We can help customers optimise their infrastructure to deliver the best possible application performance whilst also making sure that capacity is not wasted and environments are right-sized for the application workloads they need to process. We start by monitoring the infrastructure to understand how the resources are being utilized by the various applications. Those wanting to take things to the next level can move to an automated platform which can actively manage the available infrastructure resources moving things around to find the perfect balance without any manual intervention.
The most important thing when monitoring infrastructure is not to focus on it in isolation. If you have separate monitoring tools for network, server, database and applications then you are likely to face the blame game whenever there is an incident as each team uses their own tools and talks in their own language to prove that they are not at fault.
What you need it a solution that relates infrastructure metrics to application metrics so you can see how your customers or end users are impacted. You will also be able to identify whether the remedy to the problem is to add more hardware capacity or fix the code.
Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer
VMware vCloud Director, Microsoft Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager, VMware vRealize Automation, Service Now, CloudStack, Red Hat Cloud Forms, and OpenStack
Container technologies such as Docker are a popular way of designing distributed systems. We gather metrics from the Docker Remote API to give a view of Docker performance. This can then be correlated with the metrics from the applications running in the container.
VMWare ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen
WAN and LAN
SAN and NAS storage
For Linux, Unix and Windows Servers, we can continually measure and monitor key host health metrics (CPU, Memory, Load, Disk, Network). We can also look at the Processes running on the servers to see which ones are consuming resources. Taking things a step further we also have technologies which will allow you to actively move workloads across your available infrastructure to assure application performance.
Server metrics on their own don’t report on how key business transactions are performed or the impact on end users. This is why server monitoring should be linked with Application Performance monitoring. You can see if a customer impacting problem is the result of an infrastructure bottleneck like Disk I/O, or conversely if an infrastructure problem like 100% CPU utilization is impacting any of your critical transactions.
Self Managing Infrastructure
Continually optimise how hypervisors such as VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V and others, juggle resources in order to support your applications in the most efficient way possible based on changing usage patterns and business priorities. This fully automated platform utilizes the economic principles of supply and demand to balance application workloads with the available resources. It allows virtualised environments to self-organise and self-manage continuously in real-time – without IT having to think about it. It’s a great way to ensure greater efficiency and agility, being able to react to changes on the fly.
Easy Reporting and Dashboards
Reporting is key to communicating the value that your team delivers. Customizable Reports and dashboards can display the health of your infrastructure in a single pane of glass.