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ManageIQ Announces Enterprise Cloud Management and Automation System

ManageIQ today announced Version 4 of its Enterprise Virtualization Management Suite (EVM) enabling organizations to deploy, manage and optimize private clouds, virtualized infrastructures and virtual desktops across the enterprise. Built on ManageIQ’s patent-pending Adaptive Management Platform™, EVM V4 delivers unified monitoring, management and automation through a single pane of glass across enterprise clouds and globally distributed datacenters.   

EVM V4 enables IT organizations to increase agility through web-based self-service portals, catalog-driven automated provisioning, intelligent workload placement and process workflows including automated and exception based approvals. EVM V4 also enables cost reductions through advanced resource management and optimization, analytic-based rightsizing, over-allocation and waste detection, and cost transparency with chargeback.

"As enterprises transform their IT infrastructures and services into the new enterprise cloud models, they face fundamentally new management challenges which legacy management suites, semi-automated utilities, and unintegrated point tools can’t address.” said Joseph Fitzgerald, ManageIQ CEO. “EVM V4 provides the first unified monitoring, management and automation solution for enterprise clouds, and our customers are using it to transform the management of their global IT infrastructures, build private clouds, accelerate service delivery, deploy virtual desktops, and maximize their IT resource investments.”

“Enterprise clouds and virtualization are top priorities for CIOs and IT organizations. Enterprises building private clouds and expanding their virtual infrastructures need to invest in policy-based management and automation to increase IT agility and reduce labor and costs.” said Donna Scott, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner. “Self-service ordering, dynamic provisioning and cost transparency need to be highly integrated with continuous resource optimization and automation in order to ensure service availability, reliability and efficiency”.

EVM V4 enterprise cloud management and automation capabilities include:

Unified Management for Enterprise Clouds

  • Single Pane of Glass – unified management and control across virtual and cloud infrastructures with directory-driven and role-based delegation, visibility and control.
  • Global Scalability and High Availability – multi-region management database with synchronization and federation capabilities, multi-forest enterprise directory integration.
  • Pervasive Management Classifications – highly configurable and extensible management taxonomies, used pervasively in delegation, scoping and context for self-service, monitoring, management and automation activities.
  • Comprehensive Configuration Management – real-time configuration discovery, tracking, assessment and classification, with relationship and dependency mapping, drift, policy and standards auditing and enforcement.
  • Monitoring, Event and Incident Management – expanded monitoring and analysis of infrastructure and workloads; correlation of resource utilization and performance information with events and operational activities for proactive policy-based alerting and control.

Operational Visibility, Control and Automation

  • Operational Dashboards, Reporting and Visualization – customizable, role-based dashboards with support for mash-ups, threshold and metric-based colorization.
  • Intelligence and Analytics – new self-learning analytic capabilities and operating range metrics for workload management automation and improved capacity planning.
  • Open, Extensible Management Portal – role-based, customizable, context-aware management, task and automation toolbars.
  • Adaptive Automation and Orchestration – context-aware automation methods and workflows that can be triggered by operator actions, monitoring, and/or system events.

Private Cloud Enablement and Self-Service

  • Self-Service – web-based portal for self-service provisioning, lifecycle management and real-time operational control as well as visibility into performance, utilization and events.
  • Service Catalog – policy-based, catalog-driven request management for virtualized IT services from the EVM self-service portal as well as enterprise service catalog integration.
  • Fully Automated Provisioning – automated provisioning with intelligent “best fit” placement, integration with network and storage management, CMDB’s and directories.
  • Lifecycle Management – complete lifecycle management from provisioning and discovery through maintenance and retirement, including automatic ageing, tracking and monitoring.

Advanced Resource Management and Optimization

  • Intelligent Workload Management business rules and best practices combined with resource availability and qualitative workload policies to assure optimum placement.
  • Monitoring and Optimization – correlation of workload and infrastructure performance, utilization and configuration information with enforcement of resource optimization policies.
  • Capacity Planning – multi-factor “what-if” scenarios combining business policies and best practices, configuration coherency and workload usage, allocation and reservations.
  • Quota Enforcement – automated, policy-based enforcement of resource allocations, reservations and usage limits based on resource type and business classifications.
  • Cost Transparency, Chargeback/Showback any combination of fixed cost, allocation and usage-based chargeback with rate tables based on resource type and business classifications.


EVM V4 is available immediately.

Published Monday, May 09, 2011 7:41 PM by David Marshall
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