6fusion Launches Beta of Cloud Resource Meter for vSphere

Cloud infrastructure management firm 6fusion announced the public beta release of Cloud Resource Meter for VMware vSphere, which permits customers to monitor resource use in vSphere 4.1 or 5.0 environments. The VMware Resource Meter is available in two versions, Free and Pro, and works directly from the VMware (NYSE: VMW) console. It joins the Cloud Resource Meters for Windows and Linux already available from 6fusion.

The VMware Cloud Resource Meter is based on 6fusion’s Workload Allocation Cube technology and enables customers to monitor resource consumption across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure. According to the press release, this metering approach “allows IT departments to improve ROI analysis, optimize resource consumption, build the business case to migrate to cloud or simply improve IT distribution processes.”

“Universal metering is foundational to any utility,” said John Cowan, 6fusion co-founder and CEO, in a prepared statement. “Cloud Resource Meter for VMware vSphere allows any VMware user in the world to quantify their cloud requirements and determine the best location to run those workloads going forward — maximizing efficiency of IT spend and ROI.”

Talkin’ Cloud readers, please take note: During my briefing with 6fusion, which I will elaborate on in a subsequent blog, company representatives emphasized its distribution model is 100 percent focused on resellers. VMware Cloud Resource Meter has a free 30-day trial, allowing resellers to analyze a potential customer’s infrastructure and actual costs in-depth, thus enabling -- and I can fully see why -- a reseller to make an effective and fully accurate sales proposal.

To read up on the 6fusion partner program, click here.

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