Filling out our portfolio of powerful new features inside Turbonomic 6.1 is the addition of out-of-the-box APM integration for a truly application-aware infrastructure automation platform. While some products lay claim to having more monitoring, that does not solve the challenge of delivering workload performance through automation driven by application QoS.
Another incredibly powerful addition to the Turbonomic platform with the 6.1 release is the addition of more capabilities and actions for Reserved Instances on the pubic cloud. Continued innovation within the platform and by our partner cloud providers has led to very exciting updates which help unlock the ultimate combination performance while delivering the optimal efficiency and savings for your cloud compute instances.
One of the popularly asked for views in the Turbonomic community is a top-level view for both the on-premises and the cloud environments. Having this executive-level view helps to illustrate the value that your environment is getting thanks to Turbonomic. In the 6.1 release, we are proud to have these views available with our newly created Executive Dashboards.
A great new feature with Turbonomic 6.1 is the new Optimize Cloud plan. The ease of access to this popular modelling scenario makes it even quicker to get the most out of your cloud spend without sacrificing performance. Thanks to more advanced integration of Reserved Instances for cloud platforms with 6.1, you will see the best possible matching of your cloud workload demand to the ideal instance type while most effectively using your existing Reserved Instance inventory. Not only that, but you will get real-time actions showing which Reserved Instances to purchase and in which region to do so.
The evolution of hybrid computing has led to some of the most exciting innovations in both the technology and the business outcomes we gain as a result. The industry has widely understood and embraced the value of automation in getting to a more effective state of IT to drive the best results for your business organization.
The patches for the recent Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been released, or are pending, from every major operating system and virtualization vendor as I write this (Forbes list of active patches: Here Are All The Available Fixes You Need For Those Huge Chip Hacks). We have seen the launch of the information about the exploits recently as was covered here (Preparing for the Uncertainty and Risk of Meltdown and Spectre ) and the details are becoming more clear on the effects of the patching results. There are many reports from cloud and on-premises consumers who are seeing measurable impact after the resulting patches. There are no common or average metrics, but the reports are that it is a real and impactful reduction in performance.
At the moment, nearly every sysadmin and security admin of the world is looking for answers to the real impact of Meltdown/Spectre – and finding even more questions about how their systems will be affected and the potential undetected issues that have already been exploited.
There is little doubt that the IT industry is expanding rapidly and fighting to find its footing as hybrid infrastructure becomes the de facto standard at many or most organizations. 2017 proved this out in many ways. I witnessed it throughout events from every aspect of IT. This year saw Turbonomic representing our platform and customers at every major vendor and community event with a message that got resounding positive feedback.
Las Vegas is currently watching an influx of cloud seekers and cloud builders converge on the city for this year’s edition of AWS re:Invent. The annual conference is touting a 40,000+ attendance for this year, up from 34,000 in 2016 and amazingly, up from only 4,000 attendees in 2012. Having caught and surpassed VMworld and Microsoft Ignite, the AWS train is clearly chugging along with a growing community and customer base on board.
At some point in your life, you’ve bumped into the phrase “past performance is not always indicative of future results”. It’s in the prospectus for every single financial analysis paper or stock advice. Not since the Mayans, or Nostradamus has there been such a drive in our industry to seek out predictive systems. Predictive systems may appear prophetic, but there is a better way to solve these performance problems.