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Anson McCook

Anson McCook
I work with customers to understand how Turbonomic's technology can show value based on their business and operational goals. Turbonomic is shifting the way organizations approach data center management by offering a Control Platform. The inherent problem with the "monitoring & alerting" approach to IT is our acceptance of failure. With all the knobs & levers virtualization and cloud technologies present to us, we still rely on systems or end-users to let us know once something has gone wrong, or is about to go wrong. We don't accept this mode of operation in the real-world, why accept it in IT? Now imagine an Autonomous Control Platform that continuously takes action to keep environments in their most desirable state at all time.
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Disaster Recovery Failover and Host Removal

Posted by Anson McCook on Feb 23, 2017 10:30:29 AM

How to Run Every Capacity Planning Scenario in Seconds Part 3

In this post we will continue our examination of common scenarios you might need to plan for in your datacenter. If you are not already using Turbonomic, pull down the 30-day trial here and follow along! Click here to read Part 1 and here to read Part 2!

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Hardware Refresh or Hardware Upgrade?

Posted by Anson McCook on Feb 22, 2017 10:52:36 AM

How to Run Every Capacity Planning Scenario in Seconds, Part 2

In this post we will continue our examination of common scenarios you might need to plan for in your datacenter. If you are not already using Turbonomic, pull down the 30-day trial here and follow along! Click here to read Part 1.

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Topics: Servers and Hardware

How to Run Every Capacity Planning Scenario in Seconds

Posted by Anson McCook on Feb 21, 2017 8:41:16 AM

In this post, we will examine a variety of scenarios you might need to plan for in your datacenter.

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Trust in Policy-Based Management? Part 1: Introduction

Posted by Anson McCook on Oct 13, 2015 8:24:30 AM

Benefits and consequences of using policy based management to manage the data center.
As you read more and more of VMware’s latest material on new features in vSphere 6 and 6.1 or in the vRealize Suite, you’ve likely seen “Policy-Based ______” mentioned multiple times. It could be policy-based alerting, policy-based automation, policy-based management…etc. After reading more and more about this type of management, one question comes to mind: What was I doing before policy-based management?

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Topics: Virtualization

Planning for Common Data Center Scenarios

Posted by Anson McCook on Oct 1, 2015 5:50:38 PM

In Part 1 we discussed the goals of Plan view in the greater context of VMTurbo’s Operations Manager. If you need refresher, check Part 1 out here. So now that we've established the goals of the platform (inclusive of the Plan Tab) let's take a look at some common scenarios in the revamped Plan view.

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Topics: Features

The Plan Tab - Simulation and What-If Scenarios in Complex Data Centers

Posted by Anson McCook on Sep 24, 2015 9:18:28 AM

Forget about Excel. Forget about capacity planners. Forget about putting a finger in the air and all the other guess work we have painfully put ourselves through when it comes to managing our data centers.

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Topics: Features

Time to Automation

Posted by Anson McCook on Aug 14, 2015 6:15:15 AM

The results are in! Over 70% of VMTurbo users automate within 30 days of seeing a demo.

Automate What?

First of all, when I say “automate,” what do I mean? Check out this post where I go into a bit more detail on Decision Automation. To summarize, it’s the toughest type of automation, data center automation. You have tons of different data points, tons of entities to monitor, and an endless combination of decisions you could make to keep the environment healthy.

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Reservations and Optimization and Planning...Oh My!

Posted by Anson McCook on Jul 9, 2015 5:25:48 AM

Do you use the same platform to maintain performance, onboard workloads, and plan for change? You should.

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Dynamic Workloads - Don’t Let Bully VMs Boss You Around

Posted by Anson McCook on May 26, 2015 11:13:37 AM

The Dynamic Workload Problem

dynamic workloads - memory

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Decision Automation – One Step Closer to Relaxation in the Data Center

Posted by Anson McCook on Apr 24, 2015 3:40:00 PM

*In the tune of Madonna's "Holiday"*

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