September news and events: Virtual Instruments builds momentum, looks ahead

By Raj Patel, Sr. Director of Corporate and Field Marketing

Heading into the final months of 2015, it’s a great time to look back at the year and think about everything we’ve accomplished. The release of VirtualWisdom4.3 in August was an important one for Virtual Instruments. Spending September sharing it with the analyst and IT community at VMworld was just as important. We’re just getting started. Enterprise infrastructure performance management (IPM) challenges will continue to evolve, and our VirtualWisdom platform will stay ahead of the curve so that our customers can stay in control. September marked the end of an eventful summer at Virtual Instruments, and the final quarter is signaling even more things to be excited about.

VMworld attendees get answers, more analytics from Virtual Instruments

By the time VMworld 2015 was through, it was clear that our VirtualWisdom4.3 release was a hit with our audience. The VM Coordinator analytic, designed to eliminate reactive VM organization, received a standing ovation from conference attendees. Our analytics platform’s ability to analyze data in proper context emerged as a crowd favorite as well. A deeper understanding of infrastructure behavior and performance gives data deeper, more meaningful context and provides authoritative answers to everyone on an IT team responsible for performance.

What IT can learn from baseball’s statistical revolution

The greatest contribution of big data has come in the ability to determine value. When we improve our understanding of individual performance, whether it’s a baseball player or an infrastructure component, we can invest our money more precisely to achieve the best possible results. Baseball teams have adopted analytics to build their teams and understand performance better. IT teams need to do the same by integrating platforms and solutions that analyze previously disparate (and biased) data in the proper context. The more information we have – and the more detailed it is – the more effective our answers, decisions and collaborations will be.

Performance benchmarks define success of hybrid cloud infrastructures

Basing service-level agreements (SLAs) on defined performance benchmarks gives companies peace of mind, knowing that applications and workloads will remain optimized regardless of other variables. However, when IT decision-makers opt to outsource aspects of their infrastructures to pursue a hybrid cloud, they too often settle for SLAs defined by availability. IT workers know what their infrastructures need. When it’s time to consider a hybrid cloud, working with the companies who commit to meeting performance benchmarks gives enterprises the best opportunity to eliminate needless concerns and focus instead on supporting priority business objectives.

News from the tech industry

VMware sets its sights on hybrid cloud, workload management

VMware has made hybrid cloud technology a major priority moving forward. Enterprise IT directors are rapidly moving toward software-defined data centers, for which a hybrid cloud is essential. Platforms and solutions that simplify moving workloads and applications give administrators more control over their infrastructures. VMware’s hybrid cloud system alerts IT workers when assets approach capacity, enabling them to make quick decisions about provisioning to maintain performance standards and availability.

Life in the cloud doesn’t make SLAs any less important

When organizations move to the public cloud, there’s a growing trend for companies to accept vendors’ service-level agreements (SLAs) without question. Despite all of the cloud’s benefits, it doesn’t automatically deliver scalability, reliability and performance in line with the specific needs of every business and application. Companies utilizing public cloud services need to be proactive in defining the SLAs delivered by vendors.

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