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Ensuring Performance and Availability in a Virtual Environment

Optimizing and ensuring performance and availability in a virtual (VMware) environment is far more challenging than the orderly and disciplined environment of dedicated physical servers. In virtual environments, VMs, applications, storage, network, and other IT services share IT resources and operate in direct relationship to one another. A new or moved workload, new VM, or any other change in one component can dramatically affect the performance of another. Problems that arise in one area can actually be symptoms of a problem rooted in another area altogether. . .

By Jerry Melnick, President, CEO, SIOS Technology, Inc.

Information Management: The Emerging Field of AIOps

AIOps Emerging field of IT data analytics softwareAIOps (algorithmic IT operations platforms) is a new term Gartner coined to describe the next phase of IT operations data analytics software. AIOps uses machine learning technology to automate the process of finding and fixing problems in virtual environments.

The Next Phase of IT Operations Data Analytics Software

Gartner estimates only five percent of businesses have an AIOps data analytics platform in place. However, during the next two years they expect that number to grow to 25 percent. It has several benefits. First, it replaces human intelligence with machine intelligence. Furthermore, IT managers can use the results of analytics to understand the complex interactions between the components in their virtual IT environment. Next, it instantaneously uncovers issues, correlates them to problems and recommends solutions.

AIOps platforms use machine learning to analyze data to learn how the parts of their virtual environment (VMs, network, storage, etc.) behave over time. Consequently, AIOps data analytics techniques can identify abnormal behavior and understand what is causing issues. Most noteworthy, advanced types of this software can even find and stop potential threats before they become application performance issues.

Optimizing Applications in VMware Still Problematic, Time-Consuming and Inaccurate

IT Oxperations Management Challenges Noted in SIOS SurveyWhile VMware presents many opportunities for organizations of all sizes, it is not without its own challenges. As more companies begin to adopt this technology, IT pros are tasked to protect and ensure the efficiency of their business-critical applications that live in these virtual environments. A recent survey conducted by SIOS Technology aimed to understand the challenges IT teams of small and medium enterprises. The results of the survey showed that IT teams are struggling to optimize VMware infrastructures, experiencing issues around managing multiple tools and resolving issues quickly and with accuracy.

Roadblocks to Optimizing VMware Environments: Time, Tools, and Strategy

Survey shows Optimizing VMware has challenges.When virtual computing first became popular, it was primarily used for non-business critical applications in pre-production environments, while critical applications were kept on physical servers. However, IT has warmed up to virtualization, recognizing the many benefits (reduced cost, increased agility, etc.) and moving more business-critical and database applications into virtual environments. A recent survey conducted by SIOS Technology Corp. of 518 IT professionals found that 81 percent of respondents are now running their business-critical applications, including SQL Server, Oracle, or SAP, in their VMware environments.

 

Survey Says Optimizing Applications in VMware is Still Problematic, Time Consuming and Inaccurate

surveySIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), the industry’s leading provider of software products that help IT ensure the performance, efficiency, and high availability protection of business-critical applications, today announced the results of a survey it conducted of small and medium enterprises in North America (88%) and Europe (12%). The survey elicited responses from 518 IT professionals across a wide range of industries to understand current trends and challenges related to optimizing operating environments for applications in VMware infrastructures.

Optimizing VMware Environments for Peak SQL Server Performance

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What if it were possible to have both high availability and high performance without the high cost and complexity?

VMware configurations designed to provide high availability often make it difficult to achieve satisfactory performance required by mission-critical SQL Server applications. But what if it were possible to have both high availability and high performance without the high cost and complexity normally required?

This article explores two requirements for getting both for SQL applications, while reducing capital and operational expenditures. The first is to implement a storage architecture within VMware environments designed for both high availability and high performance; the second involves tuning the high availability (HA) and high performance (HP) HA/HP architecture for peak performance.

Advanced Digital Network Distribution Reselling SIOS

SIOS Technology Corp., a provider of software products that help IT optimize and protect business critical applications, announced that Advanced Digital Network Distribution GmbH (ADN), a Central Europe value-added and cloud distributor, has joined the SIOS reseller partner program.

ADN will be a distributor of SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition software. Available on the Azure Marketplace, SIOS DataKeeper supports ADN offerings as a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider. The Microsoft CSP program provides growth and profit opportunities for all types of partners who offer solutions that facilitate adoption of cloud computing solutions.

High-Availability Clustering for the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform

SIOS Technology Corp., a provider of software products that help IT optimize and protect business critical applications, today announced that Advanced Digital Network Distribution, ADN GmbH, one of Central Europe’s leading value-added and cloud distributors, has joined the SIOS reseller partner program. ADN will be a distributor of SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition software. Available on the Azure Marketplace, SIOS DataKeeper supports ADN offerings as a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider. The Microsoft CSP program provides growth and profit opportunities for all types of partners who offer solutions that facilitate adoption of cloud computing solutions.

Techniques for Managing SQL Performance and Capacity Utilization in VMware Environments Is the Focus of Upcoming SIOS Webinar

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 12, 2016) – SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), the industry’s leading provider of software products that help IT ensure the performance, efficiency, and high availability protection of business-critical applications, today announced a live webinar featuring SIOS Director of Field Engineering Tony Tomarchio and Director of Product Management Jim Shocrylas who will discuss techniques for ensuring performance and capacity requirements in SQL Server VMware environments are met without over provisioning.

Titled, “Keys to Right Sizing Your SQL Server VMware Environment,” this webinar will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. To register, please visit here.

Techniques for Managing SQL Performance and Capacity Utilization in VMware Environments Is the Focus of Upcoming SIOS Webinar

SIOS Technology Corp., the industry’s leading provider of software products that help IT ensure the performance, efficiency, and high availability protection of business-critical applications, today announced a live webinar featuring SIOS Director of Field Engineering Tony Tomarchio and Director of Product Management Jim Shocrylas who will discuss techniques for ensuring performance and capacity requirements in SQL Server VMware environments are met without over provisioning.

Titled, “Keys to Right Sizing Your SQL Server VMware Environment,” this webinar will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. To register, please visit here.