Intigua Launches Industry’s First Solution that Virtualizes the Management Layer, Enabling Companies to Move to a Cloud Infrastructure
Eliminates complexity and slashes costs of managing cloud, virtual and physical environments
Intigua today announced the industry's first solution that brings the power of virtualization to the management layer. The new Intigua Platform dramatically reduces the cost and effort of using enterprise management solutions in virtual, cloud and physical infrastructures, providing the agility, scalability and automation that enterprises need for managing mission-critical applications in today's dynamic environments.
Intigua virtualizes existing enterprise management tools, such as infrastructure and application monitoring, configuration management, provisioning, security and compliance, and data backup, and provides a fully automated way to use them from a single, centralized console—without the operational overhead and performance impact of installed agents, and without requiring any changes to the management tools. Intigua will be showcasing its solution at VMworld 2012, Booth 428, August 26-29, San Francisco, CA.
“Managing agents was very time-consuming and disruptive, and the agents were consuming too much CPU, causing key applications to crash. This was unacceptable for a private cloud financial software company like ours. We tried agentless products, but got too many false positives,” said Jerry Nelson, Sr. Manager, Intel Systems, Open Solutions. “With Intigua, we can finally run management tools without worrying about cumbersome agent maintenance or performance issues. Deploying or upgrading an agent is as easy as dragging and dropping a file, and the process takes minutes instead of weeks or months. With its single-pane-of-glass dashboard, we can now see all agent activity inside all our 2,500 VMs from a single location, and easily troubleshoot problems. To protect our applications and prevent outages, Intigua will even automatically throttle down agents when CPU exceeds our pre-defined limits. Intigua is our magic bullet.”
Eliminating Costly, Time-Consuming Systems Management Challenges
In its current form, systems management is fragmented, decentralized and tightly coupled to the operating system. This makes it inherently unsuitable for an agile and scalable infrastructure. Moreover, management agents frequently cause performance and reliability issues such as overuse of CPU resources, resulting in poor performance of production applications, software conflicts that lead to failed installations, and repeated rebooting of end points.
Managing tens of thousands of agents throughout their lifecycle – from installation through upgrades and ongoing troubleshooting – is, therefore, a massive and costly operational drain. As companies implement cloud infrastructures, where VMs get spun up and down at furious speeds, it will be virtually impossible to manage business-critical applications using traditional agent-based solutions.
“Intigua addresses a tremendous—and previously unsolved—IT pain,” said Torsten Volk, senior analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. “Enterprises need systems management agents to keep their infrastructure running, but often can’t keep up with agent maintenance because of the huge complexities, time and costs involved. Agentless solutions frequently won’t work because they don’t provide adequate functionality. Intigua’s solution delivers all the benefits of agents without the side effects. By simplifying and automating systems management, it can also help businesses create a solid foundation for their move to a cloud infrastructure. It’s very compelling.”
Key benefits of Intigua include:
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