Plentie is nodeintie, ye see not your owne ease. I see, ye can not see the wood for trees1
At least as far back as the 16th century, people have been struggling to make sense of the world around them. Trying to glean useful information about the forest, when all they see are lots and lots of trees.
Businesses today have a similar challenge. Not only do they have to deal with more complex IT environments, but they also have to deal with exponentially growing data volumes. It’s estimated that our digital universe will double every two years, and by 2020, will reach 44 zettabytes in size, or 44 trillion gigabytes. In spite of this growth, only 0.5% of all data is ever analyzed and used2.
For three years now, SimpliVity has been addressing the first challenge by offering hyperconverged infrastructure solutions that simplify the complex IT environments of globally distributed enterprises. SimpliVity enables IT organizations to increase agility, improve productivity, and mitigate risk, by using a more efficient and easily manageable IT infrastructure.
Earlier this month, SimpliVity took a step towards addressing the second IT challenge by introducing OmniView – a predictive analytics tool. By using OmniView, SimpliVity customers can leverage available data about their hyperconverged infrastructure to rapidly diagnose performance issues, optimize resource utilization, and more easily and effectively plan for future needs.
OmniView continuously monitors your hyperconverged infrastructure – and gathers data like IO performance, latency, and storage capacity. It combines it with data gathered by native hypervisor tools – CPU usage, memory usage – and stores this telemetry data on specially designated SimpliVity servers. This data is then processed and analyzed, and visualized into charts and graphs that are presented in a customizable dashboard.
Expandable relationship views allow IT admins to “look through the trees” at their IT environment from a federation, data center, host node, or VM reference point. Customers can drill down, or aggregate systems to find useful information about how the hyperconverged infrastructure is performing, letting them quickly and easily isolate performance or latency issues to a particular VM or node.
Tested and verified algorithms, like Random Forest and Moving Average, further take your current data, correlate it with historical data, and forecast future usage based on past usage. These forecasts can then be used for faster and easier capacity planning, looking at time horizons spanning multiple years if needed.
OmniView is a powerful data visualization tool that helps IT admins more efficiently execute near term and long term tasks. It allows them to readjust assets Now you can really see through the trees. Watch this short video to see OmniView in action, or visit https://www.simplivity.com/support/ to learn more.
1Oxford English Dictionary