Latest VMTurbo Operations Manager Enables Intelligent Implementation, Automated Control of Cloud Infrastructures

VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.2 expands application and cloud platform coverage, integrates deployment capabilities.

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VMTurbo, a provider of intelligent workload management software for cloud and virtualized environments, has shipped VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.2. The new release addresses the growing demand for greater intelligence, agility, and automation in implementing application workloads on private, public, and hybrid clouds as well as providing holistic and granular control for distributed multi-site operations. The release also extends discovery and application-aware management to Java applications and Linux environments and adds hypervisor support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0.

Virtualization professionals and cloud service providers are bringing on board new application workloads daily. Although many solutions help in planning and deployment using templates and orchestrating virtual machine provisioning, these options often lack a full understanding of the current availability of physical resources in the continuously changing cloud and virtual data centers into which these applications will be placed. By integrating intelligent “onboarding” with VMTurbo’s Economic Scheduling Engine, VMTurbo Operations Manager closes the loop in planning, deploying, and continuously controlling the virtual environment to assure application performance while maximizing utilization of physical resources.

New capabilities in VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.2 include:

Intelligent workload deployment: The new release enables deployment of new application workloads based on custom or pre-defined templates to cloud environments. This feature supports typical deployment use cases and integrates with third-party provisioning solutions. “Onboarding” and placement decisions are driven by the same Economic Scheduling Engine that intelligently controls resource allocations based on deep analytics that take into account constraints which restrict where workloads can run in the cloud infrastructure. By removing the guesswork and assumptions regarding resource availability, VMTurbo Operations Manager improves efficiency, accuracy, and speed.

Cloud scalability and federation: VMTurbo expands scalability and management views by federating data and services for distributed VMTurbo Operations Manager instances in cloud-scale environments. This allows for “single pane of glass” management as well as segmenting multiple levels of management granularity. Service providers and multi-site enterprises can distribute Operations Manager by groups (locations, operations management teams) and aggregate data and services at any level, providing greater flexibility in viewing, controlling, planning and reporting.

New application discovery and cloud platform support: Adding to existing application-centric features, this release extends Operations Manager capabilities for Java applications using Java Management Extensions (JMX), and SNMP-enabled environments, including Linux, IBM AIX, and non-WMI-enabled Windows. In so doing, the product streamlines discovery and delivers greater visibility regarding application behavior to derive resource allocation decisions that meet application QoS needs. VMTurbo Operations Manager now also supports RHEV 3.0, extending VMTurbo Operations Manager’s capabilities to include RHEV, XenServer, Hyper-V, CloudStack, or vSphere virtual environments -- all from a single, integrated virtual appliance.

Today’s virtualized data centers and cloud infrastructures require a different approach for operations management to deliver maximum efficiency without compromising on service levels. VMTurbo delivers a cloud-scale control plane that identifies constraints and automates resource allocation decisions to optimize utilization and meet SLAs. The technology addresses resource contention before problems occur, makes certain that applications have the resources they require, and ensures the infrastructure is utilized in the most efficient way possible.

About VMTurbo Operations Manager

VMTurbo Operations Manager understands application performance, resource utilization. and capacity constraints in a virtualized data center, and can automatically adjust allocation to ensure service based on priority. Since its initial release, more than 8,000 cloud service providers and enterprises worldwide have deployed the VMTurbo platform to gain greater control and prevent performance issues across their virtual infrastructure. To download VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.2, visit www.vmturbo.com/download. Additional product information is available at www.vmturbo.com.

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