Quest Software has announced the release of the latest version of its vFoglight solution to offer extended hypervisor support for both VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V.

Also offering application infrastructure management for Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange, it said that vFoglight 6.5 provides increased automation of virtual infrastructures by simplifying VMware management to increase efficiency to drive lower costs.

Carl Eberling, vice president and general manager of virtualisation management and monitoring at Quest Software, said: “vFoglight has been developed to maximise performance, speed problem resolution and ensure capacity across heterogeneous virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures. The proof is the more than 25,000 customers who use Quest every day to simplify the management of their complex virtual environments.”

Chadd Warwick, a systems architect with CSS Hosted Systems, said that vFoglight solved critical needs for him. “In a single tool, I can manage the virtual layer and get visibility 'up the stack' into our infrastructure and applications. It's much simpler and has been a quick ROI for us,” he said.