April 30th, 2013

Patents Awarded for VMTurbo’s Innovative Use of Economic Principles in Controlling Virtualization Systems’ Resources

Patented approach changes the way data centers and cloud environments are managed—unlocking the next wave of efficiency gains in virtualized IT systems

Burlington, Mass. – April 30, 2013VMTurbo, the leading provider of software-defined control of cloud and virtualized environments, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has approved and issued two patents covering proprietary uses of economic principles in the management and control of IT environments. This proprietary technology can be used to facilitate resource allocation and placement of virtualized workloads.

“Utilizing a market-based approach that is rooted in economic principles enables one to control data center workload and resource allocation and configuration in a desired state. VMTurbo drives the actions to assure service delivery while maximizing the ROI across the virtual infrastructure,” said Shmuel Kliger, chief technology officer and founder of VMTurbo. “We are thrilled to have been awarded multiple patents as they further support the fact that we are the only company solving the problem of what workload to run where and when to assure application performance while utilizing the environment as efficiently as possible—the biggest challenge in operating virtualized and cloud environments today.”

U.S. Patent 8,396,807 covers various systems and methods for managing software licenses in a virtualization system. The patent application was filed on August 12, 2009, and issued as a patent on March 12, 2013.

U.S. Patent 8,433,801 covers various systems and methods for determining and using productivity scores in the management of virtualization system resources. The patent application was also filed on August 12, 2009, and issued as a patent on April 30, 2013.

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About VMTurbo Operations Manager

VMTurbo Operations Manager is the only solution on the market that understands application performance, resource utilization and capacity constraints in a virtualized data center, and is able to automatically adjust allocation to ensure service based on priority. Since its initial release, more than 9,000 cloud service providers and enterprises worldwide have deployed the VMTurbo Software-Defined Control platform to gain greater control and prevent performance issues across their virtual infrastructure. To download VMTurbo Operations Manager, visit

About VMTurbo

VMTurbo delivers a Software-Defined Control platform for cloud and virtualized environments. The company’s proprietary solutions, including VMTurbo Operations Manager, utilize its Economic Scheduling Engine to dynamically adjust configuration, resource allocation and workload placement to meet service levels and business goals. It is the only technology on the market capable of closing the loop in IT operation by automating the decision-making process to maintain the environment in the desired state. The VMTurbo platform first launched in August 2010 and since that time more than 9,000 cloud service providers and enterprises worldwide have deployed the platform, including British Telecom, Colgate, CSC and the London School of Economics. Using VMTurbo, our customers ensure that applications get the resources they need to operate reliably, while utilizing infrastructure and human resources in the most efficient way.

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Ben Yemini Ben Yemini
At Turbonomic Ben ensures we continue to deliver unique value in our customers' hybrid cloud environments. He decided to join Turbonomic after spending too much time watching dev blame ops and ops blame dev while users still did not get the experience they wanted. Ben has over 15 year of experience in the enterprise software space first as developer and later as a product manager.