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VKernel Announces Beta Availability of Capacity Analyzer 2.0

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- VKernel Corporation, a provider of easy-to-use and quick-to-deploy virtual appliances for managing virtual server environments, today announced Capacity Analyzer 2.0 Beta availability at www.vkernel.com. New features and functionalities include important Disk I/O statistics, a more intuitive user interface, and enhanced scalability for the most demanding VMware ESX environments.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ — VKernel Corporation, a provider of easy-to-use and quick-to-deploy virtual appliances for managing virtual server environments, today announced Capacity Analyzer 2.0 Beta availability at www.vkernel.com. New features and functionalities include important Disk I/O statistics, a more intuitive user interface, and enhanced scalability for the most demanding VMware ESX environments.

Currently named Capacity Bottleneck Analyzer, VKernel will officially rename the product Capacity Analyzer when this latest version becomes generally available to better reflect its capabilities as a virtualization capacity management solution. In addition to identifying current and future bottleneck issues, Capacity Analyzer enables users to proactively and continuously monitor shared CPU, memory, and storage utilization trends in VMware ESX environments across hosts, clusters, and resource pools. The product also provides users with critical resource utilization data to properly plan for growth, ensure optimal performance, and lower the costs per virtual machine.

"The response to the initial launch of Capacity Bottleneck Analyzer in April has been nothing less than extraordinary," said Alex Bakman, founder and CEO of VKernel. "We have learned a lot from our customers and numerous prospects about how they are using the product, which has allowed us to rapidly add more than 30 new features and enhancements they have requested."

Using Capacity Analyzer

VKernel's patent-pending technology provides users with a unique single- screen dashboard view of their complete VMware environment and dynamically updates as additions and changes are made. From the Capacity Analyzer dashboard, users have the advanced analytics to monitor and manage shared resource capacity, allocation, and utilization.

— Current Capacity Bottlenecks – Identifies the top five hosts, clusters or resource pools that have bottlenecks ordered by highest severity.

— Future Capacity Bottlenecks – Predicts in how many days a warning or critical bottleneck will develop.

— Capacity Availability Map – Identifies how many more virtual machines can run on a particular object before hitting critical threshold levels.

— Datastore Statistics – Shows total and free space for each datastore.

— Top Resources – Presents the top resource consumers in an organization's VMware environment.

Pricing and Availability

The VKernel Capacity Analyzer 2.0 virtual appliance is currently available as a 30-day beta trial download at http://www.vkernel.com/downloads/CapacityAnalyzerSE/. The full production version of this VKernel virtual appliance will be available in 30 days. For additional questions, pricing, and how to beta trial Capacity Analyzer, contact VKernel by phone at 1.866.370.2733 (603-610-4300) or email sales@vkernel.com.

About VKernel Corporation

Based in Portsmouth, NH, VKernel is dedicated to developing best-of-breed virtual appliances that enhance performance, lower costs, and simplify management of virtual environments of all sizes. As a member of VMware's Technology Alliance Program, VKernel offers the industry's only VMware certified Suite of Virtual Appliances for analyzing capacity, 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.

VKernel and the VKernel logo are trademarks of VKernel Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective holders. Contact: Christian Simko Ed Marshall VKernel Corporation Beaupre Public Relations Ph: 603.610.4322 Ph: 603.559.5816 Email: csimko@vkernel.com Email: emarshall@beaupre.com Web: www.vkernel.com

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