to the I/O bottleneck problem.

Learn More

In order to download a PDF of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here: http://www.datacore.com/downloads/UpTempo_FAQs_032306.pdf. You can also visit: http://www.datacore.com/products/prod_UpTempo_faqs.asp.

Additional Information

Also, please see the mention on page 12 of DataCore in the VDI report titled "VDI: A New Desktop Strategy - A Guide to Managing User Desktop Environments with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure." The full VDI report may be accessed on the VMware web site at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vdi_strategy.pdf.

An out-take from report follows: "Block caching using tools such as UpTempo allocates a preset amount of memory to storing data blocks requested by the file system. Pre-fetching of data block based on usage patterns further accelerates data access. Writes can be written to memory and flushed to disk periodically for improved performance."

About DataCore Software

DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization software, fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage with innovative software that combines advanced functions and services with the agility and savings of hardware independence. DataCore's disk server software easily adds capacity expansion and centralized storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, VMware, MacOS, and NetWare systems. DataCore is privately

18Jun/110

V-locity 2.0 Released with Support for VMware

V-locity 2.0 Released with Support for VMware














Burbank, CA (Vocus) July 20, 2010

Diskeeper Corporation has officially shipped V-locity™ 2.0, a new virtual platform disk optimizer designed to deliver invisible background optimization of all Windows® Guest operating systems running on the VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms. New to V-locity 2.0, is the addition of the breakthrough IntelliWrite™ fragmentation prevention technology originally introduced with Diskeeper 2010. Utilizing IntelliWrite technology, V-locity writes files to the disk to prevent up to 85 percent of fragmentation from occurring before it even happens.

Already a VMware and Microsoft partner for its Diskeeper® performance software, V-locity was made to create a virtual-specific product that not only performs defragmentation functions, but also synchronizes the complex and ongoing activity between host and multiple guest operating systems in a virtualized environment.

As virtualization platforms begin to age, fragmentation of files in Windows host and guest operating systems generates more disk I/O than should be necessary. Fragmentation creates more overhead on the OS and file system. While CPU, Network, and memory resources may allow for greater VM density, the disk subsystem can become a virtualization “high” hurdle.

“Fragmentation clogged disk subsystems can lead to an inability to run more VMs on given hardware infrastructure, and lead to disk performance bottlenecks for VMs that share a common storage subsystem,” notes Diskeeper Product Manager, Michael Materie. “V-locity is designed to alleviate the ‘virtual’ disk bottleneck for VMs and provide a faster and more efficient computing platform for new consolidation and provisioning initiatives, without having to add more hardware.”

“First of all, when building out my environment I make sure to have fast hard drives, controllers, etc., in order to make sure not to suffer bottlenecks. In addition, I am very careful about not over-committing resources. However, I was shocked to see, after deploying V-locity, how much performance increased on the servers I had hosting disk-intensive operations. This includes our database server, our Exchange server, and to a certain extent, two terminal servers,” stated Bill Philpot Manager of Information Technology at Mesa Industries, Inc.

Diskeeper Corporation’s proprietary technology, IntelliWrite writes files in a non-fragmented condition. Copy on write solutions (e.g. as used by Snapshots) take action on changes to data at a block level. Moving data, as is done in a defragmentation job to consolidate file fragments in a logical file system, can trigger copy on write solutions to take extra actions such as using more storage capacity, unnecessarily. Writing a file contiguously eliminates the need to defragment it after it has been created.

InvisiTasking® technology, another Diskeeper Corporation proprietary technology, is specifically engineered to allow “background” applications to operate with zero impact/overhead on a system. With V-locity 2, the InvisiTasking technology has been “enlightened” to operate across a virtual platform. Even as more VMs are added to a host platform or dynamically migrated to new hosts (e.g. vMotion, Live Migration), the enlightened InvisiTasking will continue to dynamically adjust to changing environments, providing V-locity 2.0 users with “Set It and Forget It” ® optimization of their virtual disk platforms.

