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Sep 22 2008   11:38AM GMT

Vizioncore’s VMworld product deluge

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Vizioncore, the company best known for its virtualization backup software vRanger Pro (formerly known as esxRanger) hoped to make a strong impression at VMworld with lots of new products being unveiled.

On display was the next vRanger release, version 4.0. Highlights of the new release are a faster engine, a redone GUI, more granular file-level recovery and the new vAPI 1.0 that allows third-party software providers to leverage the Ranger technology. Expect to see news about partners writing to the new application programming interface after VMworld, said Chris Akerberg, Vizioncore’s president and COO.

The company has also delved into the virtual sprawl reduction business with the introduction of vOptimizer, a new tool that enables administrators to easily shrink and expand VMware Virtual Machine Disks. The tool targets the masses of overallocated virtual machines and provides an easy alternative to what is otherwise a cumbersome, manual process, Akerberg said.

Last but not least, the company has announced the version 4.0 of vConverter, its physical-to-virtual migration tool. New features include synchronized cutover, continuous protection via incremental replication, automated remote cold migration, task profiles and the so-called Quick Convert feature.

One caveat: While Vizioncore showcased these products at VMworld, the offerings won’t be generally available until later this fall.

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