VMTurbo ain’t your grandmother’s ops monitor; it’s a completely different approach to virtualization management. Rather than drowning you with more and more data, faster and faster – leaving you struggling to drive your data center to its Nirvana – VMTurbo takes that data and lets your workloads and infrastructure work it out. In the process, your environment generates what’s needed to control your data center in a state of perpetual health – at the highest-possible utilization. Nirvana.
How? Well with VMTurbo, your data center may be a perfect market. Your workloads and infrastructure are the ultimate rational actors – they’re computers, after all – they just need VMTurbo to “teach” them basic economics of supply and demand, and provide them with real-time information. As vExpert Eric Shanks described it:
VMTurbo Operations Manager looks at all of the resources in your clusters, including compute, storage, network, memory, etc and makes recommendations to you similar to how the stock market works. Let me explain using an example.
Two virtual machines are both fighting for storage resources. As Systems Administrators we know that resource contention is a problem. VMTurbo looks at this not necessarily as a problem, but as a high price transaction. Just like in a Market Economy, two people fighting over the same thing will drive up the price of the item. VMTurbo Operations Manager would make a recommendation to move one of the workloads to a different datastore in order to lower the cost for both virtual machines. Conversely, if a high priced resource like solid state disks aren’t being utilized, then this resource might be considered a bargain and Operations Manager would recommend moving a virtual machine to utilize the SSD in order to take advantage of the bargain. Make sense?
VMTurbo abstracts every aspect of your environment – workload (applications, VMs), compute, storage, fabric, etc – into a common data model for the real-time information that enables your environment to use the market to work things out without.
So unlike your grandmother’s monitor – which puts all the burden on you to figure things out, leaving you with little time to do the strategic planning you’d rather be doing – VMTurbo actually manages your environment, driving it to this desired state of perpetual health and controlling it there at the highest utilization possible.
Experience Nirvana yourself for 30 days. You’ll first arrive in less than 30 minutes, and within an hour you’ll start seeing recommendations that we’re pretty certain you’ll accept. Then you’ll be on your way…