Dell Announces New Utilities For Its Virtual Machine Management Software

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) announced yesterday the addition of two new free utilities for its popular vOPS Server Standard product. vOPS Server Standard is a product of VKernel, which came to be part of Dell last year with Dell’s acquisition of Quest Software.

vOPS Server Standard is a virtual machine management tool for small and medium sized businesses. It is compatible with a number of virtualization platforms. VKemel itself is a “noted provider of enterprise-class capacity management and performance monitoring products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments.”

The new utilities, named Storage Explorer and Change Explorer, join three other free utilities that are part of the vOPS Server Standard offering. The two utilities are designed to assesses storage performance and capacity, and track the evolution of configuration changes in the virtual environment.

In Dell’s announcement, Dell product evangelist Mattias Sundling said: “These two additional utilities available with our award-winning freeware suite will help virtualization administrators gain better visibility and understanding of the health of their storage environment, as well track configuration changes across the virtual environment.”

About VKernel (Source: The Company)
VKernel enables administrators to gain control over their virtual infrastructure. We accomplish this by analyzing, providing advice and automating the operations required to effectively manage virtualized infrastructure. Our award winning software is simple to download, easy to use, and provides a rapid return on investment.

VKernel claims over 8,000 customers worldwide with virtual environments of from 50 to 10,000 virtual machines. VKernel’s products are built to support use cases around: Performance Monitoring, Capacity Planning, Resource Optimization, Chargeback and Reporting.

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