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ToutVirtual to offer product suite via BT Engage IT

Delivers single view to manage virtualization and cloud computing infrastructure

Carlsbad, California – ToutVirtual, Inc.  an emerging leader in virtualization intelligence and system optimization software for cloud computing infrastructures, today announced that it will offer its product suite through BT Engage IT, the IT services division of BT Business.

The VirtualIQ suite of products is designed to support virtual server room operations through three stages of virtualization — design, deployment, and delivery — helping users make correct decisions for virtualization optimization.

The VirtualIQ dashboard provides decision-making information in a single, integrated web console that is simple to install and use.VirtualIQ provides a ‘single pane of glass’ across physical and virtual infrastructure, including support for all leading hypervisors from Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware.

“Hypervisors have become a commodity,” said Andy Nabbs, business manager for virtualization and end-user computing, BT Engage IT. “The key challenges faced by customers are around management processes for virtualization and cloud. ToutVirtual’sVirtualIQ products help by offering a ‘single pane of glass’ to give holistic visibility and control of their infrastructure.”

“The signing of the agreement with BT Engage IT is an important milestone for our company,” said Jess Marinez, president of ToutVirtual. “As we are increasingly gaining market recognition and sales traction, BT Engage IT’s wide reach to customers in the UK provides us with the ideal sales channel for our VirtualIQ line of products.”

Add comment June 1st, 2012

ToutVirtual Signs OEM Agreement with Symantec to Deliver Next Generation Business Continuity Solutions

VirtualIQ now adds Symantec’s Backup Exec™ System Recovery to provide High Availability and Disaster Recovery to virtualized environments

Carlsbad, Calif. July 13, 2010 – ToutVirtual, a leader in virtualization intelligence, optimization and performance-management software for virtual computing infrastructures, today announced that it has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Symantec Corporation to add Symantec’s Backup Exec™ System Recovery (BESR) solution to ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ suite of products.  The strategic agreement will enable ToutVirtual to deliver simple-to-install, easy-to-use business continuity solutions that leverage virtualization for reducing business downtime. Combining Symantec’s BESR and ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ creates a unique offering of high availability and disaster recovery with a platform-agnostic virtualization management suite—previously not available in the market.

 Symantec’s BESR will be offered as part of the next release of VirtualIQ Pro. VirtualIQ Pro, ToutVirtual’s flagship product, is a management and automation suite designed to support customers in every stage of virtualization deployment. The wide range of features helps users from the planning phase to established virtual server rooms running hundreds of virtual machines (VMs).  With the addition of Symantec’s BESR, VirtualIQ Pro will now also offer:

  • End-to-end business continuity on desktops, physical servers, and VMs
  • Continuous backups to eliminate backup windows
  • Application-aware backups
  • Fast disaster recovery anywhere in minutes versus hours/days
  • Disaster recovery to multi-vendor and mixed/dissimilar hardware
  • Disaster recovery to dissimilar hardware
  • Disaster recovery to VM on any hypervisor
  • Disaster recovery to remote location / cloud
  • Physical to virtual machine (P2V) and virtual machine to physical (V2P) workload migrations
  • Virtual to virtual (V2V) platform migrations supporting popular hypervisors including VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix

 Many small to mid-sized businesses (SMB) and data centers still rely on tape-based backup solutions for their disaster recovery plan. In the event of a hardware failure, the recovery times of tape based backups can take from days to weeks. With ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ and Symantec’s BESR, that time would be cut down to approximately 30 minutes. Considering that 85 percent of servers in the market are non-virtualized and that there are approximately 1.5 to 2 million tape-based enterprise and mid-market customers, there is an opportunity to introduce and leverage virtualization in the context of a disaster recovery solution.

“We believe that this solution will continue in establishing ToutVirtual as the leader and customers’ choice in flexible, integrated solutions for virtualization management,” said Jess Marinez, president of ToutVirtual. “The agreement with Symantec, a vendor agnostic market leader, gives us the ability to also offer high availability and disaster recovery in a fast, cost effective and easy to use package.”

“We are excited about the agreement with ToutVirtual which allows us to offer our Backup Exec System Recovery product to a broader segment of the market,” said Mike Garcia, director of product management for Symantec’s Backup Exec. “Our customers will have access to a vendor agnostic solution that leverages virtualization to drastically reduce business downtime with a solution that installs quickly and easily.” 

