IT Management: SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Uses VM Performance to Estimate Amazon EC2 Costs
The SolarWinds Virtualization Manager 4.0 tracks compute, network and storage resource use to predict capacity limits, answers "what-if planning questions and estimates what it would cost to run your VMware virtual infrastructure on Amazon's EC2 public cloud service. The tool does not monitor or manage Microsoft Hyper-V or open source hypervisor platforms. The reminted Virtualization Manager (VM) neatly fits with SolarWinds network and system management tools. Tests at eWEEK Labs showed that VM is well worth adding to any sized organizations management toolkit. SolarWinds VM started shipping on June 7 and is available as a virtual appliance. The product costs $2,995 for 50 powered on VMs under management.