Vizioncore Offers Virtual Infrastructure Performance Management with vFoglight QuickView
Vizioncore, a provider of virtualization data protection and management solutions and subsidiary of Quest Software, announced the availability of vFoglight QuickView, the free edition of its vFoglight virtualization management offering. vFoglight QuickView is a monitoring solution that provides alerts and data to help enable administrators to quickly detect, diagnose and resolve issues within the virtual infrastructure.
Based on technology from Quest, vFoglight QuickView offers real-time
visibility and understanding of the state of the virtual infrastructure
and its dependencies. Other features include performance reporting to
help identify resource contention and other issues that affect
performance and availability and a user interface (UI) built expressly
for VM administrators.
"vFoglight QuickView gives virtual administrators the tools to grasp
and manage the complexities inherent within highly virtualized
environments," said Steve Stover, senior director of product management
for Vizioncore. "The availability of a free tool of this caliber, which
provides visibility, monitoring and reporting for understanding the
performance and availability of virtual environments, is of paramount
importance to our customers as they continue to deploy and grow server
Vizioncore provides a migration from vFoglight QuickView to the
full-featured vFoglight by extending performance monitoring while
adding capacity planning, chargeback and service management for
greater visibility and control of virtual infrastructures.
"Right out of the box, vFoglight QuickView gave us full visibility into
our virtualized cloud environment," said Chadd Warwick, a systems
architect with CSS Hosted Systems. "Instead of spending hours searching
through logs to find the source of a problem, vFoglight QuickView gives
us the visibility and ability to identify the root cause in minutes.
The reporting capabilities have allowed us to provide daily summaries
to management on utilization against our investment. We were also
able to reclaim over 400GB from snapshots we didn't know about."
According to a report from technology analyst firm Gartner, the server
virtualization management market will exceed $3.3 billion in annual revenue by
2013. In addition, Gartner states the hypervisor is rapidly becoming a
"zero cost" item, with functionality moving to hardware.
Stover said VM administrators often struggle to understand the
performance of their virtual environment and need both tools and
techniques to resolve common infrastructure problems. "Having this
capability without the risk of costly implementations and license fees
is a huge benefit," he said. "The Vizioncore vCommunity allows users
to collaborate with their peers while better understanding how
vFoglight QuickView can improve their operational efficiency."
In late May, the company introduced vRanger Pro Data Protection
Platform (DPP). Version 4.5 of the image-based data protection
technology features Active Block Mapping (ABM) accompanied by Change
Block Tracking (CBT). ABM queries the Windows OS to remove inactive
blocks from read lists during backups, which accelerates the
data-collection process by an average of 49 percent compared with
vRanger Pro 4.2.3. ABM works on its own to speed full backups,
typically performed weekly by Vizioncore customers. ABM also works in
combination with CBT to speed incremental and differential backups,
typically performed nightly.