VirtualIQ Pro with Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery will be available soon from ToutVirtual and its channel partners.

Add comment July 14th, 2010

ToutVirtual Announces VirtualIQ Pro for XenServer

VirtualIQ suite of products now adds support for leading virtualization platform from Citrix

Carlsbad, Calif. – February 23, 2009 – ToutVirtual, an emerging leader in virtualization intelligence, optimization and performance-management software for virtual computing infrastructures, today announced that its VirtualIQ suite of products now also support all editions of Citrix® XenServer. With the certification under Citrix Ready, VirtualIQ is now certified to manage XenServer environments and heterogeneous environments that include XenServer.

The VirtualIQ suite of products is designed to support virtual server room operations through three stages of virtualizationdesign, deploy, and deliver stages – helping users make correct decisions for virtualization optimization along the way. For instance, in the design stage, the issues are physical-to-virtual (P-V) migration, calculating ROI, platform selection, how to decide which applications get consolidated on which hosts, resource optimization, and so forth. In the deploy stage, the challenges are managing available server capacity, controlling virtual server sprawl, performance optimization, and resource dependency just to name a few. In the deliver stage, the hurdles are managing heterogeneous virtual environments, service-delivery optimization, policy-based actions like spinning a new virtual machine, and more.

The suite of products allows users to compare how various virtualization platforms, such as XenServer, perform running different applications, such as XenApp and XenDesktop, and then provides visibility and policy-based control in managing the XenServer-based environment. The VirtualIQ suite of products supports multiple virtualization platforms – not just Citrix – for an apple-to-apple comparison and provides all essential decision-making data in a single, integrated web console that is simple to install and use. ToutVirtual is partnering with Citrix under the Citrix Ready Program, which showcases and recommends solutions demonstrating compatibility with Citrix Application Delivery Infrastructure.

VirtualIQ products provide Citrix customers key benefits including:

“We are pleased to work with ToutVirtual in defining best practices for managing virtualization processes,” said Simon Crosby, chief technology officer for the Virtualization and Management Division, Citrix Systems. “ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ products enable our XenServer customers to better assess and optimize applications for their environments, assisting them in making the right planning decisions.”

“ToutVirtual is pleased to strengthen its relationship with Citrix,” said Vipul Pabari, chief technology officer for ToutVirtual. “VirtualIQ with XenServer enables Citrix channel partners and users to optimize each stage of virtualization. Best practices highlighting automation are a necessity in managing virtual infrastructures, which is why we developed policy-based ‘Crawl-Walk-Run’ automation methodology. Whether the user is just getting started in the design phase, or further along in deployment, or delivering advanced services, the VirtualIQ suite of products is simple and cost effective.”

Pricing, Availability and Platforms Supported

More information about the VirtualIQ suite of products is available at:
http://www.toutvirtual.com/downloads/downloads.php

Channel partners interested in joining the ToutVirtual reseller program should go to
http://www.toutvirtual.com/company/reseller.php?ctype=new

Add comment February 23rd, 2009

ToutVirtual Announces VirtualIQ Pro 3

Single, platform-agnostic console provides integrated policy engine for all virtualization platforms
Carlsbad, California – January 13, 2009 – ToutVirtual, an emerging leader in virtualization intelligence, optimization and performance-management software for virtual computing infrastructures, today announced the availability of VirtualIQ Pro 3 (VirtualIQ Pro). VirtualIQ Pro is a management and automation program designed to support customers in every stage of virtualization deployment. The wide range of features helps users from the planning phase to established virtual server rooms running hundreds of virtual machines (VMs). VirtualIQ Pro is available as a software solution, and as a quick-start for new users, ToutVirtual is offering a fully featured, free version of VirtualIQ Pro which supports up to 5 CPU sockets or 25 virtual machines. To download a free copy of ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ Pro, please visit http://www.toutvirtual.com/downloads/downloads.php

VirtualIQ Pro, with a new user interface, offers the tools to manage the unique challenges that IT faces at each stage. The integrated functionality of VirtualIQ Pro provides server virtualization assessment, asset management, performance management, capacity management, and reporting in one product that is simple to install, deploy and use. VirtualIQ Pro offers a unique value proposition since the same console is capable of supporting Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware, and open-source Xen virtualization platforms.

“ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ Pro console addresses a very important need in the support of heterogeneous virtualization environments,” says Andi Mann, research director at Enterprise Management Associates. “In an easy-to-use, functional and affordable interface, VirtualIQ Pro helps users get greater value from virtualization deployments by integrating, in a single console, several core disciplines like capacity planning, load balancing and automated VM management.”

“ToutVirtual’s products have helped us manage our physical and virtual IT infrastructure,” says Rakesh Shah, vice president of IT operations for eGain, Inc., the leading provider of multi-channel customer service and knowledge management software. “We have a heterogeneous IT environment with different virtual platforms and various stages of virtualization. ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ Pro has provided us with a unified console to control server capacity, manage incidents, create and execute policies and ultimately optimize our virtualization environment.”
 
Users face different challenges in each phase of their virtualization deployments – design, deploy, and deliver. For instance, in the design stage, the issues are physical-to-virtual (P-V) migration, calculating ROI, platform selection, how to decide which applications get consolidated on which hosts, resource optimization, and so forth. In the deploy stage, the challenges are managing available server capacity, controlling virtual server sprawl, performance optimization, and resource dependency just to name a few. In the deliver stage, the hurdles are managing heterogeneous virtual environments, service-delivery optimization, policy-based actions like spinning a new virtual machine, and more. VirtualIQ Pro provides a single, integrated console to optimize each of these scenarios.

“The proliferation of virtualization platforms and the ever growing number of virtual applications creates a strong demand for a single, platform- and hypervisor-agnostic management and automation console that can address all the customer’s needs – whether the customer is in the planning stage or already in the deployment stage,” says Vipul Pabari, chief technology officer of ToutVirtual. “With VirtualIQ Pro we are responding to this demand with an affordable, flexible, complete and easy-to-use management and automation tool.”

VirtualIQ Pro 3 comes with the following new features:

  • Physical and virtual asset and inventory discovery – provides audit trail of additions, moves and removal of assets. Supports both non-virtualized and virtualized physical server assets, virtual machine assets, and resource pools.
  • Single, integrated console – simplifies IT operations to manage physical servers and virtual machines. Supports multiple management functions such as performance management, capacity planning, capacity maximization, capacity forecasting, and visibility reports.
  • Physical to virtual migration (P-to-V) analyzer – allows IT to discover virtualization server candidates, perform multiple “what-if” workload placement analysis for virtual machine (VM) density planning. Optional green IT analysis and forecasting for virtualization return-on-investment (ROI) analysis available.
  • Virtualization analytics – provides IT quick incident management to identify where resource contention or bottlenecks are within the dynamic virtual infrastructure. Supports Host-Host, Host-VM, Host-HostGroup, Inter-VM and Intra-VM resource dependency analysis.
  • Hypervisor-agnostic policy engine for virtualization automation – allows IT to simplify and lower the total cost of ownership of their virtual infrastructure. Supports “crawl-walk-run” automation modes, event-triggered automation, and time-triggered (scheduled) automation. New virtualization actions include (cold migration), move VM and live VM migration.
  • Multiple hypervisor (Type-I and Type-II) support for heterogeneous support of the market’s top virtualization platforms.
  • Secure virtualization with role-based access – allows IT departments to define different user roles within the web portal and to customize rights. Supports multiple roles, multiple authentication models: stand-alone, Active Directory and OpenLDAP.

Pricing, Availability and Platforms Supported

VirtualIQ Pro 3 is available now. VirtualIQ Pro software supports unlimited number of CPU sockets and unlimited virtual machines. Several pricing levels for VirtualIQ Pro are available based on CPU socket and VM support. As a quick-start or test drive, VirtualIQ Pro for up to 5 CPU sockets or 25 virtual machines is available for free download. Pricing starts at $199 per CPU socket per year. Additional volume pricing is available by contacting ToutVirtual directly. To download a free copy of ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ Pro, please visit http://www.toutvirtual.com/downloads/downloads.php

VirtualIQ Pro is hypervisor agnostic and can be installed on either Windows or Linux OS and supports the following virtual platforms:

  • VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, VMware Server on Windows, VMware Server on Linux, VMware GSX Server on Windows, VMware GSX Server on Linux
  • Citrix XenServer
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2
  • Xen on Novell SUSE Enterprise 10
  • Oracle Oracle VM

Add comment January 16th, 2009

ToutVirtual Announces Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualization

Carlsbad, Calif. – October 27, 2008 – ToutVirtual, an emerging leader in optimization and performance-management software for virtual computing infrastructures, today announced that its VirtualIQ suite of products now also supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization.

