Dec2013

Understanding the Value of Unique Management Data

Hundreds of companies and products monitor and manage various elements of your data center and your clouds. But most of these products rely on commonly available management data that is accessed via either industry-standard APIs or management APIs provided by …
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Apr2013

New Operations Management for Virtualization and Clouds White Paper Released

The Virtualization Practice has released a major update to its Operations Management White paper. This paper covers both Operations Management of Virtualized and Cloud environments, and Infrastructure Performance Management of Virtualized and Cloud environments.

Apr2013

SDDC Infrastructure Performance Management

As the first SDDC is delivered later this year, infrastructure performance management solutions will be an essential part of SDDC Infrastructure Performance Management. The good news is that a robust set of vendors already exist who can readily enhance their offerings to address the incremental requirements of the SDDC.

Jan2013

Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – Operations Management and Infrastructure Performance Management

Virtualizing business critical applications requires an operations management solution that is designed from the group up for a dynamic and shared data center. Virtualizing performance critical applications requires an infrastructure performance management solution that can monitor the end-to-end latency of the infrastructure in real time or near real time. As enterprises virtualize more than low hanging fruit, these solutions will become essential elements of the virtualization process.

Oct2012

VMware and Quest Join the Infrastructure Performance Management Party

Infrastructure Performance Management is the single most important performance and capacity management issue that owners of a virtual environment need to address. The reason for this is that since the low hanging fruit has been virtualized, what is left is business critical and performance critical applications in the hands of applications owners and their business constituents. In order to convince these groups that the virtual infrastructure is performing acceptably in support of these important applications Operations groups in charge of virtual environments need to move beyond trying to infer infrastructure performance from resource utilization patterns.

Aug2012

Your VMworld 2012 Virtualization Management Sponsors and Exhibitors Short List

VMworld 2012 is upon us. Use this list to figure out which booths should be on your short list for creative and new solutions. With over 230 booths to choose from this is a daunting task. If you are interested in management, monitoring, deployment, security, data protection, and desktop management problems, this list will help you.