The Canadian startup Lanamark (see virtualization.info coverage here) is taking serious steps to promote its capacity planning service after just one month after the launch.
The company now offers a free, one-time capacity planning assessment for up to 500 desktops and servers, for a maximum of 10 days.
As expected, customers signing for this service will receive a performance trend report containing information about physical machines and workloads inventory, as well as CPU and memory usage.
This is a smart move from Lanamark: capacity planning is one of the fundamental steps that every company embracing virtualization should take but its cost is often too high to justify the investment.
With a one-time free assessment the startup may demonstrate the value of its service.
Nonetheless the company may have other reasons behind this promotion: the competition with VMware on is harsh as the virtualization leader is offering its hosted Capacity Planner for free since July and it includes a basic capacity planning tool in VI 3.5 at no additional cost.