Every IT organisation uses information to make decisions, however as environments continue to grow and the use of 3rd party services or the cloud increases, IT organisations need new ways of gaining insight.
Reporting and show-back can indicate current usage levels across the IT environment, allowing the CTO or IT Director to forecast growth and plan for capacity increases.
Dashboards and service catalogues allow resources to be aligned to tasks and roles, improving efficiencies and simplifying management.
Predictable analytics can provide IT with foresight around an impending outage, allowing for resource to be directed to the issue, minimising the time spent resolving issues before an outage occurs.
Roles Based Access will show only the details around those systems that the user has access too. i.e. if they only have access to certain VM’s then the view will only show those VM’s. Ensuring that they are able to action and respond to matters relating to their role and responsibility.
For Team Leaders and Managers universal access can also be provided showing an holistic view of all IT systems and services, allowing them to coordinate with their direct reports.
Directors and CIO’s are able to use the detail contained within an analytics tool such as Cloud Optimizer, to forecast the financial impact of growth, and plan for increasing in capacity.
Alerts by Entity by Host / Virtual Machine and Datastore (storage).
This provides a heads up display drawing your focus and attention to the incidents that will have the greater impact. This allows you time to plan and approach a problem proactively rather than reacting to an outage.
By drilling down through this detail and using it in conjunction with the sizing and host overview data, you are able to plan for capacity increases. And through predictive modelling and trending you can determine when these upgrades are required.
Ensuring that your IT budget is spent on acquiring additional system resources (infrastructure), at the right time in order to maximise the investment and longevity of the solution.
Sizing details for the system resources allocated to each VM. Reflecting whether VM’s are under-sized, right-sized or over-sized.
By drilling down into this detail, you will be able to fine tune/optimise your systems by dynamically changing the system resources, which help to drive up utilisation levels, and therefore reducing costs, as you can leverage existing infrastructure investments before acquiring additional system resources (infrastructure).
Overview of Hosts and VM’s indicating time left before more system resources need to be added.
This simple but effective view allows you time to plan for increases in capacity and system resources. Predictive modelling informs you of exactly when a service will reach capacity.
Ensuring that keep ahead of any potential performance bottlenecks, and maximise uptime.
Tailored list of all services, platforms, VM or data stores, prioritised on existing levels of utilisation, remaining capacities, real-time performance, latency or general health.
This can provide detailed information from a number of hypervisors, private and public cloud environments including HPE Helion OpenStack, VMware®, Microsoft®, Hyper-V, KVM, Xen, OpenStack®, and Amazon Web Services.