V-locity also frees up vital storage resources by eliminating virtual disk “bloat”. This is the wasted disk space that takes place when virtual disks are set to dynamically grow but don’t then shrink when users or applications remove data. V-locity actually compacts the virtual disk, thereby preventing waste and allowing IT Managers to better allocate their virtual storage resources.

V-locity has four unique solution sets:


    InvisiTasking – coordinates resource usage to ensure defrag is 100% invisible

    IntelliWrite – prevent fragmentation and offer 100% compatibility in all environments

    Virtual Disk Intelligence – automatically detects and configures based on virtual disk type

    Virtual Disk Compaction – shrinks/compacts virtual disks that are set to grow-as-needed

V-locity consists of three components:

    V-locity Host installed in the VMware ESX Host or Windows Server 2008/R2 operating system running Hyper-V.

    V-locity Guest installed in all Windows virtual machines.

    For VMware ESX platforms: V-locity includes a small application that allows you to remotely connect from your Windows desktop to the V-locity Host component on an ESX system.

Note: On Windows platforms, each component will optimize its respective OS; performing defragmentation of files and consolidation of free space. This minimizes unnecessary I/O passed from the OS to the disk subsystem and aligns data on the drives for optimal access.

Estimated Street price begins at $ 199.95 per CPU-core. To inquire about volume licensing discounts, call 800-829-6468 or contact your favorite reseller. Trialware and information available at: Diskeeper Corporation

About Diskeeper Corporation—Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies®: CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators of Global Fortune 1000 and Forbes 500 enterprises rely on Diskeeper software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability to their business laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper 2010 is the only product to prevent fragmentation before it happens. Diskeeper Corporation further provides real-time data protection and real-time data recovery with Undelete® data recovery software (http://www.undelete.com). InvisiTasking® technology enables any process to run completely invisibly in the background, fully tapping the power of otherwise unused idle resources (http://www.invisitasking.com).

© 2010 Diskeeper Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Diskeeper, V-locity, InvisiTasking, IntelliWrite, Undelete, real-time data protection and real-time data recovery and Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies are trademarks owned by Diskeeper Corporation. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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17Jun/110

IT Hardware Company Atlantix Global Systems Attains Enterprise Level Partnership with VMware

IT Hardware Company Atlantix Global Systems Attains Enterprise Level Partnership with VMware











Atlantix Global Systems President & CEO Brian Glahn


Norcross, GA (PRWEB) June 08, 2011

Three years ago this month IT Hardware leader Atlantix Global and VMware began a ‘green IT’ collaboration to deliver a superior combination of environmentally efficient solutions to the IT Hardware industry. Since then, both Atlantix Global and VMware have worked to strengthen their partnership through the effective marriage of VMware’s Cloud computing solutions and Atlantix Global’s extensive availability of refurbished Cisco, IBM, HP and Sun Microsystems hardware.

In May 2009, Atlantix Global Systems announced that it would pursue a working partnership with VMware to be added to Atlantix’s existing Citrix virtualization offerings. Atlantix Global Systems focuses on creating a sustainable and environmentally efficient answer to the increasing demand for computing power.

“Atlantix has been enabling ‘green IT’ solutions even before it was a corporate & global priority. Our partnership with VMware reinforces our commitment to green initiatives while leveraging the business benefits of virtualization…” says Brian Glahn President of Atlantix Global Systems.

Atlantix Global Systems, a company based out of Norcross Georgia, has been operating for more than 30 years in the refurbished IT Hardware sector. While initially providing the lion share of Sun Microsystems refurbished equipment in the United States recently additional product offerings such as used HP, Cisco, IBM and DELL hardware have brought the benefits of technology reuse to the forefront of consumer availability.

