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VKernel’s vOPS Server Explorer Named Top Free VMware vSphere Tool of 2012

  VKernel’s vOPS Server Explorer Named Top Free VMware vSphere Tool of 2012

  *Freeware suite offers visibility into virtualized environments and detects
    performance issues

Dell World 2012

Business Wire

BOSTON -- December 05, 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 that vOPS™
Server Explorer had been named one of SearchVMware’s Top Five Free VMware
vSphere Tools of 2012. This list was compiled by David Davis, a VMware
certified vExpert who is considered an authority on free tools for VMware
environments, and has published various listings of all free tools available
on the market. Tailored to system administrators managing a virtual
environment, vOPS Server Explorer provides three utilities that offer
visibility into a virtual environment and detect performance issues in
virtualized hosts, VMs and datastores.

Supporting Resources:

  *VKernel: http://www.vkernel.com/
  *vOPS Server Explorer:
    http://www.vkernel.com/products/server-explorer/overview
  *More VKernel news: http://www.vkernel.com/company/press
  *Twitter: http://twitter.com/VKernel
  *Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VKernel

“We’re thrilled that vOPS Server Explorer is recognized as one of the top free
vSphere tools of 2012 by SearchVMware,” said Mattias Sundling, product
evangelist, VKernel. “Assessing the state of a virtual environment is a
critical first step before determining what types of management controls need
to be put into place. This award recognition validates the strength of the
vOPS Server Explorer free utility suite as a valuable solution to help system
administrators better assess their virtual environments.”

About vOPS Server Explorer

vOPS Server Explorer is a suite of free utilities for VM administrators. This
suite is composed of:

  *Environment Explorer: Allows system administrators to view ‘at a glance’
    overview statistics of all hardware and virtual objects in an environment,
    counts of VMs suffering from configuration and performance issues and
    details on efficiency problems. Admins also gain a quick understanding of
    how much capacity is still available for new VM deployments.
  *vScope Explorer: Designed to assess the health of a virtualized
    environment, vScope Explorer immediately identifies VMs, hosts and
    datastores that are suffering performance, capacity and efficiency issues.
  *SearchMyVM Explorer: Provides "Google-like" search capabilities into a
    virtual environment.

With a click of a button, users can upgrade to a free trial of vOPS Server
Standard to remediate issues detected by this free tool suite.

General Availability

vOPS Server Explorer is available for download from
http://www.vkernel.com/download/server-explorer. This free tool installs in
minutes as a virtual appliance and can be installed onto VMware vSphere,
Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environments.

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.

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Contact:

For VKernel
Lisa Williams
+1 (781) 924-1171
lisa_williams@dell.com