Azure Monitor Logs is a feature of Azure Monitor that collects and organizes log and performance data from monitored resources. Azure Log Analytics is a tool in the Azure portal used to edit and run log queries with data in Azure Monitor Logs. Many Microsoft Azure customers use Azure Log Analytics to capture performance metrics, such as CPU usage and Memory usage.
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.
With Turbonomic deployed in your environment you are enjoying guaranteed health and performance - and with customizable dashboards you are able to really show off how well managed your environment is.
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.
From NASA retiring its 45,000 sq ft data center to the U.S. Federal government saving more than $2.8 billion, many of the biggest data center owners in the world are making the long-term effort to scale their data centers more efficiently by consolidating the current hardware on an ongoing basis. Trying to figure out if there is more “juice” in a densely deployed virtual environment might be one of the most challenging but also expected progression of IT operations. Their increasing demand for more efficient computing power and storage space makes the growth of a scalable and elastic data center a necessity.
VDI adds additional complexity to already complicated virtualized infrastructures. End-users demand a local PC like experience, while high densities place additional demand on compute and storage. Both Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon provide a robust portfolio of VDI options, depending on the needs of your business. The nature of VDI, however, necessitates real-time analytics and management in order to consistently deliver a reliable end user experience.
We pride ourselves on developing the best quality product but we also understand that software is never perfect. So, if an issue arises in our software we want to fix said issue as quickly as possible. Following our philosophy around enabling our customers to proactively manage their virtual and cloud environments, we now offer Proactive Support on the Turbonomic platform. This capability notifies users before issues arises with their Turbonomic instance.
Capacity planners are often faced with a difficult decision to make, because much of their job requires balancing the challenging tradeoff between application performance and infrastructure efficiency. The responsibility of the capacity planner is to understand when more hardware is needed to assure application performance, while at the same time, avoiding wasted hardware. The traditional approach involves figuring out the current excess capacity, then trying to match it with future growth. This is usually done against key metrics such as CPU and memory.
Turbonomic is a pretty unique product for many reasons. One of my favorite is ease of installation and time to ROI. Typically when a new customer joins the family we provide an RSE (Rapid Success Engagement), consisting of 2 days of training and 2 days of professional services. Generally speaking, after that quick engagement a customer already has Turbonomic controlling parts of their environment.
Today, VMTurbo made an exciting change that's also an important milestone in our company history: VMTurbo is now Turbonomic.