Reclaim Resources and Rightsizing to Avoid VM Sprawl
Not Too Big. Not Too Small. No More Sprawl.
Virtualization made things easier right? Easy to spin up VMs. Easy to provision on-the-fly. Only problem is, creating a new VM is a little too easy, and before you know it, you’ve got proliferation – VM sprawl – of active and inactive VMs, files and snapshots. Some of them are supposed to be there, some of them not so much, and all of them must be tracked for license compliance and maintenance.
And when you get requests to support new applications, the application absolutely has to have all of those vCPUs and memory right? – does it?
Fortunately, VMTurbo has you covered. With numerous reports and dashboards to help you track down dormant or Zombie VMs, orphaned files, excess snapshot and log file usage and more, VMTurbo helps you reclaim precious storage and compute resources that can be used for nobler purposes.
And because VMTurbo’s control system uses efficient market principles to balance supply and demand, it always knows the right move to rightsize your VMs to the right configuration to keep your application users happy while efficiently using your infrastructure resources.
It’s doing the hard work for you, looking at the real time and historical utilization values and peaks, understanding the topological dependencies and constraints, workload placement policies and more to arrive at the best rightsizing decisions. And it provides you with the backing evidence and metrics you need to take those decisions back to application owners if necessary.
When you’re ready, VMTurbo can implement those decisions for you, all in accordance with your existing change windows and practices. Get your life back and vanquish VM sprawl, once and for all.
Continuously align VM sizing with application demand
Provide proof to application owners via reports
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Evidence to justify workload rightsizing decisions
Actions to improve efficiency
What Customers Say
Server Administrator, Tecsys Inc.
[VMTurbo] Tamed our virtual server sprawl, proactively tuned performance, identified trouble-spots and planned for capacity within budget allowances. Because VMTurbo is a highly effective tool for managing and optimizing virtual environments, it is effective from the simple installation to months later as new features are discovered and implemented.
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October 4, 2013
Rightsizing and The Need For A Global Perspective
VMTurbo offers a Software Defined Control system that orchestrates virtual environment resources to meet application service levels while utilizing the infrastructure as efficiently as possible. This orchestration includes a broad range of decisions, including workload placement, capacity (adding or removing), as well as workload rightsizing decisions to maintain the environment in this desired state.A number of products attempt to enable and even automate rightsizing decisions by examining workload configuration and resource usage in isolation. This approach is flawed, however, and can actually move the environment away from the desired state as defined above. This is because the workload configuration is impacted not only by its own resources, such as vMem or vCPU, but also by the resources of the underlying hosts and datastores, as well as other workloads, hosts and datastores in the environment. In other words, the act of resizing a given workload can have “knock on” effects across other virtual machines in the virtual environment, and it is, therefore, imperative to take a global perspective.The VMTurbo control system analyzes the state of the workload resources based on:
Real time and historical performance and utilization of data centers, hosts, virtual machines, datastores, and applications (guest workloads), including peak utilization values
Peaks and historical values, which carry a weight to assure workloads are not downsized below peaks
The topological dependencies of the virtualized infrastructure (e.g., virtual machines on hosts, or datastores)
Configuration and business constraints
Workload placement policies
The rate of resize in compliance with your business and change management process (low means reach the desired state in conservative increments, where high means reach the desired state in one step)
VMTurbo continuously analyzes all these metrics and topological dependencies across the entire virtualized IT stack and across the entire data center to drive actions (such as workload configuration and placement, resource configuration, allocation and provisioning, and more) to control the environment in the desired state.Learn more in the Workload Rightsizing white paper.