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Quest Launches vFundamentals Management Suite for SMBs

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April 05, 2012

Quest Launches vFundamentals Management Suite for SMBs

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

The use of VMware – well-known virtualization software by small- and medium-sized Businesses (SMB) – is on the rise, as many companies worldwide have realized the benefits offered by virtualization technologies.

There are many drawbacks, however, such as backup and recovery, capacity planning and resource optimization, encountered by SMBs while they seek to grow out their virtual environments.

In an effort to provide a solution that addresses all the above challenges, Quest Software Inc. – a provider of IT management solutions – recently unveiled vFundamentals, a new virtualization management product suite delivering best-in-class backup, capacity planning and resource optimization for VMware virtual environments.

According to Quest, the vFundamentals virtualization management product suite caters to SMBs and provides virtualization and systems administrators with a cost-effective, scalable solution that requires minimal customization. It facilitates SMBs use of VMware virtual environments to protect, manage and optimize their growing VMware spaces.

Available through the channel at an SMB-friendly price point of $995 per CPU, the new vFundamentals has been incorporated with Quest vRanger Pro, a VMware backup, replication and recovery solution; and a capacity management and optimization technology from VKernel’s vOps Server Standard Edition.

The vRanger Pro is a backup product to earn VMware Ready status for vSphere 5. It delivers highly optimized virtual data protection and features a patented Active Block Mapping technology that reduces network payload and storage space requirements.

VKernel’s vOps Server Standard Edition, another component of Quest vFundamentals, simplifies capacity planning, allowing users to visualize multiple capacity issues at a glance, calculate remaining available VM slots, forecast future resource requirements, reserve capacity for planned deployments and predict future capacity bottlenecks.

“With vFundamentals, Quest is leveraging its product portfolio to bring them a solution that addresses all of those challenges,” John Maxwell, vice president, data protection product management at Quest Software (News - Alert), said in a statement. “Packaging VKernel’s capacity planning and resource optimization capabilities with vRanger, Quest’s market-leading VMware backup, replication and recovery solution, creates a comprehensive virtualization management bundle that delivers the simplicity and cost-effectiveness SMBs need.”

Recent reports by TMCnet quoted that Quest launched an enhanced voice management offering to manage the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems in enterprises. The company also unveiled a new remote monitoring and management (RMM) tool, PacketTrap 6.2.

Edited by Braden Becker

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