Xtravirt Limited, which runs a leading global virtualization knowledge portal, today announced the general availability of an online Capacity Assessment Service. The service allows customers to run on-demand capacity assessments of their environments, ensuring correct sizing of virtualization solutions for virtual desktop, server consolidation and data center transformation projects.
“Capacity planning is an essential component for any organisation wishing to adopt virtualisation; whether it be desktop replacement or a server consolidation exercise,” states Paul Davey, CTO of Xtravirt. “We have kept the whole process as simple as possible,” continues Paul. “Collected data, consisting of performance metrics, are securely uploaded to the Xtravirt VReady Portal, where they are analyzed to produce a summary VReady Assessment Report. This can be subsequently extended and we can quickly produce a comprehensive analysis, including full what-if scenarios, solution optimization and licensing calculations. If a client wishes to use a particular brand of server, or server SKU, they can let us know and we can feed it into the design.”
The Xtravirt VReady Portal freely allows customers to download a small data collector module (approximately 10 MB) and start collecting data immediately without agents, additional infrastructure or external consultants.