Quest Introduces New vFundamentals Virtualization Management Suite

Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT) today announced the availability of vFundamentals, a new product suite that delivers best-in-class backup, capacity planning and resource optimization for VMware virtual environments. vFundamentals enables virtualization administrators to confidently grow their virtual environments knowing that critical assets are properly utilized and protected. Attainably priced at $995 per CPU, the new bundle includes Quest vRanger® Pro, the market’s leading VMware backup, replication and recovery solution, as well as capacity management and optimization technology from VKernel’s vOps Server Standard Edition.

Packaged with the needs of small- and mid-sized businesses in mind, vFundamentals provides virtualization and systems administrators with a cost-effective, scalable solution that requires minimal customization and can be put into production quickly, enabling them to protect, manage and optimize their growing VMware virtual environments.

One of the only backup products to achieve VMware Ready status for vSphere 5, vRanger Pro delivers highly optimized virtual data protection. It features a patented Active Block Mapping technology that reduces network payload and storage space requirements. Its parallel job execution and dynamic resource management capabilities enable users to scale with confidence.

VKernel’s vOps Server Standard Edition simplifies capacity planning by enabling users to visualize multiple capacity issues at a glance; calculate remaining available VM slots; forecast future resource requirements and reserve capacity for planned deployments; and predict future capacity bottlenecks.

For resource optimization, VKernel’s technology also collects information directly from VMware’s vCenter and analyzes thousands of data points across the entire virtual environment, giving users the ability to quickly and easily identify resource efficiency issues, make resource allocation recommendations, and safely and automatically resize virtual machines.

vFundamentals will be sold through the channel at an SMB-friendly price point of $995 per CPU.