Many environmental advocates see the reduction of overall consumption coupled with the reuse of technology assets as the beginning of a much needed sustainable model. VMware boasts an increase of hardware utilization of every server in production allowing on average an 80 percent decrease of power and cooling costs in a server environment. Extrapolate that number to what the Environmental Protection Agency claims to be the “4.5 Billion kWH annually” or “1.5 percent of the countries total [power consumption] …” that datacenters consumed on average within recent years. This clearly illustrates the necessary role of virtualization technologies within IT infrastructures to come. Even though the amount of power used is staggering, in the same report, power consumption was shown to have doubled from 2000 to 2006 and is expected to double again in years to come. This means that if they don’t already, many companies and datacenters alike will start to see a decreasing availability of power and space to accommodate their growth.

On the other side of the ‘green IT’ movement are companies like Atlantix Global Systems who enable VMware’s virtualization to occur by allowing the consumer direct access to what would normally be the price restrictive high end hardware required to fully capitalize on the latest VM technology. Instead refurbished hardware can average a savings of 60 percent off of the MSRP. The real environmental benefit however is the Cradle-to-Cradle model. According to a recent publication by R.Kuehr and Eric Williams “Computers and the Environment: Understanding and Managing their Impacts” a 20 fold reduction of carbon emissions by simply reusing the technology that has already been introduced into the IT hardware marketplace.

“More and more businesses are recognizing the need to balance business improvement with sustainability, and many of them have turned to market leaders like VMware and Atlantix Global to fulfill that mission.” said Jason Strand, head of Atlantix Global’s Pre-Sales Engineering department. When asked how the addition of VMware has effected Atlantix’s existing portfolio, Jeff Willaims, Senior VP of Sales responded, “we have expanded our product offerings but our philosophy has remained; We offer a non-biased multi-platform solution that aligns best to fulfill our customers technology needs. The addition of VMware extends our service capability.”

About Atlantix

In business for over 30 years, Atlantix is one of the largest resellers of enterprise-class IT Hardware in the world. It is a ‘green IT’ international company doing business on every continent. Atlantix buys and sells broker to broker and sells to end users and resellers. It is different than a VAR or a manufacturing representative. It stocks over $ 30M in hardware inventory; so when a customer needs a product, they have it. Atlantix has over 130 IT professionals and 30 on-site manufacturer trained engineers that are specialists in their product lines. With this attribute, Atlantix provides excellence in logistical services. Atlantix is able to provide on-site configuration and testing of equipment for customers at all times. For more information visit http://www.AtlantixGlobal.com.

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28May/110

VMware Virtual Computing Solution Brings Major Savings To London Borough

VMware Virtual Computing Solution Brings Major Savings To London Borough










(PRWEB) October 6, 2006

The new VMware server estate, installed earlier this year, replaced more than 40 of the Borough’s oldest servers (20% of its total estate) and is already saving 70% on power consumption (both directly and through cooling).

“For some time we’d been exploring the whole area of virtualisation, and specifically VMware, as a means of tackling our IT issues and long overdue upgrade,” said Beth Hague, London Borough of Hillingdon’s ICT project manager.

“Having targeted VMware as the likely solution we knew we had to have an expert in the field as such a major undertaking demanded close cooperation and trust between the preferred VMware Authorised Consultancies (VAC) and Hillingdon.”

“Of the four VACs who submitted a tender, Insite was the only one to answer all the questions we posed” said Hague “Not only that, they raised other pertinent issues at the time.”

Hillingdon’s brief demanded an outline plan and timescales, full costings to include consultancy, staff training and upgradeable licences plus advice on any hardware or network procurement thought necessary. The whole programme would be subject to a fixed price contract.

Insite is the first VAC partner authorised to use the VMware Capacity Planner and regularly delivers strategic and technical services on behalf of VMware UK. The most obvious, immediate benefit of this to Hillingdon was the removal of the existing servers rendered redundant overnight by the VMware virtualisation programme.

They were replaced by HP Proliant DL-585 server configured with four AMD Opteron Dual Core processors capable of supporting between 24 and 48 virtual machines depending on the CPU, memory and disk in/out required by each one.

