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SolarWinds New VM-to-Cloud Calculator Free Tool Estimates Cost to Move Virtual
Machines to the Cloud

VM-to-Cloud Calculator Makes Comparing Costs for Amazon EC2, Windows Azure and
Rackspace Cloud Servers Quick and Easy

AUSTIN, TX, Jul 15, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- SolarWinds(R) Inc. (SWI), a
leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today
announced its latest virtualization management free tool alongside the popular VM
Console and VM Monitor -- VM-to-Cloud Calculator.

Designed to estimate what it would cost to run virtual machines (VM) on a cloud
service, VM-to-Cloud Calculator takes inventory of all the VMs running on a
user's network and after the user selects which VMs a user wants to move, the
VM-to-Cloud Calculator estimates and compares costs for Amazon EC2, Windows Azure
and Rackspace Cloud Servers.

As the virtualized environment changes, the VM-to-Cloud Calculator will refine
the estimates to reflect the current VM inventory.

"For IT pros curious about what it would cost to make the big move to the cloud,
SolarWinds VM-to-Cloud Calculator is an easy to use solution that eliminates
tedious number-crunching and offers a quick vendor comparison. With just a few
clicks, you're done," said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds' head geek and VP of
technology. "VM-to-Cloud Calculator is another great example of how SolarWinds
understands the daily challenges our customers are facing as they move through
the stages of virtualization maturity, and what we're doing to help make their
jobs a little easier."

VM-to-Cloud Calculator highlights:

--Automatically inventory your virtual machines and capturing
description, CPU, memory, storage, and count
--Compare cost estimates from Amazon EC2, Windows Azure and Rackspace
Cloud Servers
--Easily generate updated estimates as your virtualized infrastructure

For help managing VMs currently on a network, IT pros can test-drive a free trial
of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, and in less than an hour, start getting
answers to tough questions such as:

--How many VMs do I have and which ones are over or under provisioned?
--Where are the performance bottlenecks in my virtualized environment?
--How are my VMs configured?
--How many app servers will fit in my current environment and when will
I need more resources?
--What departments are using which resources?

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated capacity planning, VM
sprawl control, performance monitoring, configuration management, chargeback
automation, and more.

Additional Resources Video: VM-to-Cloud Calculator: At What Price the Cloud?

Pricing and Availability

--SolarWinds VM-to-Cloud Calculator is free and available on the
SolarWinds website.
--Pricing for SolarWinds Virtualization Manager starts at $2,995. For
more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day
evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

About SolarWinds SolarWinds (SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management
software to customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small
businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have
become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are
downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and
flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user
community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve
problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of
SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

SolarWinds,, and Orion are registered trademarks of SolarWinds.
All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification
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