Tim MacDonald of Intigua joins us on the third episode of Virtual Thoughts, where we discuss anything and everything related to virtualization and cloud technologies, communities, and organizations. Intigua has a unique product for managing virtual machines at scale. Its product concentrates on the virtual machine substrate most often ignored by applications, developers, and end users until a problem crops up: the substrate comprising agents and IT applications that make our systems run as they should. Intigua encapsulates, optimizes, and controls this substrate. Take a listen to the video podcast and let us know your thoughts.
When you scale up the number of systems, even with containers, a substrate of the containers or operating system is necessary for security, data protection, management, and performance information. The list of agents that are used today and will be into the future is endless. Most developers and operations folks are unaware of what goes into providing this layer of IT infrastructure, which is 100% software. However, they are required to have a smoothly running application and to meet compliance and other policies.
By encapsulating the agents and small applications, Intigua can control memory and CPU footprints to intelligently raise or lower resources as needed. By communicating with the dashboards and servers that the agents talk to continuously, Intigua can register and de-register systems as needed, call external configuration scripts, and otherwise control the environment. With Intigua, large-scale hybrid clouds’ IT substrates can be managed, controlled, and deployed with ease.
How do you deploy agents today? How do you know if these agents are up-to-date? How do you manage agents when there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of systems in use?
Scale presents serious problems for the IT substrate. We need to find a way to overcome these problems while maintaining the capabilities that allow us to scale: automation. Let us in on how you do things today!