Akorri BalancePoint: Virtual Infrastructure Optimization Podcast – Episode 99
In episode 99, Douglas Brown interviews John Gavin, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Akorri. Douglas and John discuss the Akorri BalancePoint virtualization monitoring solution. John walks us through their BalancePoint solution, the benefits, how they complement the VMware solution, what it takes to install and deploy how it competes against the other virtualization monitoring solutions, plus much more.
Akorri provides IT infrastructure-wide analytical software solutions that optimize performance, utilization and operations in the dynamic data center. Customers typically realize ROI within two to four months leveraging BalancePoint as an independent IT advisor to:
• Increase VM densities with performance assurance
• Reclaim server and storage assets
• Forecast hardware purchases
• Improve staff visibility and productivity
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John Gavin, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
John Gavin is responsible for the general management of the company. He brings more than 25 years of financial and operations experience from leading technology organizations. Prior to Joining Akorri, John served as COO and Interim General Manager for SMaL Camera Technologies which was acquired by Cypress Semiconductors. He also served as Vice President and CFO of Pirus, where he was instrumental in developing business strategies and optimizing planning processes that were critical to the company’s successful acquisition by Sun Microsystems. Prior to joining Pirus, John was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for C-Port Corporation, where he was one of the chief architects of the $430 million merger of C-Port and Motorola. Previously, he held senior financial management positions at Compaq and Digital Equipment Corp., including Vice President of Finance, Sales and Marketing for North America.