August 24, 2010

Neptuny, the solution provider for IT performance optimization, capacity and virtualization planning solution, launched Caplan 3.3. The latest version provides new features and improvements in the ability to manage virtualized environments and to support virtualization initiatives, Neptuny said.

Caplan 3.3 new features include virtualization planning, benchmark management, tagging, filtering and searching enhancement, and integration of new data sources.

To support real-life virtualization planning, Caplan 3.3 offers the ability to simulate future placements (of both physical and virtual candidates) based on historical trends of resource consumptions and workloads, as well as the ability to take also storage space constraints based on defined DataStores to identify the optimal allocation scenarios and to simulate DataStores configuration changes.

Caplan 3.3 also extends the ability to manage VMware ESX environments, including Resource Pool and DataStore related metrics, support for vApps and for tracking events such as DRS migrations.

The new solution also provides additional benchmark management capabilities, such as the ability to upload and then use custom benchmarks in the same way as the standard benchmarks (e.g. SPEC or TCP-C) already included as out-of-the-box by Caplan.

Caplan 3.3 also provides enhancements in terms of easiness of use, in particular to enable users to more flexibly tag, filter, search, group and manage entities to be included in capacity management activities, Neptuny aid.

Further, Caplan 3.3 includes several new and updated out-of-the-box connectors, such as IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM): updated to ITM v6 and expanded to support additional Unix and Windows metrics and VMWare vCenter: improved and updated to version (2.5) of vCenter API.

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