Efficient Capacity Management Reduces Cost and Risk

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Public cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Everyone in the IT world is familiar with (or may be using) the big public clouds as the media coverage is so strong that it pulls you in, like a black hole. And why not? When you consider what the public cloud can Read more...

Continuous Performance Optimization Reduces Downtime

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In today’s data centers, good planning may be a key to successful deployments, but it doesn’t guarantee ongoing success. For that you need to continuously monitor and optimize every aspect of your workloads. You must monitor, analyze, and react to hundreds or thousands of potentially rapidly changing data points, and that assumes a smoothly operating Read more...

What Is Self-Driving IT Operations?

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According to the second law of thermodynamics, the entropy of an isolated system never decreases. In computer science we’ve traditionally described entropy as a measure of the disorder and randomness of a system. Taking some liberties, then, we might say that, in general, we expect the disorder and randomness of any system to either stay Read more...

Extending vRealize Operations with Collaboration Tools, RESTful APIs, and Webhook Shims — David Davis on vRealize Operations Post #50

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vRealize Operations doesn’t live or work on an island in the datacenter. Recently, I learned how vRealize Ops can integrate with any tools that support a RESTful API – which includes just about every modern collaboration tools in the world today. There are so many cool use cases for extending and integrating vROps with other Read more...

Enhanced Troubleshooting with the New vRealize Operations 6.6 – David Davis on vROps #46

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Who has trouble in their vSphere infrastructure? Hopefully you don’t because you prevented that trouble before it happened with the vRealize Suite. However, the odds are that there are some vSphere infrastructures that either have performance and capacity trouble today or will have those types of trouble in the near future. Thankfully the latest version of Read more...