Release: Quest/Vizioncore vOptimizer Pro 2.2 and vFoglight 5.2.6

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Today the hardware virtualization subsidiary of Quest, Vizioncore, updates two products of its growing portfolio: vOptimizer Pro and vFoglight.

The first one, a technology that Quest acquired from Invirtus in July 2007, now reaches version 2.2 and introduces:

  • Infrastructure Scanning
    Locating and determining the amount of unused virtual storage across the virtual infrastructure enables the customer to see exactly how much storage is being wasted. Furthermore, the product can estimate the total potential savings gained from reclaiming wasted storage and generate a report for use within the business
  • Support for VMware vSphere 4.0
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (32/64bit)

vFoglight (formerly esxCharter and then vCharter) instead hits version 5.2.6 and introduces:

  • Capacity Planning – Determining the required infrastructure resources needed to support organizational growth and change is among the greatest challenges for VM administrators. To help combat this challenge, a new capacity planning module, included with vFoglight Pro, builds on the “Migration Modeler” to allow “What If ..?” scenarios for moving VMs to or from actual or hypothetical physical servers.
  • Measured Resource Utilization (Chargeback)
    For customers who meter for the use of infrastructure, vFoglight includes Measured Resource Utilization (MRU). MRU is based on measured consumption of IT resources in the infrastructure and can, for instance, help IT understand which user, group or application is using physical servers or VMs.

This last update is specially interesting as it further clarifies how Vizioncore is silently working to extend its capabilities well beyond the performance monitoring.
Very soon the company may become an aggressive competitors even for startups like CiRBA, Lanamark, Novell/PlateSpin, VKernel and of course the former best partner ever VMware.