There are many questions in the air when it comes to architecting your application for a cloud or virtual environment. Designing with a systems thinking approach means that we want to look at our requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks. The best way to do this is to look at a specific scenario played out which is what we are going to here in the first of our Couch to Cloud Native (C2CN) series.
We all know the headline that will read “automation is taking away jobs”. What we have to see beyond the headline is that it’s a good thing. It doesn’t take long to realize the benefits you can gain if you take a few moments each day and track the repetitive and relatively mundane tasks we do.
Automation is much more than just the mundane and repetitive stuff. The goal of automation is about increasing the flow (and value) of your work. What makes automation successful are five very key features:
The world of IT Operations has been changing in many ways over the past few years. The rise of public cloud created an urgency for traditional operations teams to adapt their own systems and processes to either embrace a public cloud infrastructure, or to create a more cloud-like experience with their internal infrastructure to keep pace.
Public cloud is on a rocket rise in adoption but will not unseat every data center regardless of the rate of adoption. Many data centers are moving towards managed colocation and on-demand providers, mostly because it opens the door for more programmatic approaches to building and managing infrastructure and removes the overhead of managing environment (e.g. power, cooling).
Infrastructure-as-Code, or IaC, has become one of the most dominant features which allows for the accelerated and more consistent management of on-premises or public cloud infrastructure.
If you’re like me, you probably had, or know someone who had a house with a room that nobody was allowed to go into except for “special occasions”. The furniture was often covered in plastic, and the carpet was impeccably clean, vacuumed weekly despite nobody walking on it except the person using the vacuum.
There is an ongoing discussion (read:argument) around something that is like the Voldemort of technology: vendor lock-in.
Let me start by giving my one line view of the reason for the uprising in awareness of microservices, containers, SDN and the ever-present SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center): This is about agility, not speed.
We are continuously being confronted with challenge in designing infrastructure. Every aspect of our infrastructure has potential pitfalls for performance, resiliency, and the challenges faced with dynamic workloads.
We are extremely excited to announce the addition of new features in Turbonomic 6.4 for customers who are running VMware vSAN and VMware hyperconverged environments. With this new integration we are about to profile application resource demand to optimize vSAN performance and ensure that you are getting the most performance and value out of your VMware hyperconverged investment.
Turbonomic 6.4 introduces a variety of new features and integrations. Updates to the VMware Horizon VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) integration are among the new capabilities which have our customers extremely excited to be able to use the Turbonomic Application Resource Management platform to get the most performance and value out of their VMware Horizon deployments.
Turbonomic 6.3 extends our Application Performance Monitoring (APM) integration further through new integration with Dynatrace, alongside Cisco AppDynamics. APM integrations bring rich, application-focused analytics to the Turbonomic analytics engine which are rendered in the user interface. This delivers customers with full-stack topology and the ability to drill down and explore application-specific metrics being pulled from Dynatrace and AppDynamics.