VKernel Delivers Free Capacity Planning Tool For VMware

Alternative to VMware vCenter CapacityIQ, VKernel Capacity Modeler is free to download with perpetual licensing

November 11, 2009

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ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- VKernel Corporation, a provider of powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable virtualization management and optimization software, is making perpetual licenses of its Capacity Modeler software for VMware completely free until Dec. 31, 2009. VKernel Capacity Modeler is a free alternative to the expensive VMware vCenter CapacityIQ and can be downloaded at http://www.vkernel.com/free.

Recognizing that VMware CapacityIQ's capacity planning and 'what if' functionality is roughly equivalent to VKernel Capacity Modeler, VKernel is offering anyone that downloads VKernel Capacity Modeler between now and Dec. 31, 2009 a free perpetual license for unlimited CPU sockets.

"Early reviews of CapacityIQ say its capacity planning and 'what if' capabilities are very similar to those found in our Capacity Modeler," said Kevin Conklin, vice president of product management and marketing at VKernel. "We've been developing VMware management and optimization solutions for years and understand that users require more serious solutions like our Capacity Analyzer and Optimization Pack. To illustrate this point we are giving our Capacity Modeler away free to anyone who is contemplating using CapacityIQ."

The free VKernel Capacity Modeler software provides VMware customers the ability to quickly plan, simulate, and validate hundreds of real-world "what if" VM deployment and resource allocation scenarios in an interactive sandbox before going live in the production environment. With VKernel Capacity Modeler, users can perform:

Capacity Planning

  • Interactive "What If" Modeling Scenarios

  • Proactive Problem Prevention

  • Predictive Capacity Impact Analysis

VKernel currently supports VMware ESX and vSphere, with plans to support Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XEN. The company's current virtualization management and optimization products include:  --  Capacity Analyzer - proactively and predicatively monitor shared
      capacity resources to prevent current and future problems and optimize
      the environment
  --  Optimization Pack - collection of management and optimization applets
      to help users quickly reclaim unused server and storage resources -
      delivering an instant ROI
  --  Chargeback - provide instant cost visibility and implement a
      chargeback process
  --  Modeler - interactive capacity planning and change modeling

  About VKernel Corporation

Based in Andover, Mass., VKernel Corporation provides an innovative, award-winning approach to optimizing and managing dynamic virtualized data centers. VKernel's "plug-and-play" virtual appliances are task-focused, affordable, quickly deployed, and easy-to-use. VKernel's solutions deliver an instant ROI by helping IT managers safely increase VM density, optimize resource utilization, and reduce VM sprawl. For more information, visit www.vkernel.com.

VKernel and the VKernel logo are trademarks of VKernel Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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