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Tips for Managing Physical, Virtual, Cloud Environments

Hybrid cloud and VM performance monitoring don't have to be fragmented and out of control
Hybrid IT management made easy
Learn how to keep cloud costs down
Posted:
August 30, 2018

IT infrastructure is complex today. On-prem. Off-prem. Virtualization. The cloud.

It’s up to IT to build this infrastructure, then distribute resources from its many miscellaneous parts to various services in the most efficient way possible.

With so many different environments to track—many of them walled off from one another in data silos—service issues can be difficult to diagnose and anticipate. And it’s altogether too easy for IT infrastructure to get fragmented—and difficult to manage.

 

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The data that defines your performance is coming from a wider and wider range of disparate sources. But your IT managers need a “big picture” view of system capacity, not a cluster of siloed views and tools limited to single environments.

 

1. Consolidate Performance Data Across Hybrid IT Infrastructure

The right capacity management tool will help you consolidate performance data across your infrastructure and create a single view of your environments.

This makes a huge difference when it comes to determining the overall health of your systems and services. Plus, you’ll be able to monitor each environment in real time as information flows between stacks.

Whether you're doing VM performance monitoring or checking on public cloud performance, you need visibility in the same place, with uniform metrics.

Capacity management tools help you consolidate performance data across your infrastructure and create a single view of your environments.  This makes a huge difference when it comes to determining the overall health of your systems and services. Plus, you

With better visibility into how resources are being distributed among machines—and cloud settings—in your environment, you’ll be better able to protect against overprovisioning. And you’ll still maintain service-level agreements.

Tools that look across environments allow IT managers to be confident in the stability of the service they provide.

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2. Reallocate IT Resources to Improve IT Efficiency

Allocate your IT resources across environments for maximum effect and minimal cost with the right capacity planning tools. You should be able to see what resources your infrastructure is currently using, and the software should make recommendations for ways to improve IT efficiency. For example, as organizations move to public cloud, they often pay for way more capacity than they actually need. Capacity management software can help you identify places where workloads can be refactored, thus needing less cloud space. 

3. Stay on Top of Your IT Health and Risk

Regardless of the technology in your stack or the vendor that supplied it, you can get at-a-glance views of current IT health and automatic notification of any future risk posed to your services.

  • Standardize on a single tool and process across your enterprise
  • Connect IT staff across silos for improved collaboration 
  • Compare the cost of cloud services with in-house IT
  • Accurately right-size cloud instances
  • Break out of siloed IT views and understand how the allocation of resources from physical, virtualized, and cloud-based environments affects overall service quality
  • Allocate the optimal amount of resources to each VM
  • Find and eliminate unused VMs

Analyze operating systems, hypervisors, databases, networks, storage systems, and more from many different vendors, including:

Cisco EMC HDS HP IBM Microsoft Oracle RedHat Sybase VMware

Plus, use data you are already collecting with tools sold by vendors like these: 

BMC Software CA HP IBM Microsoft Netuitive Oracle VMware

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