The VirtualIQ suite of products is designed to support virtual server room operations through three stages of virtualizationdesign, deploy, and deliver stages – helping users make correct decisions for virtualization optimization along the way. The suite of products allows users to compare how various virtualization platforms, such as Hyper-V, perform running different applications and then provides visibility and policy-based control in managing the Hyper-V based environment. VirtualIQ suite of products supports multiple virtualization platforms for an apple-to-apple comparison and provides all essential decision-making data in a single, integrated web console that is simple to install and use.

ToutVirtual is partnering with Microsoft as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). Users of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V can get more information about ToutVirtual VirtualIQ at: http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/partner-profile.mspx?id=81

“We are pleased that ToutVirtual is delivering support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V,” said Jim Schwartz, Director for Virtualization Solutions at Microsoft Corp. “ToutVirtual’s VirtualIQ products help our customers running Hyper-V assess and optimize applications for their environments, assisting them in making the right planning decisions.”

“ToutVirtual is excited to strengthen its relationship with Microsoft with the support of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V,” said Vipul Pabari, chief technology officer for ToutVirtual. “Hyper-V users can use our products to compare the performance of applications on multiple virtualization platforms. Whether the user is just getting started in the design phase or further along in deployment or delivering advanced services, VirtualIQ suite of products is simple and cost effective.”

Pricing, Availability and Platforms Supported
More information about the VirtualIQ suite of products is available at:
http://www.toutvirtual.com/downloads/downloads.php

About ToutVirtual
ToutVirtual, Inc. is an emerging leader in virtualization system optimization software to manage and automate virtual computing processes and ease the transition from design to deployment. VirtualIQ, the company’s flagship product suite, allows organizations to obtain a holistic view and control their virtual infrastructure including servers, applications, storage, and clients independently of the underlying virtual computing platform. Unlike other companies whose products are vendor specific, platform specific, or network tier specific, ToutVirtual software operates across multiple platforms and is multi-tier to prolong product life, protect IT investments, and maximize ROI. Additional information about the company and its products is available at http://www.toutvirtual.com

ToutVirtual and VirtualIQ are registered trademarks or trademarks of ToutVirtual, Inc. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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Add comment October 27th, 2008

ToutVirtual Chosen for Network World’s List of “10 Virtualization Companies to Watch”

Carlsbad, California – August 30, 2007 – ToutVirtual, an emerging leader in management software for virtual computing infrastructures, today announced it has garnered its place in Network World magazine’s list of “10 Virtualization Companies to Watch”. On the heels of its freeware launches over the past two years, the company has now firmly staked its ground in the virtualization market with its recently launched VirtualIQ Pro product.

Continue Reading August 30th, 2007

Know What You Don’t Know?

Know what you don’t know. Any experienced computer technology expert knows this simple rule, if they don’t fire them now, seriously. While you are at it, if the company CPAs do not know this as well, fire them too, I will explain later why. This know-what-you-don’t-know concept is the basic principle of the scientific method. In other words, if you don’t know what questions to ask in solving a problem, you have no possible hope to finding a viable solution. How does this prove applicable to virtualization?

Continue Reading 3 comments August 1st, 2007

Welcome to ToutVirtual BLOG!

This BLOG will serve as a resource for all types of virtualization users – from newbies to advanced users of virtualization – as each stage of virtualization carries its own unique challenges. Through this BLOG, we hope to provide perspectives that span across different virtualization platforms; discovering synergies and communal “pain points” (and their solutions!) along the way.

Continue Reading 3 comments July 9th, 2007

ToutVirtual Announces VirtualIQ Pro for Virtualization Performance Management, Capacity Planning, and Web-Based Reporting

Carlsbad, California – May 30, 2007 – ToutVirtual, an emerging leader in management software for virtual computing infrastructures, today announced the availability of several VirtualIQ Pro products. VirtualIQ Pro is a virtualization management solution ideal for IT managers looking to go beyond virtualization configuration tools and ready to take a proactive stance to managing their virtual infrastructure – regardless of virtualization platform or scale. The ToutVirtual VirtualIQ Pro products enable real-time monitoring, host and virtual machine performance management, capacity planning, and faster root-cause analysis. These products are hypervisor agnostic and support multiple and heterogeneous virtualization platforms available from VMware, Microsoft, XenSource and Novell and are available as either software or plug-and-play software appliances. Both the scalability and heterogeneity of VirtualIQ Pro make it ideal for small, medium and enterprise-level environments.

