VMTurbo is the control system for the software-defined data center
As a closed loop from planning to operating, the system assures application workload performance while maximizing infrastructure efficiency.
What can VMTurbo do for you?
VMTurbo for Executives
Forbes has named us one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” two years in a row. Aetna uses us to save millions of dollars on their VDI infrastructure. JPMorgan Chase gave us their coveted “Innovators” award. And over 1,000 data centers have deployed VMTurbo to control their virtual and cloud environments.
VMTurbo will save your business capex on hardware and licensing
The IT departments we work with are tasked to enable business productivity at the lowest cost. The service they deliver is application performance, and agility to quickly respond to business needs. The cost is the opex and capex required.
Primarily, VMTurbo’s control system assures application performance in virtual and cloud environments, enabling more efficient infrastructure and operations spend.
- On average, our customers cut capex run rate by 30% by precisely forecasting workload demand and the hardware required to support it.
- Enterprises using VMTurbo experience an 80% reduction in performance incidents (and associated opex) because VMTurbo preventatively controls the environment in a healthy state.
Additionally, VMTurbo speeds the adoption of the software defined data center.
- Enterprises and service providers work with us as they implement private cloud, hybrid cloud, SDN, and SDS projects. Our system reduces the guesswork and provides the missing control solution for these technologies.
- We enable customers to migrate and control applications across multiple platforms, be they VMware, Hyper-V, OpenStack, or CloudStack.
Our rapid deployment (usually 30 minutes regardless of scale) means ops and engineering teams can quickly test and verify how VMTurbo can control their environment.
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VMTurbo for Architects and Engineers
Over 1,000 data centers use VMTurbo as a platform to plan, deploy, and control workloads in their environments. Our customers include Aetna (60,000 seat VDI environment), CSC (sizable service provider), JPMorgan Chase (large VMware customer), Rabobank (large Hyper-V customer), Travelport (Cisco UCS’s largest customer), and British Telecom (early CloudStack adopter).
How can VMTurbo advance your data center plans?
The modern data center is defined in software; resources are provisioned programmatically. Compute is elastic. VMs are booted on-demand through self-service platforms and applications are spun up with Chef and Puppet. Subnets span WANs. Storage is tiered and cached, and volumes are seamlessly moved across aggregates.
Your data center is your puppet. You design the puppet, in many cases you oversee its construction. Software gives you strings to make the puppet dance.
VMTurbo is the puppeteer.
VMTurbo is a real-time decision engine for resource allocation within your virtual environments and clouds.
It assures application workload performance while maximizing the efficiency of your hardware. Just as important, it helps plan for change in the data center by simulating load in the proposed environment and validating that the capacity can support the desired workloads.
As you create the data center and stock it with all the necessities to support the business, you want its daily management to match your model as closely as possible. The more accurate your model, the more carefully you can purchase capacity and avoid costly under or over provisioning.
- VMTurbo’s integrated capacity planning system helps the engineering team build the right capacity into the system based on actual application workload patterns while accounting for new and existing constraints such as HA, affinity, and anti-affinity.
- VMTurbo’s environment control system enables the operations team to execute the plan. It optimally matches workload demands with compute, storage, and network resources in real-time.
- Your design will match their daily management because VMTurbo is a single tool for planning and execution. If VMTurbo’s capacity planning system validates your design, you can be assured that workloads will run performantly.
Engineers use VMTurbo to explore both simple and complex “what-if” scenarios in their cloud & virtual environments.
- How much and what flavors of hardware is required to support workload growth? Is it better to buy X or Y?
- I’m deploying a new application. Where should I deploy it? How will it run? Will it impact existing workloads?
- My environment is memory constrained. Given I’m also adding workloads over next few months, I am better off adding a new hosts or upgrading memory in my existing hosts?
- How much headroom do I have with my current hardware?
- And much more including: hardware refresh, merging clusters, data center consolidation, etc.
In addition, VMTurbo unlocks the promise of SDDC agility including:
- Allow you to plan and implement beyond the constraints of the vendor defined boundaries such as intelligent cross-cluster workload placement
- Simulate the impact of moving to SDN where the physical barriers of security isolation drive inefficiency
Architects and Engineers should consider VMTurbo as a control platform for their software-defined data center. Whether you’re designing a DR site, considering OpenStack, evaluating Hyper-V, consolidating data centers, or expanding VDI, the software can save you time and money. Most of all, it will bridge the divide between teams by solving the problem of how to assure application performance while utilizing the infrastructure as efficiently as possible. This is achieved by solving this same problem in planning, onboarding, and control.
VMTurbo for Operations
Remember your last fire drill? Maybe the storage path was saturated, or a sudden rush of users watching the latest viral YouTube video sent a ripple across the infrastructure. There were a slew of alerts, and applications started slowing down. Minutes or hours later, your logs and monitoring tools (and good instincts) led you to the root of the problem. Only, the root of the problem was really just a symptom.
You planned enough capacity for this scenario. You invested in state of the art management tools. But all the tools really did was to alert you to start using that capacity, leaving the heavy lifting to you. The real root of the problem is that the complexity of the data center makes it impossible for ops to monitor, analyze, and respond quickly enough to maintain the environment in a perpetually healthy state.
VMTurbo is a preventative control system.
While VMTurbo can’t control what the humans do, it can control the placement of your workloads to assure they are able to get the resources they need, when they need them. By multiplexing the peaks of your workloads, VMTurbo can prevent the slowdowns and the resulting business impact from happening in the first place.
It optimally aligns workloads with resources to assure application performance 24×7, while utilizing the infrastructure as efficiently as possible. This enables operations teams to focus on their projects, not their monitoring tools.
For example, the technology will:
- Continuously control all resources in a healthy state to prevent sudden changes from impacting performance
- Assure all constraints like HA and placement policies are factored into the decisions to manage placement and capacity simultaneously
- Deploy and auto-configure within your environment in 30 minutes, by connecting to all major hypervisors, cloud tools, storage
- Automatically multiplex VMs with coincident load spikes onto different physical resources to avoid contention and prevent sudden QoS degradation
- Notify you in real time, before you run out of resources, that a new physical machine or datastore should be provisioned
- Leverage capabilities like hot add to seamlessly assure that guests can support the applications within them
- Rightsize VMs and recommend idling physical resources to maintain performance at the highest possible efficiency
- Reserve capacity for upcoming application deployments, and integrate with provisioning tools like vCAC to identify the correct resource targets for those workloads at the time of deployment
- Generate reports on any of the above decisions to justify its actions to you, your team, and application stakeholders