Jan2016

Observability, Repeatability, and Visibility

Everyone wants visibility into their hybrid cloud of all resources and subsystems. We have expounded upon this need over the years as well as on how to gain some level of visibility. The tools exist, as do the methodologies. What …
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May2013

Software Defined Data Center Analytics

Software Defined Data Center Analytics will play a critical role in keeping your SDDC up and running with acceptable performance. Multiple real time data feeds used across a variety of management solutions represent the only viable method to keeping up with the rate of change in the SDDC.

Jan2013

Prelert Automates Detection of Anomalies in Splunk Data

Today most customers use Splunk as a forensics tool to find the problem, after some other tool or user has reported the problem. The combination of the Prelert Anomaly Detective with Splunk allows Prelert to notify customers of anomalies that the customer did not even know to go look for and that can easily be leading indicators of problems that have not yet been reported.

Jan2012

Are we going to see real progress in IT Automation and Service Assurance in 2012?

VMware is going to make progress on its automated service assurance vision this year, with initial steps coming in the Q1/2012 version of vCenter Operations and the initial release of vFabric APM. On the third party vendor front, progress is most likely to come by partnerships between vendors who have interesting pieces of the puzzle, but do not have the entire puzzle themselves. On this front the most interesting vendors are Netuitive, Prelert, Blue Stripe, ExtrHop Networks, and VMTurbo. The wild card in this equation is how service assurance will fit with cloud management and offerings from vendors like DynamicOps, Abiquo, Platform Computing and Gale Technologies.