“All our expectations and business objectives for the virtualisation programme have been met in full’” said Hague. In fact, as the first phase was relatively easy and the measurable results had so impressed we have decided to push ahead with phase two this year,” she concluded.

About Insite:

Insite is one of the UK’s leading VMware virtual computing specialists with over a decade of experience. The company was formed in 1994 and in the last two years has been deploying remote access/systems integration solutions using “thin client” technology to a large number of high profile organisations in the UK. The company places a strong emphasis on personal customer service and supplies on-site consultancy, expertise and professional services.

The company is a VMware Authorised Consultancy (VAC) and an accredited Microsoft Certified Gold partner and is considered the leading player in the Windows Terminal Services arena in the UK. Insite is also a Solutions Partner of Sunbelt Software the supplier of DT.

For further information on Insite, please visit: http://www.insite-europe.co.uk

About The London Borough of Hillingdon:

The London Borough of Hillingdon is the westernmost of all the London boroughs and is the second largest in terms of area. It includes Heathrow and Northolt airports, Brunel University and the world-renowned Harefield Hospital.

For further information please contact Richard Nelson via e-mail or call: 07795 422211.

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18May/110

VMware, Virtualization or Cloud Computing Job? Yes Please!

VMware, Virtualization or Cloud Computing Job? Yes Please!











London, UK (PRWEB) May 13, 2009

Consider this; Why would a Virtualization or Cloud Computing Professional in the midst of a job search want to look at unrelated jobs posted on generic job boards?        

The answer is simply they don't.

The VM People job board allows Virtualization & Cloud Computing professionals the opportunity to search for thousands of VMware Jobs, Virtualization Jobs and Cloud Computing Jobs that are relevant to their interests and skills.

Simple and secure services mean thousands of job seekers can spend less time trawling various websites looking for jobs and concentrate on finding work within this exciting industry.

Mike Hilton, Director of VM People told PR Web: "Throughout the world Virtualization professionals now turn to VM People, The Virtualization and Cloud Computing Job Board to enhance their search for employment".

Upload your CV today and connect with the top companies who are recruiting right now.

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VM People

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9May/110

SAN SnapShot Backup for VMWare – Does Your Backup Always Completes In Seconds, Is 1000x Faster and Costs 90% Less?

SAN SnapShot Backup for VMWare - Does Your Backup Always Completes In Seconds, Is 1000x Faster and Costs 90% Less?











SAN Snapshot Backup for VMWare Solution


(PRWEB) March 18, 2010

SnapShot Backup for VMWare is the New Generation of Backup for VMWare. It reduces operational costs, simplifies backup architecture and reduces backup impact by integrating VMWare backup with multi-vendor SAN arrays into single solution.

SnapShot Backup for VMWare eliminates the need for media/proxy servers, reading/copying of data, backup windows, and vStorage/VCB snapshot based backup.

Ivan Tsarynny, Ardeo Logic's President and CEO explains: "Data Backup is often a huge struggle for businesses of all sizes. Backup is a complex ecosystem of infinitely growing amount of data, servers, disk/tape systems and networks. Most firms have difficulty completing backups in the backup window, and a large number of restores fail.

The most common challenges for "data read & copy" based backups are:

1.    Failed backups

2.    Failed Restores

3.    Expensive Infrastructure: Media servers, network and disk storage.

Our clients asked for a new solution that eliminates performance impacts, complexity, and overhead costs inherent by the traditional approaches.

Commonsense solution is simple:

1.    Safe, Instant and Zero Impact backup that keeps your business running 24x7x365

2.    Restore of individual files, guest VM and entire datacenters in seconds

3.    Media server-less backup process that eliminates data transfer, network impact and storage duplication

Imagine a day when your data is backed up by SAN snapshots. Your data is safe 24/7/365, is never copied through media servers, and can be restored in seconds. Restore requests for individual files, VM servers and entire ESX hosts are done in seconds, directly from SAN snapshots and replicas. You have piece of mind that your data is safe and you know that you lowered your total backup costs by approximately 90%.

