It's been a pretty busy September for VMTurbo. The VMTurbo product was selected by Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (Arrow ECS) and then a week later by cloud service provider CSC. And I learned a lot about the company while at VMworld 2012, and shared that video interview with you here.
But just last week, the company made a new announcement around the launch of VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.2. To find out more, I called up Derek Slayton, the VP of Marketing at VMTurbo. Here is our conversation:
VMblog: VMTurbo announced the
release of the VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.2 earlier this week. Was there a
particular gap in the market you were trying to address?
Derek Slayton: As cloud adoption continues to grow,
organizations/IT departments are deploying new virtual workloads daily, leading
to an explosion in the demand for solutions with greater intelligence, agility
and automation to help alleviate the pain associated with the process of onboarding
to private, public and hybrid clouds.
Current solutions facilitate the mechanics of
deployment but don't take into account the actual point-in-time availability of
physical resources in the continuously changing cloud and virtual data centers
into which these applications will be placed.
VMblog: And how does 3.2 address these issues?
Slayton: VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.2 provides
integrated intelligent workload onboarding that removes the guesswork and
assumptions regarding resource availability and ensures application performance
while driving better utilization of the infrastructure. By intelligently
controlling resource allocations based on deep analytics that take into account
any constraints that restrict where workloads can run in the cloud
infrastructure, successful deployments of new workloads are accelerated.
Further, intelligent initial placement of new workloads helps IT get it
right-right from the start. This reduces
the risk of under-performing workloads and eliminates the need for operational
staff to troubleshoot issues for poorly-placed workloads.
VMblog: What new benefits can customers expect from the latest
VMTurbo Operations Manager?
Slayton: With 3.2, customers will now be able to
deploy new application workloads based on custom or pre-defined templates to virtualized
cloud environments, removing the guesswork and assumptions regarding resource
availability and improving the efficiency, accuracy and speed of their
onboarding processes. Additionally,
users will be able to expand their scalability and management views by
segmenting multiple levels of management granularity. Service providers and multi-site enterprises
can distribute Operations Manager by groups (locations, operations management
teams) and aggregate data and services at any level, providing greater
flexibility in viewing, controlling, planning and reporting.
Expanding on previously delivered
application-centric features in Operations Manager, VMTurbo introduced
application discovery and prioritization for Java and Linux applications in
version 3.2. This is
valuable because Operations Manager understands priorities at all layers, and
can prioritize resource allocations for applications based on its business
VMblog: Can this solution be used across any cloud and
virtualization management platform?
Slayton: Yes, Operations Manager 3.2 is the only
solution in its category to control multiple virtualization platforms (vSphere,
Hyper-V, XenServer and RHEV) and cloud architectures (CloudStack , OpenStack
and vCloud Director) through a single virtual appliance and user interface.
VMblog: So how will customers be able to reduce their operations costs?
Slayton: Since the solution delivers real-time
analytics and ensures that applications have the resources they require in a
shared environment while maximizing utilization, IT organizations experience
huge time savings and can make fire-fighting a thing of the past. The intelligence and automation that VMTurbo
introduces dramatically reduces the time spent reviewing and analyzing
reports/data to determine the root cause of application or workload issues.
VMTurbo prevents issues by prescribing actions-and automating their
execution-to continuously control the environment to meet Quality of Service requirements,
saving countless man-hours over manual processes.
Thanks again to Derek Slayton, VP of Marketing at VMTurbo for taking time out and speaking with VMblog.