IBM announces a new solution for private cloud infrastructure management and capacity planning: IBM SmartCloud Monitoring
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IBM SmartCloud Monitoring manages both physical and virtual components of a private cloud infrastructure. It provides performance and availability monitoring of the virtualized infrastructure as well as the virtual servers running within it, including the health and availability of the pooled processors, memory, network and storage resources, as well as the individual operating systems running key customer workloads. It features built-in analytics and user-configurable policies to guide virtual machine placement, allowing cloud administrators to safely increase host density for optimal hardware cost savings and model existing virtual workloads to guide physical to virtual migration scenarios.
Features and benefits:
a) One tool that includes Virtualization Monitoring/Capacity Analytics and OS monitoring
- Broadest coverage of operating system platforms
- Wide coverage of hypervisors, including VMware, Citrix, pSeries, Solaris, zVM and KVM
b) Adaptive Monitoring for operating system and hypervisor performance indicators
c) A single interface with historical views of both virtual server and infrastructure metrics, speeding root cause analysis
d) Reduced labor costs spent on manual capacity analysis and planning through enhanced IBM Cognos-based, what-if analysis
e) Improved application availability, using proactive problem identification features, such as predictive trending, and dynamic thresholding
f) Reduced mean time to resolution by separating intermittent problems from recurring problems and by monitoring key resources across a broad set of platforms, in the same context; for example, you can visualize data IO performance side-by-side with supporting volume performance
g) Protection for your cloud investment by ensuring maximum efficiency in virtualization density while maintaining peak performance of virtualized workloads, benefitting total cost of ownership
h) Integration with detailed hardware monitoring through integration with IBM System Director and available Cisco UCS agent.