New VKernel White Paper Tackles Resource Oversubscription Practices

  New VKernel White Paper Tackles Resource Oversubscription Practices

“Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere
Virtual Environments” Presents Advice for Maximizing Resource Utilization

Business Wire

BOSTON -- November 14, 2012

VKernel, now part of Dell Software, and the award-winning provider of
enterprise-class capacity management and performance monitoring products for
virtualized data centers and cloud environments, announced today a new
resource that helps virtualization administrators and data center managers
maximize resource utilization while maintaining peak performance in their
environments. A new white paper available today, “Best Practices for
Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments,”
details the benefits and challenges of virtualization resource management as
well as the most effective way to leverage oversubscription practices.

Server virtualization enables dramatic increases in efficiency in the
datacenter. The ability for multiple virtual servers to share the same
underlying physical resources sets the stage for dramatic reductions in
physical server counts and corresponding capital and operating costs. But how
far should this sharing be pushed? At what point does the sharing of resources
become dangerous?

VKernel’s new white paper, “Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory
and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments,” discusses methods for
effectively managing oversubscription of CPU, memory and storage resources.
The paper addresses the pros and cons of oversubscription and, based on a
number of real world discussions, proposes ideas about the point at which
oversubscription becomes dangerous. This paper also explains how VKernel’s
free tool, vOPS Server Explorer, provides at-a-glance information about
oversubscription as well as insight into the overall performance and capacity
of your virtual environment.

“Oversubscription of shared resources is necessary to maximize ROI of virtual
environments,” says Mattias Sundling, vExpert and Evangelist at Dell Software.
“This new white paper gives admins the insight needed to leverage
oversubscription without risking costly outages and maintaining optimal
performance in their virtual environments.”

VKernel’s “Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in
vSphere Virtual Environments” white paper is available at
http://www.vkernel.com/resources/whitepapers/vsphere-oversubscription-best-practices
and the vOPS Server Explorer free tool can be downloaded
fromhttp://www.vkernel.com/download/server-explorer.

About VKernel (now a part of Dell)

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. VKernel, now a
part of Dell’s Software Group, is the number one provider of virtualization
management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments. The
company’s powerful, easy-to-use and affordable products simplify the complex
and critical tasks of planning, monitoring and predicting capacity utilization
and bottlenecks. Used by over 50,000 system administrators, the products have
proven their ability to maximize capacity utilization, reduce virtualization
costs and improve application performance.

Contact:

for VKernel
Lisa Williams, +1 (781) 924-1171
lisa.williams@quest.com