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Virtualized DC – The next frontier

Answers that would bridge the last mile gap between CT/IOs and Virtualized DC

To reap the benefits of server consolidation as well as reduced power and cooling costs, most organizations with considerable investment in IT have made the move towards virtualization. In fact virtualization has become the de-facto standard for implementation of new applications, while migration of existing business applications to virtualized environments is on. But moving of mission critical applications is still not on top of the list of most CIOs with the main concern being towards the management capabilities to guarantee expected service levels. The main factors contributing to the concern are:

  • Automation outcomes
  • The dynamic nature of virtualized DC
  • Lack of real or near real-time info of applications and services movement between VMs
  • Problem management effectiveness
  • Fast moving IT landscape

To quell these doubts and to fulfill the requirement, most of the companies offering Virtualized DC also offer the management platforms to maintain and optimally manage the virtualization platform. These products offer service assurance capabilities including configuration management, Virtual DC visibility and problem management. However these products offer a reactive approach while need of the hour is to be proactive and take decisive action before hand to avoid incidents. And it is in this space that niche players like Perspica Networks step in. The solution combines data center domain with big data and machine learning which reduces the time for cross-silo diagnostics and delivers actionable recommendations. These new age solutions deliver:

  • Lightning-fast troubleshooting to significantly reduce the time needed to isolate sources of an alarm
  • Reduce Alert noise to minimize wasted effort to find the cause
  • Actionable recommendations to reduce MTTR and accelerate remediation times
  • Insights into key metrics related to anomalies and events around the time of incidents
  • Increase staff productivity with process automation
  • Increase collaboration between application services developers and data center operations