Xangati just launched an updated version of its Xangati Management Dashboard (XMD) to address performance management for virtualized and cloud-based applications. This, the company hopes, will directly address performance management issues when workloads are hosted on a combination of physical, virtual and cloud-based systems.
Xangati says that his new release of the XMD:
"includes capabilities that give enterprises and cloud service providers a huge advantage in performance assurance for virtualized and cloud infrastructures, delivering: a comprehensive, continuous and high-precision performance management architecture now scalable to the cloud; integrated performance and capacity management in one solution; and the ability to performance profile virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) end-user activity without agents. The new release of the XMD also allows organizations to quickly uncover cross-silo contention storms with multi-dimensional and linked alert recordings incorporated into Xangati’s flagship Performance Management Engine."
If in interpret this massive, buzzword compliant paragraph correctly, Xangati is promising to make performance management easy in today's complex environment.
When applications were monolithic blocks of code running on a single mainframe or midrange computer, performance management was relatively straightforward. Over time, applications have increasingly become groups of services that are linked together to offer the capabilities of traditional applications.
These services may be hosted on a physical system, a virtual system or out in the clouds. In short, applications have become very complex and highly distributed. If we add that an organization may be supporting hundreds or, perhaps, thousands, of applications, each of which might be segmented and virtualized in different ways, performance management has become a major problem.
Xangati believes that the use of a in-memory decision and analysis engine to quickly gather operational data, sift through it to find important events, determine what is actually happening across all of these applications and application components, and finally deliver useful information to IT administrators will make its technology a "must have" for organizations.
Xangati offers an interesting capability to play back events as a "DVR recording" allowing cross-functional teams to see how different portions of applications are interacting. This capability, the company hopes, will allow people having different types and levels of expertise to better collaborate and quickly find and address performance issues.
See a demo and you're likely to be impressed.