CloudPhysics Preempts Disruptions in vSphere Environments With New Release of Its Award-Winning Analytics Solution
VMware’s VMworld 2015 — Moscone Booth #2346 — CloudPhysics, provider of data-driven insights for smarter IT, today launched a new release of its SaaS offering, significantly expanding its analytics solution so that VMware users can preempt and eliminate operational hazards that threaten to disrupt IT operations and applications.
In today’s world of software-defined datacenters, infrastructure is increasingly complex, and change is constant. The potential for change-related risk to applications is greater than ever before. IT administrators lack the ability — and time — to study all the known or unknown configuration issues in their vSphere infrastructure. They struggle to understand whether changes — intended or accidental — result in performance disruptions and availability issues waiting to ignite. Further, when things go wrong, there is an inability to replay the changes over time to correlate events or trends that caused the current problem. This creates a significant drag on administrators’ effectiveness, especially as they are thrown into firefighting mode to minimize the impact of unexpected application disruption and related costs.
"In spite of the abundance of tools available, many IT teams continue to wrestle with siloed or fragmented perspectives in managing and optimizing changes to their virtual infrastructures," said Dennis Drogseth, Vice President at Enterprise Management Associates. "CloudPhysics has introduced a new, data-driven approach directed at vSphere environments for proactively planning and effecting changes across virtualized environments with an eye to minimizing risks and maximizing both IT and infrastructure efficiencies."
With the new features, CloudPhysics delivers unique, meaningful insights, giving vSphere teams the confidence to act boldly to reduce risk and waste without compromising safety of the virtual infrastructure or the applications it supports. Building on its ease of use, intuitive user interface and deep visibility across multiple vCenters, CloudPhysics now:
- Reduces disruption and incidents with always-on diagnostics that surface hot spots and emerging problems, enabling admins to get ahead of nascent performance problems
- Improves mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) with directed exploration, enabling admins to zero in on root cause and resolve application disruptions more quickly
- Generates insights for realigning misconfigured infrastructure to prevent future performance and availability issues and improve efficiency
"Using CloudPhysics is like having data scientists and VMware experts join our team," said Drew Del Matto, CFO of Fortinet, a global leader and innovator in network security. "They’ve baked years of domain knowledge and Big Data expertise into how they collect, transform and analyze operational data, making it easy for our team to gain rich, meaningful and actionable insights to better manage our virtual infrastructure. Since our critical business applications are virtualized, CloudPhysics is essential to managing the availability of those applications."
"We chose CloudPhysics because it’s always on duty, continuously examining our infrastructure for hazards and letting us know when there’s something on the horizon we should pay attention to. This allows us to spend less time administering our environment and more time making architectural decisions that are important to our internal customers," said Matt McNair, architect at Threshold Enterprises, distributors of fine natural supplements, health and beauty products. "With CloudPhysics, we can better meet our SLAs and, at the same time, reduce the risk of disruption to our applications and our business."
Included in this release are:
- Always-on diagnostics: Continuous diagnosis of infrastructure with changes continuously captured, recorded and reflected. Unique data derivations, correlations, mashups and filters reduce "noise" and identify true hazards.
- Configurable dashboards: Rich contextual views expose hot spots and potential risks before problems form and impact operations. Trending analysis consolidates multiple objects and views, enabling multi-dimensional correlation.
- Groundbreaking exploration capabilities: Interactive ability to analyze changes over time through easily manipulated exploration mode, using time slices with zoom in/out capabilities to evaluate correlations and causation. Users can "correlate in context" to troubleshoot application disruptions with data drawn from VM performance/resource consumption; change/event log; configuration history; and known issues associated with operational hazards and best practices.
- 20+ new analytics for managing health and preempting hazards, available in our extensive library of "cards."
- Platform innovation: Time series data is uniquely handled by the CloudPhysics platform to enable a user to analyze multiple dimensions of the infrastructure around the same time axis.
"Dealing with unforeseen system disruptions kills IT productivity, and the most common ‘cure’ — to add more hardware — simply adds costs and masks the underlying problem," said John Blumenthal, CloudPhysics vice president of product management. "Our unique insights and exploration capabilities are the fastest, easiest way for IT to get ahead of potential risk in their infrastructure, using an intuitive solution that uses predictive analytics to spot trouble early, guide to the root cause, and ultimately tune your infrastructure to prevent recurring hazards."
Pricing and Availability
All new features are included in CloudPhysics Premium Edition for vSphere, available on an annual subscription basis. All features are now available except exploration mode, which is currently in limited release and will be generally available later this year.
Users can get started with CloudPhysics Free Edition, which includes select Premium features.
- Download CloudPhysics Free Edition: http://www.cloudphysics.com/get-cloudphysics
- Read the data sheet: http://www.cloudphysics.com/static/uploads/2015/08/CloudPhysics-ProductOverview.pdf
- Read John Blumenthal’s blog: http://www.cloudphysics.com/blog/why-is-vmware-running-slow
- Follow CloudPhysics on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cloudphysics
CloudPhysics provides data-driven insights for smarter IT, with operational analytics that give IT teams more power than ever before to understand, troubleshoot, and optimize their virtualized datacenters, reducing risk and waste. The company, based in Mountain View, Calif., serves thousands of users worldwide across a variety of industries, and is backed by Mayfield, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Icon Ventures. For more information, visit: http://www.cloudphysics.com.