Ask yourself if it's something you would enjoy?"

SnapShot Backup v3.0 for VMWare with granular file, disk and server level restore offers:

1.    100% Reliable Backup - uses your trusted SAN hardware for data backup and restore. Hardware snapshots unlike software backup is near 100% successful

2.    Zero Impact Backup eliminates backup windows, backups can run 24x7x365

3.    Simplicity - 1 SnapShot Backup server replaces up to 30 traditional media servers

4.    Reduced Impact - no backup data is transferred over the network

5.    Immediate ROI and Low cost of ownership - "proxy server-less" backup process, no need to purchase VMWare Backup License for all servers and no storage wasted for holding backups

SnapShot Backup for VMWare performs Backups using SAN Snapshot functionality of your SAN. It seamlessly integrates with your existing SAN arrays, discovers Data Volumes, VMWare datastores, VMDK files associated guest VM servers.

SnapShot Backup v3.0 lets you restore VM servers to the exact "UP and Running" state by creating VM's RAM snapshot, quiescence of VM's file systems, and for extra protection takes an optional VMWare based snapshots.

Features:

    Instant SAN snapshot backups & restores
    File & server level restore from SAN snapshot
    Quiescence VM's file system before SAN snapshot
    VM's RAM snapshot before SAN snapshot
    VM's vmdk files can be located on multiple LUNs and Datastores
    Optional VM level snapshot before SAN snapshot
    Traditional vStorage and VCB backup with Change Block Tracking
    vSphere 4, ESX, ESXi and vCenter support
    Integrates your SAN array with VMware platform backup
    Cross vendor SAN array support: EMC, NETAPP, and more
    Windows MMC GUI and service that runs on Windows 32/64 bit Virtual or Physical servers

Pricing and Availability

SnapShot Backup for VMware is available now for public preview. Pricing starts at $ 499 per VMWare server CPU socket. Book your one-on-one WebEx demonstration by phone 1-877-272-8239 or email sales(at)ardeologic(dot)com

About Ardeo Logic Inc

Ardeo Logic, is located in Toronto, Canada and is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner; provides trusted and innovative data protection products for VMWare platform. Learn more about Ardeo Logic at http://www.ArdeoLogic.com.

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18Apr/110

Great Lakes Computer Offers Free VMware Essentials Plus and Free Upgrades to vSphere Standard with Dell PowerEdge R710 Servers

Great Lakes Computer Offers Free VMware Essentials Plus and Free Upgrades to vSphere Standard with Dell PowerEdge R710 Servers











VMware Enterprise Partner


Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 14, 2011

Great Lakes Computer, a 25-year-old billion dollar VMware and Dell reseller, announces it is offering free VMware Essentials Plus and free upgrades to vSphere Standard, with the purchase of select Dell R710 servers.

Free VMware Essentials Plus Promotion Details:

VMware Essentials Plus (supporting up to 3 hosts) retails for $ 3,495, but Dell PowerEdge customers can get it free of charge when they purchase three R710 PowerEdge server bundlesfrom Great Lakes Computer. Each Dell R710 host is fully redundant and optimized for virtualized environments with two 6-core Intel processors, 96GB of memory, two hard drives and a three year on-site Dell warranty.

Essentials Plus provides an all-in-one solution to build a virtualization cluster on three physical hosts. This reduces hardware costs, while ensuring superior high application availability and data protection.

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus includes:


    VMware ESXi or VMware ESX hypervisor architecture
    VMFS (Virtual Machine File System)
    4-way Virtual SMP
    VMware vCenter Server Agent
    VMware vStorage APIs / VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB)
    VMware Update Manager
    VMware High Availability (HA)
    VMware Data Recovery
    VMware vCenter Server for Essentials
    VMware vMotion

Free Upgrade to vSphere Standard Promotion Details:

Providing the exact same features as VMware essentials, vSphere Standard Acceleration supports unlimited hosts. The upgrade to vSphere Standard retails for $ 4,350, includes two processor licenses and is available free of charge with the purchase of a Dell R710 server. The server is configured with two 6-core processors, 192GB of memory, two 146GB hard drives and a three year on-site Dell warranty.

