Three Fundamentals for Managing Your Virtualized Infrastructure - Page 3
In addition, with a DVR recording, the team with ownership for the problem can see exactly what was happening at the moment the problem occurred, so they can better correct it.
The data presented must not only be timely but also meaningful and coherent and easy for the VI administrator to understand in total context of the infrastructure.
Fundamental #3: Advanced Analytics
New management solutions require sophisticated analytics capabilities that can scale with the size of one’s data center. Memory-based analytics architectures – as opposed database-driven architectures – are more ideally suited to keep track of virtualization’s dynamic interactions that can scale to millions.
Advanced analytics are the key to continuously monitoring the VI to enable the real-time alerts about performance issues, and scalability is essential to ensure that every single element in the VI can be tracked.
A powerful analytics engine at the core allows for the real-time processing and analyzing of the data that is obtained. This gives the ability not only to collect statistics but also to have the system analyze and correlate the statistics in real-time across silos. You get an accurate real-time picture of your infrastructure with meaningful statistics obtained from VMWare’s APIs plus via all interactions traversing the virtual switches within a vSphere environment.
This goes far beyond existing solutions that merely repurpose VMware stats and structure them in their own report-based UI. Without this type of advanced analytics capability, performance management will remain stuck in the old pattern of merely being reactive and generating reports.
Any transformational technology necessitates a new approach to management. Virtualization is no different. By having the right tools in place – tools that provide real-time visibility with deep analytical capabilities provided by advanced performance health analytics – companies can gain the confidence to migrate their mission-critical applications. This comprehensive and real-time visibility into the entire infrastructure will ensure the same application performance and availability that they have today will be sustainable in a virtualized environment.
Only then can enterprises take full advantage of the agility offered through virtualization and cloud computing technologies – allowing them to respond faster to the market and gain a competitive advantage for their business.