Akorri Named 'Cool Vendor' in Server Virtualization Management by Leading Analyst Firm
24 March, 2008 -
Littleton, MA, March 24, 2008 – Akorri, Inc., the leader in cross-domain performance management for the virtualized data center, today announced that Gartner Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has named Akorri in its “Cool Vendors in Server Virtualization Management” report. The March 17, 2008 report was written by Cameron Haight, Ronni J. Colville and Milind Govekar.
“IT organizations adopting the use of virtual-server technology are often reaping the benefits of hardware cost, data center facilities and energy reductions, but at the same time see that the “no free lunch” theorem is in full effect as they grapple with the increasing complexity and new challenges that arise with the adoption of this architecture,” states the report. “Many enterprises will discover that new tools will be needed to determine optimum deployment configurations, discover increasingly mobile assets, constrain unnecessary VM creation and account for the costs of this new-age shared infrastructure.”
“We are thrilled that Gartner has recognized Akorri in this report” said Tom Joyce, CEO of Akorri. “We are pleased that our recently launched BalancePoint 2.0 is receiving, in my opinion, strong industry validation and recognition.”
Akorri recently released BalancePoint 2.0 with significant new features including: GuidePoint Performance Index™, Scorecard Reporting, and Storage Virtualization Support. IT professionals can test drive the product by downloading the BalancePoint Virtual Appliance Demonstration at http://www.akorri.com/resources-request-demo-demo-downloads.htm
About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
Akorri cross-domain performance management software with advanced analytics provides automated visibility and analysis across IT silos to help enterprises fix problems, optimize utilization, and improve performance in the virtualized data center. Akorri BalancePoint software provides visibility into the root cause of performance issues through deep drill down into server and storage resources, and the ability to understand both server and storage virtualization. BalancePoint enables IT organizations to optimize performance and capacity to meet service level objectives at the lowest possible cost. For more information, visit www.akorri.com.