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Acquired byQuest Software

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Phone(617) 261-6900
Descriptionvirtualization management software


VKernel, a part of Dell
285 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02210



Series B, 5/2009
Longworth Venture Partners
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Polaris Partners


VKernel Corporation

VKernel was acquired by Quest Software in 2011. With Dell’s acquistion of Quest in September 2012, VKernel is now a part of Dell.

Founded in 2007, VKernel Corporation established itself as a leading provider of performance and capacity management products for VMware and Microsoft virtualized infrastructures.

VKernel products simplify the complex and critical tasks of planning and predicting capacity utilization and performance bottlenecks. Used by over 50,000 system administrators, the products have proven their ability to maximize capacity utilization, reduce virtualization costs and improve application performance.

Led by an experienced and proven management team, VKernel is well-positioned to address the growing demand and opportunity for performance and capacity management solutions for virtualized and cloud environments. The company has operations in the US and in Europe and sells its products directly or through a network of worldwide distribution and reseller partners.

Recent Milestones



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Above: Performance Bottlenecks
Uploaded: 5/13/11
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Above: vOPSâ„¢ Dashboard
Uploaded: 5/13/11
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Above: VM Sizing
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vOPS Server Standard
Launch DateMarch 5, 2012

vOPS Server Standard provides award-winning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) performance analysis, capacity planning, configuration management, resource optimization, reporting and chargeback. Within 20 minutes, VM administrators are presented with actionable intelligence derived from expert-set pre-configuration that includes:

• Detection of VM performance issues accompanied by specific remediation steps • Identification of capacity available for additional VMs • Discovery of data waste such as abandoned VM images

vOPS Server Standard is unique in rapidly providing visibility into the performance, capacity and cost health of a virtualized environment.

KEY FEATIRES: • Automatically remediate VM performance issues • Identify optimal VM placements and additional VM workload capacity • Automate VM re-sizing for CPU and Memory

OPERATIONAL BENEFITS: • Automatically identify the root cause and remediation actions to VM performance problems • Understand current and future capacity bottlenecks to stay ahead of increasing virtual machine demand • Model the performance impact of environment changes before implementing the change

BUSINESS BENFITS: • Defer equipment purchasing and maximize hardware use through higher VM density and reclaiming resources • Decrease troubleshooting time for VM performance issues • Accelerate virtualization of mission-critical applications

VKernel Corporation screenshot
Above: VM Performance Bottlenecks
Uploaded: 5/23/11
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Above: Right-Sizing VMs in vOPS Optimizer
Uploaded: 5/23/11
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Above: VKernel vOperations Suite Dashboard
Uploaded: 5/23/11


  1. Quest Software buys VKernel for undisclosed amount ( [edit]
  2. VKernel Scores $7 Million Series B Round ( [edit]
  3. VKernel Grows Management Team to Support Accelerating Product Development Schedule ( [edit]
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