How many times do you get a call from the help desk about some application being slow or down? More than you would like, I’m sure. The more troubling part is that they call about some business application (or many of them) that are affected and now you have to chase down what the underlying root cause of the issue is.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently wrapped up their annual conference. Due to the global pandemic, this conference was delivered exclusively online over a three-week period free for all attendees.
Why We Built Data Cloud
Have you ever been asked one of the following questions?
- "Was there a server outage?
- "Why is my app slow?"
- "Do I need a bigger VM?"
- "Do I need more storage?"
- "What host has that VM been on?"
- "What happened at 4 p.m. yesterday with my app?"
- "What am I paying for?"
- "What is on that cluster?"
- "What does the load at month end look like?"
Last month, Turbonomic experts Brian Promes and Tom Griffin gave customers an inside look at our brand new Performance Data Warehouse: Turbonomic Data Cloud, which was invented with the sole purpose of closing the Apps-Ops divide once and for all. If you missed it, you can catch the full recording here, or keep reading for a synopsis and key excerpts.
Businesses are increasingly relying on applications to connect with their customers. This year has tested their digital dexterity as they look to provide a reliable and rewarding end user experience. It’s also never been more challenging to deliver on this promise.
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.
The last few months have been a test of resilience for us all – we’ve persevered through a global health crisis, economic uncertainty, the heightened impacts of climate change, and racial injustice… all leading up to one of the most contentious U.S. presidential elections of our time. It has never been more important to show compassion for our employees, customers, and extended community, and to lead with empathy.
The ongoing pandemic has changed the dynamics of how people throughout the world lead their lives, interact with others, and prioritize their purchases. Many industries have experienced drastic fluctuations in demand in concert with a forced shift to work-from-home conditions that has made it difficult for them to provide for their employees and service their customers.
What is the right cloud migration strategy for your business?
Cloud migration is simply the process of moving applications from the current environment to the Cloud. Traditionally, companies have pursued a cloud migration strategy of moving on-premises VMs to the Cloud. However, recently, there is a rise in Cloud to Cloud migration among customers that want to avoid vendor lock-in and adopt a multi-cloud strategy.
Whether you are just testing the waters or well-versed in Cloud computing, Cloud migration is a core process in the global digital transformation that's been accelerated due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to IDC, “COVID-19 accelerated digitization as organizations were forced to innovate rapidly in response to a combination of regulations (e.g., working from home) and a rapidly changing business environment.” (Source: IDC Worldwide Whole Cloud Forecast, 2020-2024. Oct 2020, Doc #US46020420)
A recent report in Bloomberg quoted Goldman Sachs analysts predicting that volatility in US markets will spike after election day. Their conclusions, based on options activity, back up a feeling that many share on Wall St: volatility is high and only going to increase as we move deeper into the fall.
As software and customer demand endlessly evolve, so too must the Virtual Machines and the mechanics for sizing those Virtual Machines. Whether the VMs are hosted in your On-Premises clusters or scattered across various cloud regions in AWS and Azure, scaling these VMs and ensuring application performance continues to be a difficult challenge (and many folks’ full-time jobs).