The market is in need of more advanced virtualization management tools. “The rapid spread of virtualization on Intel architecture platforms is increasing the need for software tools to effectively manage these environments,” noted Tim Grieser, program vice president for system management software at analyst firm IDC. “Multi-function tools that can manage across a variety of environments, such as VirtualIQ from ToutVirtual, are increasingly needed by IT to monitor and control their virtualized resources. This type of software provides leverage so that IT can efficiently manage the increasing complexity of virtualized infrastructures and virtual machines.”

VirtualIQ Pro is sold as a software appliance or just as software. VirtualIQ Pro software appliances are packaged as a virtual machine and can manage up to 10 CPUs or up to 50 virtual machines – a starter solution for quick evaluation of various virtualization technologies. The VirtualIQ Pro software is scalable to an unlimited number of CPUs and virtual machines, best for mid-market to enterprise customers.

VirtualIQ Pro products allow IT administrators to automate and fine-tune heterogeneous virtual environments using business-policy configurations, visual resource usage correlations (CPU, memory, multiple hosts and multiple virtual machines), alarms, reports and more.

VirtualIQ Pro products provide IT managers the following technical benefits:

  • Faster root-cause analysis in real time
  • Ease of installation and deployment
  • Visibility of physical hosts and virtual machine usage for quick capacity planning
  • Host and virtual machine performance management
  • Agentless operation for simple installation and support
  • Policy-based real-time alarms, actions and virtual machine backup
  • Real-time and historical reports for proactive management

VirtualIQ Pro products are cost-effective and produce a better ROI via:

  • Single, unified web console which allows management of multi-node heterogeneous virtual platforms
  • Better IT resources balancing by means of business service priority settings
  • Scalable product offering to match business growth
  • Deployment capabilities at departmental, server room, or data center level with the same user interface
  • Reduction in capital and operational expenditures via capacity planning, performance management, and root-cause analysis tools

“We hear over and over again that what customers need now is the ability to manage virtual servers using policy-based and automated IT processes,” said Vipul Pabari, chief technology officer for ToutVirtual. “VirtualIQ Pro is a unified management console that enables broad deployment of virtualization technology in a snap. VirtualIQ Pro’s capacity planning, performance management and web-based reports enable IT administrators to proactively manage their cross-platform virtual server environment.”

Pricing, Availability and Platforms Supported

The VirtualIQ Pro software appliance supports up to 10 CPUs (sockets) or up to 50 virtual machines. The US end user list price for each software appliance is $599 for a one-year subscription or $1499 for a three-year subscription. The VirtualIQ Pro software solution pricing is based on the number of CPUs and virtual machines. The US end user list price for VirtualIQ Pro software, for up to 10 CPUs (sockets) or up to 50 virtual machines, starts at $599 for a one-year subscription or $1499 for a three-year subscription. The software solution can support unlimited number of CPUs or virtual machines. For a limited time, introductory promotional prices are available at www.toutvirtual.com.

VirtualIQ Pro products are hypervisor agnostic and can be installed on either Windows or Linux OS and support the following virtual platforms:

  • VMWare: ESX Server, GSX Server (running on Windows or Linux), Server (running on Windows or Linux)
  • Microsoft: Virtual Server 2005 R2
  • XenSource: XenExpress, XenServer, XenEnterprise
  • Novell: SUSE Enterprise 10

About ToutVirtual

ToutVirtual, Inc. is an emerging leader in virtualization system management software to manage and automate virtual computing processes and ease the move from pilot to production. VirtualIQ, the company’s flagship product suite, allows organizations to obtain a holistic view and control their virtual infrastructure including servers, applications, storage, and clients independently of the underlying virtual computing platform. Unlike other companies whose products are vendor specific, platform specific, or network tier specific, ToutVirtual software operates across multiple platforms and is multi-tier to prolong product life, protect IT investments, and maximize ROI. Additional information about the company and its products is available at http://www.toutvirtual.com.

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ToutVirtual, VirtualIQ and VirtualIQ Pro are registered trademarks or trademarks of ToutVirtual, Inc. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

May 30th, 2007




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