Freeware desktop application aims to streamline the management of multi-platform virtual environments and leverage Windows PowerShell
Buffalo Grove, IL, April 14th 2009 – Vizioncore Inc., the market leader in virtualization data protection and management solutions, today announced the beta release of the Virtualization EcoShell, a freeware graphical toolkit for IT administrators to streamline the management of multi-platform virtual environments, will be available April 15th 2009. The Virtualization EcoShell, specifically tailored to virtualization experts and channel partners, leverages Windows PowerShell to deliver daily cost-savings opportunities for administrators of virtualized infrastructures.
Having made an exciting and acclaimed debut at VMworld Europe in February, participants remarked that the IT-tailored interface of the Virtualization EcoShell was an easy and powerful way to maintain multi-platform virtual environments, as well as create, customize, and dramatically automate repetitive and complex tasks. Similar to the Microsoft Management Console, but focused on virtualization, partners saw the opportunity to provide custom admin interfaces and add significant value around their service offerings with the Virtualization EcoShell.
Paul Casey, Datacenter & Storage, Virtualization Technology Leader, at Computacenter, Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services commented, “The Virtualization EcoShell is innovative in its ability to provide a simple solution for customers to quickly capture any virtual infrastructure management tasks. This enables customers to automate multi-step tasks and simplify the delivery of otherwise complex procedures via PowerShell scripts. It also provides channel organizations, such as Computacenter, the opportunity to develop significant services around assessments for customers wishing to introduce process automation and thus reap benefits more quickly and in a cost effective manner.”
“The Virtualization EcoShell provides administrators with a free toolkit which allows them to build their own powerful virtualization systems management consoles. In addition, they can also benefit from the hundreds of members associated with the online community-driven website, The Virtualization EcoShell Initiative (VESI™) – www.thevesi.org,” commented Scott Herold, author, virtualization expert and chief architect of the Virtualization EcoShell and VESI. “While we are promoting the implementation of automated systems management and providing for free what many vendors still charge for, we know every single administrator managing a virtual infrastructure can take this freeware desktop application and wrap many value-added services around it for the benefit of their organizations.”
The beta release of the Virtualization EcoShell can be downloaded from http://www.thevesi.org/downloads.jspa.
The Virtualization EcoShell provides several key features and out-of-the-box use cases for administrators. These capabilities will allow them to get a strong sense of how to optimize, streamline, manage and automate their multi-platform virtual environments.
• Flexible and Robust User Interface – Simultaneously manage multi-platform virtual environments, Microsoft applications and other Windows PowerShell supported technologies with a highly flexible, robust virtualization-tailored graphical interface
• Task Automation – Reduce errors from manual processes across multiple areas of responsibility through the automation of repetitive and complex tasks inherent in virtualization infrastructures
• Administrative Reports and Maps – Provide pre-defined and customizable reports as well as automated maps without hassle in HTML, XML and CSV formats, including support for Microsoft Visio
• Powerful Script Assistance – Cushion and ramp up script creation with a powerful Integrated Development Environment by exposing, analyzing and troubleshooting script output for common Windows PowerShell commands
• VESI™ – Inspire administrators who manage multi-platform virtual environments to share and enhance the capabilities of the Virtualization EcoShell through the online community-drive initiative and forum – www.thevesi.org
• The Virtualization EcoShell and VESI are provided completely 100% free of charge.
As more organizations adopt Windows PowerShell scripts across platforms, administrators can share and enhance the capabilities of the Virtualization EcoShell through VESI, sponsored by Vizioncore. Providing personal and company-wide productivity, the Virtualization EcoShell delivers daily cost-savings opportunities and reduces the learning curve for administrators and the channel to manage virtual infrastructures.
About Vizioncore Inc.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, Vizioncore Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Quest Software. The company has operations in the Americas, EMEA, Asia and Australia. As a leader in virtualization data protection and management solutions, Vizioncore’s products help customers safeguard and optimize their IT systems while allowing them to extract the maximum return on their investment in virtualization. Vizioncore’s products are built from the ground up to support virtual environments with none of the legacy encumbrances of products built for physical servers. Over 15,000 organizations around the world, from SMBs to large-scale enterprises, use Vizioncore’s products. Vizioncore operates independently and distributes its products through an extended partner network of 2,200 value-added resellers worldwide. For more information please visit www.vizioncore.com.
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