Expiring June 15th, 2011, these free VMware promotions are available exclusively through Great Lakes Computer and represent packaged discounts usually reserved for only the largest volume VMware and Dell customers. While configured to VMware best practices, the hardware configurations can be customized to meet specific technical requirements.

When asked what was behind the exclusive VMware promotion, the Dell Business Manager for Great Lakes Computer was quoted as saying; "The R710 is a rock solid VMware server and is one of Dell’s most popular PowerEdge models. We wanted to promote the benefits of virtualization and let customers leverage our staff of certified VMware engineers. What better way is there than by offering what is, in our opinion, the best VMware and Dell server promotion in the market?”

Those interested in learning more about this exclusive VMware promotion are encouraged to contact Great Lakes Computer on the web or by calling 800-488-2587.

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17Apr/110

Great Lakes Computer Offers Free VMware Essentials Plus and Free Upgrades to vSphere Standard with HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Servers

Great Lakes Computer Offers Free VMware Essentials Plus and Free Upgrades to vSphere Standard with HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Servers











VMware Enterprise Partner


Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 21, 2011

Great Lakes Computer, a 25-year-old billion dollar VMware and HP reseller, announces it is offering free VMware Essentials Plus and free upgrades to vSphere Standard with the purchase of select HP ProLiant DL380 G7 servers.

Free VMware Essentials Plus Promotion Details:

VMware Essentials Plus (supporting up to 3 hosts) retails for $ 3,495 but HP ProLiant customers can get it free of charge when they purchase three DL380 G7 server bundlesfrom Great Lakes Computer. Each DL380 G7 host is fully redundant and optimized for virtualized environments with two 6-core Intel processors, 96GB of memory, two hard drives and a three year on-site HP warranty.

Essentials Plus provides an all-in-one solution to build a virtualization cluster on three physical hosts. This reduces hardware costs, while ensuring superior high application availability and data protection.

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus includes:


    VMware ESXi or VMware ESX hypervisor architecture
    VMFS (Virtual Machine File System)
    4-way Virtual SMP
    VMware vCenter Server Agent
    VMware vStorage APIs / VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB)
    VMware Update Manager
    VMware High Availability (HA)
    VMware Data Recovery
    VMware vCenter Server for Essentials
    VMware vMotion

Free Upgrade to vSphere Standard Promotion Details:

Providing the exact same features as VMware essentials, vSphere Standard Acceleration supports unlimited hosts. The upgrade to vSphere Standard retails for $ 4,350, includes two processor licenses and is available free of charge with the purchase of a DL380 G7 server. The server is configured with two six core processors, 192GB of memory, two 146GB hard drives and a three year on-site HP warranty.

Expiring June 15th, 2011, these free VMware promotions are available exclusively through Great Lakes Computer and represent packaged discounts usually reserved for only the largest volume VMware and HP customers. While configured to VMware best practices, the hardware configurations can be customized to meet specific technical requirements.

When asked what was behind the exclusive VMware promotion, the HP Business Manager for Great Lakes Computer was quoted as saying; "The DL380 G7 is a rock solid VMware server and is one of HP’s most popular ProLiant models. We wanted to promote the benefits of virtualization and let customers leverage our staff of certified VMware engineers. What better way is there than by offering what is, in our opinion, the best VMware and HP server promotion in the market?”

Those interested in learning more about this exclusive VMware promotion are encouraged to contact Great Lakes Computer on the web or by calling 800-488-2587.

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10Apr/110

Great Lakes Computer Reinstates Free HP c-Class Blade Server Offer to VMware vSphere Customers

Great Lakes Computer Reinstates Free HP c-Class Blade Server Offer to VMware vSphere Customers











HP c7000


Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) August 7, 2009

Great Lakes Computer, a 23 year old global HP technology reseller with well in excess of $ 1 billion technology sales, announced today it will begin offering free HP c-Class blade servers.

