VMTurbo Operations Manager
VMTurbo Operations Manager is a control system that drives virtualized and cloud environments to a perpetually healthy or “desired” state, assuring application performance while maximizing resource utilization. The solution continuously analyzes the real-time performance characteristics, resource capacity, system constraints and service level priorities across the virtual data center to determine, implement and adjust resource configurations and workload placement.
Cloud Control Module
The Cloud Control Module extends Operations Manager to provide control and visibility into Cloud Management Platforms including vCloud Director, CloudStack, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and OpenStack. Cloud Control maps end-to-end relationships between resource pools, virtual data centers or tenants and virtual workloads and the underlying compute, storage and network layers.
Application Control Module
Implementing Operations Manager with its add-on Application Control Module supports virtualized applications at a more granular level. It discovers and controls resources for applications whether they are running in Windows, Linux or Java virtual machines, load-balanced application farms front-ended by Application Delivery Controllers (such as Citrix NetScaler), or other application types that can be customized through integration with VMTurbo’s APIs.
Storage Control Module
Understanding the interdependencies between the virtualization and storage layers is critical in maintaining quality of service and driving utilization efficiency in virtual data centers. In fact, the majority of performance issues stem from storage-related constraints. VMTurbo Operations Manager with its add-on Storage Control Module focuses specifically on addressing these challenges – bringing the control initially created for virtual servers to the storage layer.
Fabric Control Module
Fabrics such as Cisco UCS unify compute, network, virtualization and storage access into a single integrated architecture and form the foundation of a programmable infrastructure for today’s private clouds and virtualized datacenters, providing the backbone of converged infrastructure offerings such as VCE vBlock and NetApp FlexPod. The VMTurbo Fabric Control module complements Operations Manager, ensuring that the fabric is kept in the desired state, so that workloads get the compute and network resources they need to perform reliably while maximizing the utilization of underlying fabric blades and ports.
centers in Lancaster and Monaca, Pennsylvania, about 450 office workers depend upon their IT environment to support their use of the Microsoft suite, including Exchange 2010 as well as their Oracle ERP system to conduct their business.
BT deployed VMTurbo Operations Manager to support its Enterprise virtual data center (VDC), which delivers virtualized compute and storage resources to host thousands of IT applications. BT’s VDC runs on a dynamic and virtualized infrastructure of approximately 600 VMware vSphere servers, providing over 6,300 virtual machines (VMs) in multiple data centers across the UK.
Clifford Chance has been at the forefront of developments that have changed fundamentally the management of law firms—from the adoption of IT systems and sophisticated document management processes to investment in ‘best in class’ learning and development to creating efficient and cost-effective offshore legal support, administrative, business research and technology centers.
In an effort to achieve greater IT efficiency, the Colgate Enterprise Service Center is consolidating fifty data centers around the world into one global data center in Piscataway, New Jersey. To succeed, this initiative requires strategic management of the company’s expanding virtual environment in order to optimize return on Colgate’s virtualization investments.
Digital textbooks, virtual software delivery, and flexible learning environments support IU’s mobile community and place the university at the cutting edge of IT for higher education. As part of this culture of innovation, Indiana University manages the nation’s leading research networks, heads research initiatives supported by the National Science Foundation, partners with other universities on open source software development, and provides leadership in cybersecurity.
Kirkwood’s (KCC) rapidly growing environment consisted of more than 240 VMs running on VMware, projected to double within two years. Amid this growth, KCC experienced inconsistent QoS among its virtualized workloads, which it attempted to improve using the native monitoring of vCenter. While vCenter was able to alert on utilization anomalies, the alerts were too numerous to troubleshoot at scale, and too reactive to troubleshoot on time. Additionally, the troubleshooting process was entirely manual as vCenter could not provide specific recommendations to remediate performance degradation.
Rapid growth can be wonderful, but without careful controls it can be a double-edged sword. With their involvement in the Defense industry, and having grown by an average of almost a billion dollars in revenue each year for the past five years, L-3 Communications has a great appreciation of this.
London School of Economics
LSE has always put engagement with the wider world at the heart of its mission. From its location in the heart of London, the School links communities across the world, from formal academic partnerships to advisory work with governments and international organizations.