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Virtana expands monitoring coverage and enhances infrastructure capacity planning

Virtana expands monitoring coverage and enhances infrastructure capacity planning

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Virtana, a leader in hybrid infrastructure management for mission-critical workloads, has introduced the latest version of VirtualWisdom, a premier hybrid IT infrastructure management and AIOps platform for mission-critical workloads.

VirtualWisdom 6.3 is the first product launch since Virtana’s rebrand in October 2019 and continues the company’s push into capacity management with global storage array analytics, an expanded range of integrations and new portable reports and dashboards.

Mission-critical hybrid applications combine resources in public clouds with physical or virtual resources residing in private data centres. For these crucially important workloads, operating at web-scale, managing cost, performance and capacity has never been more complex or important.

To gain the insights and operational control that deliver efficient, cost-effective operation, organisations need real-time visibility, automated discovery, AI-powered analytics and immediate access to best-practice solutions that proactively solve infrastructure-related performance and capacity issues for critical applications.

VirtualWisdom provides real-time, data-driven lifecycle recommendations to assure performance, speed problem resolution, automate workload optimisation, free-up capacity and ensure resource availability. AI-powered capacity forecasting helps organisations avoid capacity-driven problems before they can happen and AI-powered workload optimisation keeps applications operating within SLAs. 

“To provide organisations with a competitive advantage, IT needs to use and manage resources efficiently. IT professionals need tools to enable them to quickly resolve problems, even as the infrastructure becomes increasingly more complex. They also need to automate as many of the mundane IT tasks as possible,” said George Crump, President and Founder of Storage Switzerland.

“Powered by AI/ML capabilities, VirtualWisdom offers recommendations and automated problem resolution, providing customers with deep infrastructure visibility.”

The new VirtualWisdom release features the new Capacity Auditor, a global storage array analytic that offers a unique approach to global capacity management designed to provide app-centric insights and intelligence across hybrid infrastructure and multi-vendor data storage environments. With Capacity Auditor, organisations have a broad view of storage usage and trends across all storage arrays, applications, locations, physical storage assets and effective capacity.

Other key features of the new VirtualWisdom 6.3 release include:

  • New infrastructure integrations: Support for Oracle’s Solaris, Red Hat KVM and Pure Storage solutions that provide all the power of the VirtualWisdom platform to applications using infrastructure within these environments and management of infrastructure elements that live within them.
  • Dynamic entity insights: Enhances VirtualWisdom’s continuous real-time infrastructure discovery with simple, intuitive dashboards and reports for servers, storage and networks. Enabling immediate insights into critical relationships between infrastructure elements, visibility into vital statistics and the capability to automatically apply customisable information sets for identification and cost.
  • Portable reports: Empowers users to share collective insights, dashboards and reports across the VirtualWisdom community. Customers and partners can easily exchange best-practice monitoring reports and visualisations unique to specific environments and applications.
  • Hybrid application definition: Hybrid, real-time application views make it easy to visualise hybrid applications that cross multiple technology boundaries in one view – including applications that span multiple clouds (AWS, Azure), virtual environments (VMware, KVM, HyperV, PowerVM) as well as physical systems. 

“The Virtana VirtualWisdom platform has been a fundamental enabler of our mission-critical manufacturing technology solutions and services for many years now,” said Todd Weeks, Plex Systems Global VP of Cloud Operations. “Our ability to offer our customers nearly 100% business continuity in a highly efficient cloud infrastructure relies on the real-time infrastructure visibility and AI-powered analytics that are unique to the VirtualWisdom platform.”  

“Digital Transformation is driving exponential data growth as today’s enterprises must have global visibility into all storage resources to continuously meet these ever-growing demands. Point solutions to managing data sets across multiple vendor storage environments result in highly fragmented, manual and wasteful practices and resources – and can put entire applications at risk,” said Tim Van Ash, SVP of Products at Virtana.

“With application aware, predictive insight into the underlying digital infrastructure, VirtualWisdom offers the industry’s first and only global infrastructure capacity auditor and forecaster that can providing real-time visibility into mission-critical digital workload infrastructure.”

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