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Akorri BalancePoint Wins Gold in SearchServerVirtualization.com 2008 Product of the Year Awards

January 28, 2009

Littleton, MA, January 28, 2009 – Akorri, Inc., the leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management, today announced that its BalancePoint software solution won Gold in the category of Systems and Performance Management within SearchServerVirtualization.com’s Product of the Year awards. The SearchServerVirtualization.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants judged the products based on innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use.

“In the crowded field of virtual system management, Akorri BalancePoint performs well and with ease of use,” said the panel of SearchServerVirtualization judges. “The biggest obstacle with virtual environment management tools is the initial learning curve. BalancePoint’s easygoing interfaces can get administrators up and running quickly with the information they need to make informed decisions on their virtual infrastructure.”

This award is the latest industry recognition to strengthen Akorri’s leadership in the virtual infrastructure management market.  In 2008, Akorri grew its customer base by over 200 percent to 85 customers bringing on recent clients such as Kronos and Services Corporation International (SCI). In addition, within the last year Akorri has:

Expanded its Optimize Partner Program by 50% to 52 regional and national value added reseller partners
Signed a global reseller agreement with Dell Inc.
Secured a U.S. Government GSA Contract for IT Software
Introduced BalancePoint 2.3 which includes enhanced topology maps and support for Dell EqualLogic SANs, NetApp NFS, and Brocade SAN switches
Launched BalancePoint™ Plug-In for VMware vCenter ,to simplify management of virtualized environments
Introduced vFlex Subscription Licensing for BalancePoint to address customer IT budget concerns
Been named a Gartner “Cool Vendor in Server Virtualization Management”
“We are honored to have been selected as the 2008 SearchServerVirtualization Product of the Year winner for systems and performance management in a virtual environment,” said Tom Joyce, President and CEO at Akorri. “2008 was a terrific year for Akorri. Even in these tough economic times, companies continue to select BalancePoint because it has proven to be a “must-have” for optimizing virtual data center performance, improving resource utilization and helping IT departments save money.”

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About Akorri
Akorri virtual infrastructure management software with advanced analytics provides automated visibility and analysis across IT silos to help enterprises fix problems, optimize utilization and improve performance in the virtualized data center. Certified for VMware and Citrix environments, Akorri BalancePoint virtual appliance provides visibility into the root cause of performance issues through deep drill down into server and storage resources, and the ability to understand both server and storage virtualization.  BalancePoint agentless software enables IT organizations to optimize performance and capacity to meet service level objectives at the lowest possible cost. For more information, visit www.akorri.com.

 

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