Offers improved visibility, reporting and optimisation
GlassHouse Technologies, a provider of IT infrastructure consulting and services, has released Virtualisation Optimisation Service, which aims to improve the visibility into the management of virtualised environments.
Virtualisation is expected to grow significantly during 2009 as companies look for ways to reduce costs during the recession.
According to GlassHouse, using its management interface, Horizon,
this new managed service produces reports, metrics and analysis from vendor-independent professionals, who are familiar with virtualisation technologies.
The service provides constant monitoring and actionable recommendations for optimising virtual environments, boosting efficiency and cost savings, the company said.
Rob Wilson, director of virtualisation services at GlassHouse Technologies, said: “In the last several years, enterprises have been rapidly adopting virtualisation technologies due to its ability to corral sever sprawl.
“Now that companies have realised the consolidation benefits, organisations are now exploring best ways to optimise their virtual investments to ensure the greatest return – especially in this cost-conscious economy. Our new service provides organisations with the visibility and management tools necessary to achieve these returns in spite of mounting reductions in resources.”
GlassHouse says that the new service offers: Performance reporting on virtual machines and hosts to maximise efficiencies; capacity planning that enables companies to predict potential bottlenecks and minimise risks; configuration and asset management to optimise infrastructure; forecasting and constraint identification based on trend reports to improve service levels; analysis of triggered alerts for optimisation opportunities; and incident management and monitoring of critical issues round the clock to maintain support of the business.