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Sep 5 2007   9:59AM GMT

Virtugo adds chargeback, capacity planning and VDI modules to management suite

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Virtugo, the company formerly known as UXcomm and pronounced Vertigo, has announced VirtualSuite 6.0, which includes adds modules targeted at capacity planning, chargeback, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to its flagship Optimize and Perform performance monitoring packages.

The suite will be on display next week at VMworld in San Francisco.

Virtugo Capacity monitors a virtual environment over time, then generates reports that identify bottlenecks and trends, helping IT administrators determine how to position virtual machines within their environments. Virtguo Meter enables chargeback by showing “what customers are actually consuming,” said Chris Dickson, Virtugo vice president of marketing, while tying in to service levels established by Optimize and Perform. Virtugo VDI, meanwhile, helps administrators manage the lifecyle of a virtual desktop, including asset discovery, audits, reporting and patch management.

In addition, Dickson said that Optimize now works across ESX hosts, and has been expanded to understand VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and resource pools.

Optimize allows you “to shape shift based on the demands of the application, rather than just go cookie cutter,” Dickson said.

VirtualSuite is available immediately for $1699. Individual modules are sold separately for $349.

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