Unfortunately, travel in January to visit partners and Citrix Summit have kept me so busy I haven’t had much time to continue this series. Here is the next company from the list with some added background –
Akorri’s BalancePoint suite can help solve one of the toughest questions IT teams have around virtualization: How far can I push this physical server by adding on more VMs without affecting application service levels? BalancePoint’s analysis tools can see across server, storage and software issues to help you plan and manage workload balancing issues.
Here is how Akorri describes their product on their website -
A true breakthrough in cross-domain data center management, BalancePoint is a new class of agent-less management software for the virtualized data center. It uses advanced analytics so IT managers and business managers can understand how well data center resources are performing. BalancePoint also helps IT optimize server and storage resource utilization. BalancePoint customers are able to reduce IT infrastructure costs, by using servers and storage more efficiently, and manage the environment with fewer people.
BalancePoint’s Cross-Domain Analysis™ technology collects information from servers, storage, and infrastructure software, and automatically correlates application performance across these domains. By providing a single view across IT silos, Cross-Domain Analysis shortens troubleshooting, saves money, and helps prevent disruptive outages to business-critical applications.
As with the first two partners on this list, Virtual Strategy Magazine did a podcast on Akorri –
Tom Joyce, CEO and President of Akorri (:10)
The focus at Akorri (:22)
Akorri’s work with Cross-Domain Performance Management (:50)
Typical usage case for Akorri’s BalancePoint product (3:07)
How BalancePoint is different from system management tools (5:57)
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