Server Virtualization

PORTLAND, Ore. and NUREMBERG, Germany – Aug. 19, 2008— As more companies deploy virtualization technologies, proactive management is an increasingly important factor in maintaining the cost savings, energy and performance improvements realized by virtual strategies.

Paessler AG, a world leader in network monitoring tools, today announced the company has made available a new whitepaper titled, “Server Virtualization and Network Management” to help IT managers use network monitoring to continue to achieve results from virtualized environments.

Available free as a download, the whitepaper outlines the impact server virtualization has on network management and provides examples on how IT organizations can use Paessler’s Network Monitor software to efficiently utilize resources in the planning, testing and ongoing management of virtualized environments by offering more detailed visibility into critical parts of their networks.”

“A highly virtualized environment lives or dies on the efficiency and dependability of its data network,” said Dirk Paessler, founder and CEO of Paessler AG. “Paessler’s network management tools can provide vital information for planning and testing virtualized environments, helping organizations monitor critical network resources and detect systems failures or performance problems immediately, minimizing downtime and its economic impact.”

The whitepaper provides an overview of how server virtualization works and its benefits and best practices to optimize virtual environments and streamline management using network monitoring, including:

  • Problem solving and remediation: Network and device failure in a highly virtualized environment could have significant impact on network and application availability. Effective, ongoing network monitoring can provide instant notification of the failure of a Windows server or its network connection, allowing IT to take immediate action to minimize the impact.
  • Traffic analysis and bandwidth: Virtualized environments cannot tolerate network overloads or switch failures. Ongoing, comprehensive traffic analysis can provide long-term usage projections and help network managers anticipate traffic increases before they impact service levels.
  • Application ranking and identification: Identifying which applications should remain on dedicated servers or virtualized servers is not easy. The volume and character of transmissions to and from these applications help identify the best approach. Network management tools, specifically monitoring and analysis, provide visibility into vital information about critical application performance and use.

To download a copy of the white paper, click here

Paessler Network Solutions for Risk Management

Paessler offers a complete network monitoring suite that has been re-architected to an optimal technological base for improved functionality, efficiency and usability. The tools are used by small-to-medium businesses as well as large enterprises to provide more detailed visibility into critical parts of networks.

The tools include PRTG Network Monitor, an easy-to-use Windows application for monitoring and classifying network traffic and usage. PRTG Network Monitor combines the capabilities of Paessler’s former products, Paessler Router Traffic Grapher and IPCheck Server Monitor into one offering. Other products from Paessler include SNMP Helper, to enable PRTG or IPCheck to collect detailed performance information on Windows servers and workstations; and Webserver Stress Tool, a powerful HTTP-client/server test application designed to pinpoint critical performance issues on a Web site or Web server that may obstruct delivery of an optimal user experience.

Using Paessler network monitoring software, network managers can gain valuable insight to affect changes that reduce server and bandwidth bottlenecks, identify which applications or servers hog bandwidth, strategically plan infrastructure upgrades, deliver better service to both external and internal customers, and reduce network costs by matching expenditures with actual bandwidth needs.

Paessler Network Monitoring solutions can be purchased through the Paessler Online Shop.

Freeware and Free Trail versions of all products are also available at the Paessler download page

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