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VMware vFabric App Performance Manager is GA: News in brief

VMware’s Java application performance management software is now available for purchase, and other virtualization news in brief.

VMware vFabric Application Performance Manager goes GA
VMware’s latest application health and performance management tool, vFabric Application Performance Manager, is now generally available. Launched last month at VMworld Europe in Copenhagen, it combines intellectual property the company obtained from B-hive, SpringSource and Hyperic, and it’s designed to monitor vFabric Java applications built on the Spring framework and deployed onto vCloud Director environments.

NexGen Storage pitches quality of service for VMware shops
Startup NexGen Storage emerged from stealth and is promoting its NexGen n5 Storage System for use in virtual environments. The SAN storage system leverages PCIe and solid state disk for performance, and includes quality of service, dynamic data placement and phased data reduction technologies for shared storage control and efficiency.

The result is a SAN that can deliver guaranteed service levels for virtualized workloads such as virtual desktops and databases, the company claims. The NexGen n5 Storage System is available immediately to partners, in systems that range from 32 to 480 TB of effective capacity, with a 5-1 data reduction ratio.

Quest certifies vRanger for HP StoreOnce Backup Systems
Quest Software’s vRanger -- backup, recovery and replication software for VMware environments – is now certified for the HP StoreOnce Backup System. The product supports VMware Changed Block Tracking, incremental and differential backups, and its own active block mapping technology that quickly scans block maps to identify changed blocks.

These space-saving techniques reduce the size of the backups sent to the StoreOnce Backup System, which then further reduces the size of the backup with inline deduplication, the company said.

Open Virtualization Alliance gains eG Innovations
Service performance management provider eG Innovations joined the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA), an organization formed to help foster adoption of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). OVA founding members include BMC Software, Eucalyptus Systems, HP, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Inc. and SUSE.

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