Veeam Software released version 5.0 of its Veeam Monitor virtualization management suite, adding the capacity to monitor more than 200 ESXi hosts from one installation. It also provides support for VMware vSphere 4.1, with more than 100 new performance metrics, including monitoring of Network File System data stores through vSphere, the company said. Monitor 5.0 also includes a dashboard for each object in a virtual infrastructure, with drill-down capability to more detailed information, according to the company's press release .
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Storage virtualization vendor DataCore Software Corp. touted testimonials from customers in Europe, including the German Niedax GmbH and Co., one of the world's largest manufacturers of electrical installation equipment, which uses DataCore with NAND Flash storage from Fusion-io to support its private cloud service.
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s 3PAR announced integration with VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI), and capacity management vendor VKernel reported record revenue results for the third quarter of 2010 at VMworld Europe, but the privately held company did not disclose specific revenue numbers.
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OASIS encryption key management standard ratified
Voting is complete on version 1.0 of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards' Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) standard and indications are that it will soon be ratified. Companies including Thales, HP, IBM and RSA have reportedly agreed to the standard. If adopted, KMIP would enable users to attach almost any encrypting device to one preferred key management system regardless of the vendors involved. Brocade Communications Systems Inc., LSI Corp. and Seagate Technology Inc. are also part of the KMIP group.
Fortinet Inc. announced four new virtual appliances for security in virtualized and cloud environments this week, which include FortiGate threat detection, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMail email security. The virtual appliances run on the VMware hypervisor. Features of the appliances include firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, malware prevention, application security, data loss prevention, Web filtering, antispam and inspection of inter-zone traffic. The appliances will become generally available in the fourth quarter of 2010. UK entertainment company protects VMs with Double-Take
Booking Services International, which provides accommodation, meeting and event management services to enterprise, public-sector organizations and SMEs in the U.K., uses Double-Take Availability to replicate data from its central office to a remote site, according to a Double-Take Software press release this week. The company's production data center is based on a mixture of physical and virtualized servers, and these are replicated across a low bandwidth link to remote virtual machines running on VMware vSphere.