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Open for Business: Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer is Now Available

Posted by Bali Kuchipudi on Dec 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM

I am excited to announce that Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer (IWO) is Generally Available (GA). IWO is the result of a successful OEM and engineering partnership between Cisco and Turbonomic. The respective teams have worked endlessly to deliver a solution that exceeds all customer expectations.

Turbonomic and Cisco have been working together for over three years, bringing the industry leading Application Resource Management (ARM) capability to Cisco customers. It started with Cisco Workload Optimization Manager (CWOM). CWOM is powered by Turbonomic and it enables Cisco customers to continuously resource applications to perform at the lowest cost while adhering to policies irrespective of where the application is hosted, i.e., on-premises, cloud, containers or VMs. CWOM does this automatically and continuously by taking resourcing actions with no human intervention. CWOM is deployed by global organizations in finance, automotive, healthcare, retail, and others in the most complex application and infrastructure environments.

In June 2019, we extended the partnership when Turbonomic and CWOM became an inaugural member of the Integration Partner Program (IPP). The Integration Partner Program takes the technology partnership to another level by helping joint customers maximize the value of their AppDynamics and CWOM investment The extended integration and partnership will deliver on the vision of AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) where software is making dynamic resourcing decisions and automating actions to assure that applications are always performing, enabling positive business outcomes and improved user experiences. Organizations across the world are investing heavily developing new applications and innovating faster to deliver better, more simplified user experiences. The partnership and the combination of AppDynamics and CWOM ensures that applications are architected and written well, and continuously resourced for performance.

At Cisco Live Europe in January 2020, Cisco announced Intersight Workload Optimizer (IWO). IWO is the integration of CWOM and Intersight. With IWO, application and infrastructure teams can now speak the same language to ensure that applications are automatically and continuously resourced to perform. As a full-stack, real-time decision engine, Intersight Workload Optimizer revolutionizes how teams manage application resources across their multicloud landscape, significantly simplifying operations. It delivers unprecedented levels of visibility, insights, and automated actions as customers prevent application performance issues.

Simply put, IWO provides the following customer benefits:

  • Bridge the gap between application and IT teams to assure application performance
  • Eliminate application resourcing as a source of application delay, meaning applications perform and continuously deliver services
  • Stop overspending as an IT department while delivering a modern application hosting platform to end users
  • Enable high value application and IT teams to focus on strategy and innovation without jeopardizing applications

IWO expands Intersight capabilities. In one place, Intersight customers can manage the health of the infrastructure and how well that infrastructure is utilized to assure application performance. Additionally, Intersight customers can monitor and manage application resources on 3rd party infrastructure, public cloud, and container environments.

To learn more about IWO, read the Cisco and AppDynamics blogs:

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