Hyper9, the enterprise-class virtualization management company, today announced its IT Director/Manager Lens, the second in a series of management-specific filters developed to help organizations optimize the business value of their virtualization initiatives.
Hyper9’s IT Director/Manager Lens provides a single, consolidated management view into multiple points of potential “VM stall”, enabling organizations to overcome issues on the path from low-risk/low reward server virtualization to high-risk/high-reward application and service virtualization. Hyper9 attacks the key causes of VM stall with the following features:
Availability & Performance Assurance – trend uptime, availability and performance of the virtual infrastructure by business units or applications delivered; receive proactive alerts on critical points of resource contention.
- Performance Analyzer – pinpoint memory, CPU and storage I/O contention
- Uptime Check – understand the uptime of your VMs and hosts by cluster or other business mappings
- Hot/Cold Map – show when and where you’re running out of resources and when you need to add more
- Assurance Alerts – provides 40+ alerts covering availability, performance and configuration best practices
Capacity Planning & Budgeting – understand resource consumption trends across your datacenter; forecast shortages; understand if your current infrastructure can support new applications/services.
- What-If Analysis – add/remove host resources, VMs and applications; understand the impact of how well you are maximizing efficiency for best practices and industry comparisons
- Application Usage Profile & Modeling – profile application usage and determine if a given application will be supported or if additional capacity is required
- Resource Containers – model the CPU, memory and shared storage resources available in your environment; understand when you will run out of resources across your datacenter, clusters, production or development environment
Resource Optimization – maximize your existing resources by balancing workloads to accommodate demand variability and identify wasted resources.
- Datacenter Explorer – search, report and visualize information across tens of thousands of elements and relationships across your virtual environment and inside your guests
- Instant Sprawl ID & Alerts – control storage, CPU and memory for recovery of expensive resources; identify over-/under-allocated VMs; track idle/stale VMs, zombie VMs, orphaned files and more
Cost Allocation & Business Transparency – build trust in the virtual environment by sharing Hyper9 insights; show the right information to the right people through the Hyper9 dashboard; understand virtual environment resource usage by business entity such as department, project, line of business, etc.
- Business Labels – automatically tag VMs with business-relevant data such as organizations/business owners, applications and criticality
- Dashboards – leverage out-of-the box management-views for reporting, performance management, utilization, costs by infrastructure and applications, and key performance indicators to share with application owners
Application Awareness – visualize dependencies between your key applications and the virtual infrastructure; understand real-time VI issues affecting your applications; understand assurance, capacity and cost allocation by application.
- Application Dependency Mapping – visually map the relationships between VI components and the applications they support
- Application Service Overlays – relate the virtual infrastructure to the critical application services that it delivers; visualize dependencies between key applications and the virtual infrastructure
- Application Assurance Alerts – create dashboards, alerts and reports to track the health of each of your key applications in a virtualized environment
- vApp Support and Hyper9 Application Service Modeling – automatically collect vApp information and their relationships to VI; model an arbitrary application service and its associated VMs; understand the relationships of application services to the virtual infrastructure
Hyper9’s enterprise-class management platform provides extreme scalability to tens of thousands of virtual elements, resulting in quick installation and immediate ROI to minimize the impact of dynamic datacenters on VM stall.