Promoting the launch of VMware's new vSphere 4.0 virtualization product, which recently replaced Virtual Infrastructure 3.5 (VI3), Great Lakes Computer is offering free HP blade server model BL460, BL465 and BL685s with the purchase of VMware vSphere and 1yr platinum support for 2 CPU's.

The free blade server comes with 2 quad core processors, 8GB of memory and a 3yr warranty, but can be customized to meet your specific needs.

This promotion is available exclusively through Great Lakes Computer. For specific promotion and configuration details, contact Great Lakes Computer or refer to the accompanying documents.

In addition to the free HP blade servers, Great Lakes Computer is also offering a free C7000 blade enclosure with the purchase of 8 or more vSphere licenses. The combined package savings are at discounted levels, usually reserved for only the largest HP enterprise customers.

Qualifying VMware vSphere SKU's:

VS4-ENT-C            

VS4-ENT-P-SSS-C

Eligible HP c-Class blade server models:

HP BL460

HP BL465

HP BL685

c7000 chassis

When asked what was behind the vSphere free blade promotion, a spokesperson for Great Lakes Computer was quoted as saying, "In anticipation of our upcoming attendance at the 2009 VMworld show in San Francisco, we wanted to promote the Great Lakes Computer brand name on a national level, and bring our aggressive HP server prices and VMware professional services capabilities to a broader customer base. What better way is there than offering what is, in our opinion, simply the best VMware and HP blade server package in the market."

"VMware customers attending the VMworld show are encouraged to stop by Great Lakes Computer's booth # 1208 and learn more about our company and the free blade server promotion."

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Performance Sentry VM – Providing Professional Class Performance Data Collection in Your VMware Environment

Performance Sentry VM - Providing Professional Class Performance Data Collection in Your VMware Environment










Naples, FL (PRWEB) July 20, 2010

Demand Technology Software, Inc., the creator of Performance Sentry® and NTSMF®, has announced the release of Performance Sentry VM™.

The Technical Details

    Performance Sentry VM, runs as a service in Windows Server 2008, Vista or Windows 7, connecting directly to the ESX or ESXi host server.
    Performance Sentry VM (PSVM) provides an open and efficient method of collecting and retaining VMware performance metrics as Windows performance objects and counters. Using APIs, it retrieves host and guest metrics, formatting them into Windows Performance objects and counters that can be viewed in Windows Perfmon.

The Benefits

One of the great benefits of Performance Sentry VM is the open nature of its design. By collecting VMware performance metrics directly from ESX server and converting those metrics to Windows performance objects and counters, the data collected by PSVM is available to any Windows Management Platform through either WMI or SNMP.

“We designed the product based upon the requirements of our existing customer base, but the open nature of the design makes it a valuable tool for anyone with a need to collect and retain VMware performance data” said Phil Henninge, president of Demand Technology Software.

“Existing VMware solutions do a great job of displaying basic performance metrics in real time and in limited historical reporting, but performance and capacity planning professionals need more detailed data to do their analysis. We believe that providing detailed VMware performance data in a Windows format is a great benefit to professionals who can leverage their current Windows management infrastructure for VMware reporting.”

Availability

Performance Sentry VM is currently available for evaluation at the Demand Technology Software website, http://www.demandtech.com/products_sentryvm.html. Introductory pricing for PSVM begins at $ 195 per CPU core.

Resellers can obtain information on programs and pricing by calling 239-494-8162, or by e-mail: sales@demandtech.com.

About Demand Technology Software, Inc.

Demand Technology Software is an industry leader in Server Performance Management and Capacity Planning, delivering innovative performance monitoring tools that keep large-scale server environments running smoothly.

For more information on Demand Technology, please see http://www.demandtech.com or call Joanne Decker at 239-494-8166.

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