June 24, 2008
Vancouver Coastal Health Leverages Akorri BalancePoint to Ensure Data Center Virtualization and Consolidation Success
GARTNER IT Infrastructure, Operations and Management Summit -- Akorri, Inc., the leader in performance management for the virtualized data center, today announced that Vancouver Coastal Health, a leading provider of a full range of health care services in Vancouver and the coastal mountain communities of British Columbia, has implemented its flagship BalancePoint(TM) management solution to ensure success of the company's data center virtualization and consolidation efforts. Using BalancePoint, Vancouver Coastal Health was able to continually increase the density of its data center while improving storage utilization and maintaining optimal service levels.
Vancouver Coastal Health and Akorri will be presenting together at the Gartner Infrastructure Operations & Management Summit, held this week Monday June 23 - Wednesday June 25 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. The Vancouver Coastal Health/Akorri presentation, entitled "Delivering Virtual Infrastructure Performance: Management Best Practices to Ensure Success," will be held on Wednesday June 25 from 9:15-9:45am ET in Salon 1.
"With no room to build another data center or to add more servers, virtualization was key for us to keep up with capacity demands. However, as soon as we began virtualizing applications, we experienced intermittent performance issues with no clear visibility into root cause. We looked for management solutions with cross-domain knowledge between virtualization, physical servers and storage, and found only Akorri BalancePoint," said Ben Haley, Regional Supervisor, Information Management Information Systems, Vancouver Coastal Health - Providence Health Care. "BalancePoint has allowed us to consolidate our data center with confidence, ensure our continued success in our virtualization initiative, and improve storage utilization -- all while maintaining the best levels of service for our organization. Now we are looking to BalancePoint to not only aide in planning for future capacity but to manage performance in a number of our environments as we continue to look for ways to consolidate and virtualize."
"We are thrilled we were able to give Vancouver Coastal Health the tool it needed through Akorri BalancePoint to help ensure high performance in its virtualized environment," said Dan Sottile, senior vice president of Long View Systems, a North American IT services and solutions organization and a leader in delivering IT infrastructure and virtualization solutions. "We are committed to ensuring clients get the best solution for their needs, and have complete confidence that Akorri provides this solution."
"As a government agency Vancouver Coastal Health has to ensure operational excellence with its IT infrastructure choices," said Tom Joyce, President and CEO of Akorri. "With BalancePoint, they have made the best possible investment to maintain this level of service and also support important data center efforts such as ITIL and Green IT. There is no other solution that comes close -- comprehensively managing and optimizing performance in virtualized environments the way BalancePoint does."
BalancePoint is available on a virtual appliance or a ready-to-use, pre-loaded rack-mount appliance. BalancePoint is a true breakthrough in cross-domain virtualized data center management, managing virtual and physical server and storage infrastructure in one view and helping companies make sure that data center server and storage systems deliver the best application performance possible. BalancePoint is a new class of agent-less management software, using advanced analytics so IT managers and business managers can understand how well data center resources are performing, optimize server and storage resource utilization, and reduce IT infrastructure costs by using servers and storage more efficiently and manage the environment with fewer people.
About Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Management Summit
Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Management Summit 2007 is the most focused event of its kind designed to help IT organizations prepare not only for today's continuing demands, but also tomorrow's emerging requirements. The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Management Summit offers guidance in terms of operational best practices, examines the impact of pervasive virtualization and looks at how to strategize for and manage technologies that are beginning to find their way into the IT infrastructure. Additional information is available at www.gartner.com/us/iom.
About Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Coastal Health is responsible for the delivery of $2.8 billion in community, hospital and residential care services to over one million people in communities from Richmond through Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola, British Columbia. Vancouver Coastal Health provides a full range of health care services ranging from hospital treatment to community-based residential, home health, mental health and public health services. For more information, visit http://www.vch.ca/
Akorri cross-domain performance 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. Akorri BalancePoint software 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 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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