December 09, 2008
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Dec. 9 -- VKernel Corp., a provider of easy-to-use and quick-to-deploy management tools for dynamic datacenters, today announced the launch of CompareMyVM.com (www.comparemyvm.com/), a free Web site tool that allows visitors to exchange and compare VMware ESX Server virtual machine (VM) resource allocations with that of the community at large. Visitors can compare by application categories to see how their peers are allocating resources to gain the most efficiency out of their environments.
"Virtualization is a vital initiative for companies seeking greater datacenter efficiency, but it is also new territory for many IT administrators," said Alex Bakman, founder and CEO of VKernel. "CompareMyVM is all about learning to 'right-size' VMs. The more people that contribute information, the more value this site will provide to administrators wanting to properly provision VMs from the start -- ensuring optimal performance with the right amount of resource capacity."
For instance, an administrator unsure how much resource capacity (CPU, memory, and storage) to allocate to an Exchange VM supporting 1,000 users can use CompareMyVM to find detailed information on similar VM profiles submitted by the user community. Visitors to CompareMyVM can take the following actions on the site:
CompareMyVM is a free community site. The data is accessible to anyone who would like to access it and learn from the experience of others in provisioning their VMs. VKernel may eventually publish a "best practices" guide for how to properly allocate resources for specific application VMs as the database grows with user submissions.
About VKernel Corp.
Based in Portsmouth, N.H., VKernel is dedicated to developing best-of-breed management tools for dynamic datacenters that enhance performance, optimize utilization, and lower costs. As a member of VMware's Technology Alliance Program, VKernel offers the industry's only VMware certified Suite of Virtual Appliances for proactively monitoring capacity, predicting problems, chargeback, and cost visibility. In February 2008, VKernel received an initial funding round of $4.6 million from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Polaris Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.vkernel.com/.
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