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Vizioncore Launches vOptimizer Pro

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. -- Vizioncore Inc., the market leader in server virtualization management, today announced the general availability of vOptimizer Pro. vOptimizer Pro enables customers to reclaim over-allocated and unused space in Windows virtual machines. vOptimizer Pro also automates storage reclamation from Windows guest operating systems in order to reduce storage requirements and improve virtual machine performance and was a finalist at the Best of VMworld Awards 2008.

Typically 50 to 80 percent of a virtual machine’s footprint is unused space allocated at the initial point of provisioning. vOptimizer Pro allows customers to reclaim this storage capacity by inspecting the virtual machine’s file system and subsequently resizing the partition while also streamlining the guest operating system. Freespace quotas allow administrators to specify the amount of storage headroom required by different categories of virtual machines. These are rules that can automatically reduce and/or increase volume size.

“Virtualized storage can often be one of the most expensive components of a virtual infrastructure, but customers continue to rely on a lot of educated guess work to predict their storage requirements,” said Christopher Page, Director of Product Management at Vizioncore. “It can also be difficult and time consuming for customers to properly manage and maintain their storage deployments, leading to a significant cost for storage that can be reclaimed and reallocated with this solution. vOptimizer Pro allows IT administrators to automate ongoing housekeeping on their virtualized storage infrastructure, creating highly optimized virtual machines that have smaller footprints and deliver improved performance.”

Vizioncore Inc.