The Cloud is great. It allows you to deploy applications and never have to worry about infrastructure again. But, never worrying about infrastructure again is not the same as never worrying about application availability again.
Assuring Performance in a VDI Environment
VDI workloads are some of our most critical workloads. When the VDI environment is running slow, or even down, we’re guaranteed to hear from the end users. And, it has the added challenge of being a very complex and dynamic environment.
Anybody with experience managing antivirus scans, updates, boot storms, or any other of a handful of resource intensive tasks in a VDI environment knows that maintaining performance during these intensive tasks can be a daunting if not impossible. The severe degradation to service during an antivirus storm is enough to kill worker productivity, and in some cases even prevents companies from fully rolling out VDI solutions.
Turbonomic ServiceNow Support
Turbonomic Operations Manager 5.6 includes an integration with ServiceNow. ServiceNow is one of the leading IT Service Management (ITSM) platforms on the market, and supports a wide array of features. Turbonomic flourishs in complex environments where it is common to both deploy new workloads and make changes to the environment. Accordingly, Turbonomic’s integration with ServiceNow is the right step in bringing true value to our customers.”
Changing the way we do capacity management
Capacity management has long been a staple of the IT universe. At the end of the day it seems like the only thing that management cares about above and beyond keeping the lights on is when to add a new host and where to add it.
Let’s start by saying congratulations to SDN! Network virtualization technologies are finally starting to proliferate the datacenter, delivering on the abstraction and flexibility at a network layer that hypervisors did at a compute layer nearly 15 years ago. And with the development of new technologies comes the inevitable complexity and need for orchestration tools to manage the network.
Topics: Networking and SDN
Have you ever wondered if your applications are meeting their SLAs? I know, stupid question. At the end of the day the only thing we care about as admins is making sure our applications meet their SLAs. But, with hundreds, if not thousands, of application instances running within the datacenter, how do you know that all applications are meeting their SLAs? Or, better yet, if an application is in danger of not meeting its SLA, what do you do about it?
I just came back from VMworld and NSX was front and center, right along with vCloudAir, in the One Cloud initiative coming out of VMware. We’ve been hearing about NSX for a while now as VMware’s SDN offering, and it seems like now the industry is starting to take notice.
Data centers are the largest fixed cost items in the world. In order to operate companies have to put up millions of dollars in capital to buy everything from floor space, to storage and networking. But, there is one BIG problem with this.