Managing diverse infrastructures: Accurately align IT assets with holistic monitoring

Managing diverse infrastructures: Accurately align IT assets with holistic monitoring

Off the top of your head, do you know how many different systems impact your infrastructure’s performance? Sure, you may have a topology or infrastructure map, but there are more than a few key moving parts to make up the entirety of a business’s IT infrastructure.

With advanced, emerging strategies like automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning making waves in the IT world, chances are very likely that your current infrastructure demands will drastically increase. These digital transformation initiatives can result in a rise in overall complexity, making it more difficult for your internal IT teams to keep an eye on critical elements like capacity and performance. 

Juggling a multitude of distinct systems is taxing on limited IT resources. In this landscape, organizations have a few options for resolution:

  • Skip monitoring certain assets altogether… scary.
  • Monitor each system individually… not great for future planning.
  • Or leverage a more complete and holistic monitoring system that provides a comprehensive look at the entire environment… like Galileo Performance Explorer.

Piece-by-piece monitoring: Blinders on?

Let’s be honest. Individualized, reactive asset monitoring simply isn’t a viable option for modern, always-on organizations.

While monitoring systems individually may seem like an option based on team bandwidth, it’s important to understand that this type of disparate strategy has several drawbacks. Although individual monitoring may sound like it would provide a more in-depth and granular look at that specific infrastructure system, this strategy is actually akin to walking through an obstacle course with blinders on. You know that challenges are there, but you’re focused solely on one specific aspect at a time. Without a complete look at what you’re dealing with, it’s difficult to pinpoint and overcome issues impacting infrastructure systems and near impossible to accurately plan for deviations and future growth.

Additionally, disparate monitoring of each system ignores the fact that a performance or capacity problem, when not addressed directly or proactively, can have effects on more than just one individual system. Because infrastructure components like databases, storage environments, servers and cloud systems must work together to support an array of user tasks and activities, IT managers must be able to glean an overarching view of the infrastructure and the ways in which systems operate in tandem.

Aggregated, data-driven monitoring from Galileo

The ideal option for IT decision-makers is to leverage a holistic IT capacity and performance monitoring solution that can offer deep, granular views of individual systems, as well as a complete look at the entire infrastructure.

Galileo Performance Explorer supports a variety of technologies to ensure that IT teams can obtain the capacity and performance details they need about their most crucial components like servers, storage, systems, database, SAN and cloud environments. This includes:

  • Servers:
    IBM AIX
    IBM i
    IBM Spectrum Scale
    Linux
    Solaris
    VMware
    Windows
  • Storage:
    DDN
    Dell EMC Isilon
    Dell EMC Unity
    Dell EMC VMAX
    Dell EMC VNX
    Dell EMC XtremIO
    Hitachi Capacity
    Hitachi Performance
    IBM A9000/R
    IBM DS3000, DS4000, DS5000, DS8000
    IBM FlashSystem
    IBM SONAS
    IBM Spectrum Virtualize
    IBM V7000 Unified
    IBM XIV
    Infinidat Infinibox
    NetApp
    NetApp ONTAP 9
    Pure Storage
  • Systems:
    IBM Power
    IBM z
  • Databases:
    Oracle
  • SAN:
    Brocade
    Cisco
  • Cloud:
    Amazon Web Services
    Google Cloud Platform
    IBM Cloud
    Microsoft Azure

We’re always adding to this list in order to support the most comprehensive infrastructure performance monitoring possible. Soon, Galileo Performance Explorer will also support:

  • Servers:
    Ceph (Q4 2018)
    IBM Power HMC (Q4 2018)
    KVM (Q4 2018)
    Nutanix (Q4 2018)
  • Storage:
    HPE 3PAR (Q4 2018)
  • Database:
    Microsoft SQL (Q4 2018)
  • Networking:
    Cisco (Q4 2018)
  • Cloud:
    Cloud APIs (Q1 2019)

To find out more about the advantages Galileo can provide your organization, connect with us for custom demo and free 30-day trial today.

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