In today’s dynamic data center, virtual elements and relationships are in a constant state of flux, making it difficult to capture and rationalize management data into actionable business insights.
To address this problem, Hyper9, the enterprise-class virtualization management company, today announced the latest release of its Virtual Environment Optimization (VEO) solution to give organizations better line of sight into the virtual infrastructure and how critical capacity and performance issues impact business operations.
Hyper9 VEO combines physical, virtual and logical management capabilities that bridge the gap between disparate technology domains and disciplines, and provide better understanding, forecasting and management of virtual environment operations. New features in this latest release include:
- Personalized widget-based dashboards – provide integrated alerting, trending, capacity planning; offer drag and drop customization such as by discipline and role.
- Application-aware capacity/performance visualization – projects when resources will run out (CPU, memory, shared storage), how many more workloads can be added, shortage forecasts and performance hot spots.
- Storage I/O analysis – gives visibility into storage bottlenecks; provides detailed storage metrics such as latency, throughput, IOPS (input/output operations per second) across all storage types including FC, iSCSI and NFS.
- Application service support – provides application tagging and dependency mapping to the virtual infrastructure, impact analysis and service modeling.
Hyper9’s discovery-based technology platform has been proven to deliver near-immediate ROI, helping organizations transition IT from a cost center to a value center. Recent examples include:
- A Fortune 500 electronic company had no way to track VM ownership or determine stale virtual machines – a precursor to VM sprawl. Hyper9 determined that 13 percent of several thousand virtual machines were not being used, enabling the company to delay purchase of eight 8-processor host servers for at total of $272,000 in savings.
- A Fortune 500 retail chain faced significant challenges tracking abandoned VM snapshots that were consuming storage. In less than an hour, Hyper9 identified 12 Terabytes of orphaned files, resulting in $180,000 of reclaimable space.