New version of VirtualWisdom provides enhanced application availability management
- Published: Tuesday, 30 October 2018 09:52
Virtual Instruments has introduced the next generation of VirtualWisdom, a hybrid infrastructure management and AIOps platform. By visualising the infrastructure in the context of the application, VirtualWisdom 6.0 enables organizations to proactively gain full control over the performance and availability of their applications across their hybrid data centres / centers. In doing so, VirtualWisdom delivers improved control, greater business agility and reduced costs. Furthermore, it “brings an end to the costly, unproductive and antiquated IT war rooms typically created to resolve critical application slowdowns and outages”.
Today’s enterprises are increasingly evolving to a hybrid data centre model in order to utilise cost-effective and flexible compute and storage via the cloud, while retaining the control and security provided by on-premises infrastructure. However, the reality is that the scale and complexity associated with these highly virtualized, multi-cloud environments is beyond human comprehension. In attempts to navigate this complexity, enterprises often implement monitoring tools in a siloed fashion, resulting in an incomplete view of the health, utilisation, capacity and performance of the underlying infrastructure supporting the business-critical applications. This fragmented visibility leads to a lack of control over application delivery, which results in poor business performance in the form of unmet service level agreements (SLAs), reactive IT, and unconstructive, silo-centric finger-pointing within IT war rooms.
The new release of VirtualWisdom eliminates these obstacles by holistically monitoring, analysing and optimising the health, utilisation, capacity and performance of IT infrastructure within the context of the application. VirtualWisdom discovers and maps applications to the infrastructure to understand where each application lives and how it behaves on top of the infrastructure, in addition to discerning the business value and SLA tier of each application. Once this end-to-end visibility is established, VirtualWisdom then applies real-time, AI-based analytics that include machine learning, statistical analysis, heuristics and expert systems, allowing enterprises to ensure the performance and availability of the mission-critical applications across their highly complex hybrid data centres.
By leveraging Virtual Instruments’ highly scalable wire and machine data instrumentation and app-centric analytics, the new VirtualWisdom6 platform delivers four key capabilities: application service assurance; predictive capacity management; workload infrastructure balancing; and problem resolution and avoidance. These complementary capabilities enable organizations to proactively identify and resolve infrastructure-related performance, capacity and utilisation issues that are impacting business-critical applications.