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eG Innovations virtual appliance performance monitor delivers rapid time-to-value New lightweight eG Enterprise virtual appliance is pre-configured to monitor performance of physical and virtual IT infrastructures

ISELIN, N.J.; April 5, 2010eG Innovations, Inc., a global supplier of performance management software for virtual and physical IT infrastructures, today announced the immediate availability of the eG Enterprise Virtual ApplianceTM. Designed to monitor virtual and physical IT infrastructures, the eG Enterprise Virtual ApplianceTM is a fast and easy way to deploy eG's award winning performance monitoring software as a single pane of glass to gain end-to-end visibility across heterogeneous network, server and applications in an IT infrastructure.

The eG Enterprise Virtual Appliance is a pre-configured version of the full eG Enterprise SuiteTM that includes the eG Manager, a Java Development Kit, an Oracle Express database and an eG agent. Initially offered for and fully tested on VMware vSphereTM, the eG Enterprise Virtual Appliance was built using VMware Studio and is provided as an OVF file. The eG Enterprise Suite has been validated as VMware ReadyTM.

“The eG Enterprise Virtual Appliance is like a short cut to full eG Enterprise Suite functionality,” said Srinivas Ramanathan, founder, president and CEO of eG Innovations. “Installing the eG Enterprise Suite requires a Microsoft Windows, Linux or Solaris system to host the eG Manager; a Java Development Kit, and an Oracle or a Microsoft SQL database server. But now, with the eG Enterprise Virtual Appliance, you could have eG Enterprise up and running in just a few minutes in your VMware vSphere™ environment.”

Administrators can also use the eG Enterprise Virtual Appliance to monitor their physical infrastructures. With support for monitoring 10+ operating systems, 5+ virtualization platforms, and 85+ applications, the eG Enterprise Suite offers broad infrastructure coverage.

“Customers have indicated that managing virtual and physical resources with seamlessly integrated solutions is increasingly top of mind,” said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware. “The new eG Enterprise Virtual Appliance provides customers with an innovative management solution that increases time to value through its simplified virtual appliance form factor.”

Flexible Licensing Terms

Whether monitoring a virtual or physical infrastructure, the eG Enterprise Virtual Appliance is priced at $2,000 for each physical server to be monitored, regardless of the number CPUs/sockets, or operating systems. No agents are needed on the virtual machines or virtual desktops being monitored.

There is no time limit for the eG Enterprise Virtual Appliance, which is installed as a download from the eG Innovations website. However, a separate license key is needed to activate the eG Manager. For small infrastructures (up to 10 physical servers), the eG Manager can be configured to store performance metrics using the built-in database within the virtual appliance. For larger installations (10 servers or more), the eG Manager can be configured to use any external database server to store performance metrics.

About eG Innovations

eG Innovations, Inc. (www.eginnovations.com) is a global provider of performance monitoring and triage solutions for both virtual and physical IT infrastructures. The company's patented technologies provide proactive monitoring of every layer of every tier in the infrastructure, thereby enabling rapid diagnosis and recovery in enterprise and service provider networks. By ensuring high availability and optimum performance of mission-critical business services, eG Innovations' solutions help enhance customers' competitive positioning, lower operational costs and optimize the performance of their infrastructures.

- Bill Bradley
bill@blcpr.com , 978-692-7422

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