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Splunk Boosts Visibility For VMware 3.0 Environments

Splunk Boosts Visibility For VMware 3.0 Environments

Splunk updates its application for VMware 3.0, NaviSite launches a Director IaaS platform support VMware vCloud Director, FalconStor enhances its storage solutions for VMware environments, and HotLink launches a VMware disaster recovery offering to Amazon Web Services.

Splunk updates its application for VMware 3.0, NaviSite launches a Director IaaS platform support VMware vCloud Director, FalconStor enhances its storage solutions for VMware environments, and HotLink launches a VMware disaster recovery offering to Amazon Web Services.

Splunk App for VMware 3.0.  Real-time operational intelligence company Splunk (SPLK) announced the general availability of the latest version of the Splunk App for VMware to provide accelerated operational visibility into virtualized environments. Version 3.0  installs quickly and comes with a resilient and auto-load-balanced configuration allowing for uninterrupted visibility into VMware environments. It includes several patent-pending technologies including visualizations that help analyze the health of virtual environments. The app provides real-time granular visibility into VMware environments across hosts, virtual machines and virtual centers based on pre-defined thresholds and pre-packaged log analyses."The Splunk App for VMware showcases Splunk's leadership in providing deep levels of analytics across the entire infrastructure. With more than 25 out-of-the-box reports, the Splunk App for VMware shines a light on the entire virtual infrastructure and enables administrators to quickly resolve issues and get deeper analytics about the health, security and capacity of their environments," said Leena Joshi, senior director of solutions marketing, Splunk. "With Splunk software, customers can achieve a broad, central view of key performance indicators across the entire data center, not just the virtualization layer. This helps ensure improved user satisfaction and effective resource planning as well as the ability to track changes, control costs and eliminate vulnerabilities."

NaviSite launches NaviCloud Director IaaS platform.  NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable company, announced NaviCloud Director, a VMware vCloud powered Infrastructure as a Service platform that uses VMware vCloud Director 5.1 and is designed to provide cloud-based businesses a more flexible, customizable, enterprise class, production-oriented hybrid cloud environment. NaviCloud Director will give customers access to VMware APIs and developer community. In addition, customers will be able to customize their networking architecture to map specifically to their technology philosophy. Advanced users, such as those with in-house vCloud Director experience, will have the ability to access the native vCloud Director user interface for further user flexibility. “NaviSite has always designed its solutions to meet customer needs, and introducing NaviCloud in 2010 was the first step to taking our customers to the cloud,” said David Grimes, Chief Technology Officer at NaviSite. “Today we recognize that customers are more savvy about cloud computing, so we’re excited to offer them a solution that will give them a truly user-defined cloud environment, but with the support of NaviSite’s Army of Experts should they need it.”

FalconStor offers storage solution enhancements.  FalconStor Software (FALC) announced that the latest version of its Continuous Data Protector (CDP) and Network Storage Server (NSS) now offer enhanced features for intelligently moving, storing, protecting and analyzing data without burdening production resources. The RecoverTrac tool now has more flexibility to automate failover and failback with greater accuracy in any physical, virtual or hybrid environment, including VMware and Hyper-V deployments. “FalconStor’s enhanced data protection and DR technologies will provide our customers with improved performance and high-availability storage environments,” said Christopher Peyton, operations manager, hosted services, at Open Storage Solutions, a business partner of FalconStor Software. “The automated stretch cluster configurator will be vital in mobilizing customers’ data to remove the risk of data center failure and to improve business continuity operations. In addition, as companies continue to implement private, public or hybrid cloud solutions, the secure data migration feature of the FalconStor NSS solution will be a key component of these clouds.”

HotLink launches HotLink DR Express. HotLink announced HotLink DR Express, the industry’s first disaster recovery and business continuity solution that leverages Amazon Web Services  to economically protect all types of VMware vSphere virtual machines. The solution offers a plug-in solution for VMware vCenter users to integrate robust data protection with day-to-day operational management of VMware Windows and Linux workloads. Built on the patent-approved HotLink Transformation Engine, HotLink DR Express enables VMware users to benefit from intuitive DR/BC in Amazon EC2, at a practical cost. "HotLink DR Express is incredibly easy to deploy. Within only 30 minutes the product was installed, and we had our first three virtual machines protected in Amazon. The two most impressive features are the simplicity and tight integration with VMware vCenter. Protecting virtual machines is as easy a checking a box,” said Michael Warchut, senior network engineer at Monsoon Commerce. “The fact that it’s fully integrated into VMware vCenter means we can manage our DR site in the same way we manage our production servers. We definitely see HotLink DR Express as an easy, economical and powerful solution for protecting all types of workloads in our environment.”

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