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New Product Helps Customers Reduce Cost of Over-or Under-Provisioned Virtual Environments and Increase Consolidation Ratio utilizing Trend Analysis, intuitive "What If" Modeling and Automated Optimization Wizards

Holmdel, NJ, USA, November 17, 2009. - 5nine Software today released 5nine Optimizer 1.0, for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere, a powerful and easy-to-use software solution for virtual environment analysis and optimization. The new product helps customers reduce cost of over-provisioned multi-hypervisor virtual environments, and increase hardware utilization employing advanced trend analysis, "What If" modeling and Automated Optimization Wizards.

5nine Optimizer continuously analyzes virtualized data center environment including hosts, physical and virtual machines, and provides trend reporting, automated workload optimization as well as "What If" modeling. "What If" modeling includes the analysis of "What if I add a VM(s)" and "What if I add a host" scenarios further facilitating planning, optimization and integrated TCO and ROI analysis.

5nine Optimizer is integrated with 5nine P2V Planner, and two products together represent a comprehensive, yet affordable solution for P2V migration planning and optimization of a virtual environment. 5nine P2V Planner provides P2V VMware and P2V Hyper-V virtualization planning and delivers side-by-side comparative analysis of Hyper-V and VMware migration plans from the technology, TCO and ROI perspectives.

"In today’s economic environment enterprise and SMB customers are looking to do more with what they already have, looking to optimize the hardware utilization to avoid, or minimize the cost of buying new servers and storage. 5nine Optimizer is designed specifically to help them with this optimization analysis." said Konstantin Malkov, R&D DIrector of 5nine Software. "We are pleased to announce the release of 5nine Optimizer 1.0. with the support for multi-hypervisor, Hyper-V and VMware, environments".

"5nine Optimizer is a powerful, while affordable virtual environment optimization solution that can be used by both SMB and Enterprise customers, as well as the IT consultancies. Most important is that it has truly automated capacity and migration optimization with variety of intuitive 'What-If' and TCO/ROI reports that creates a major advantage over its competition" – said Henry Bayard, Vice President of EasyLink Services.

5nine Optimizer offers the following features and benefits:

  • Automated P2V Hyper-V and VMware P2V / V2V – to reduce the cost of for over–provisioned hosts and increase the consolidation ration
  • Integrated TCO and ROI Reports – to automate the cost analysis
  • Real-time workload and utilization alerts - to reduce virtualization administration costs and receive early notifications about potential performance problems
  • Continuous proactive analysis and Workload and Utilization reports - to automate ongoing optimization
  • Long and short-term utilization trends and related "What-If" analysis and Optimization Plans graphics reports - for better capacity planning
  • All of the 5nine P2V Planner functionality - which includes easy-to-use automated P2V migration planning and side-by-side comparison of Hyper-V and VMware migration plans

Pricing and Availability

5nine Optimizer for Hyper-V is available immediately with North American pricing starting at $99.00 USD per workload. Special VAR and volume licenses available. More information, including free trial downloads, is available at

About 5nine Software

5nine Software is an international company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey. 5nine Software helps organizations to safeguard their investment in virtual infrastructure by providing innovative systems management solutions designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and mitigate risks. 5nine offers the suite of P2V migration and virtualization management tools including 5nine Optimizer, 5nine P2V Hyper-V and P2V VMware Planner, 5nine P2V Hyper-V Planner Free Edition, and 5nine Virtual Firewall for Hyper-V.