It gives us visibility into the virtual infrastructure, and even the physical infrastructure, and into the workloads running. We have visibility even at the level of the appliance services. We can monitor everything. We can also create dependency reports, so if a service is down, it will not impact things. It gives us those dependencies brilliantly.
In our organization, optimizing application performance is a continuous process that is beyond human scale. We would not be able to do the number of actions that Turbonomic takes on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. It is humanly impossible with the little micro adjustments that it can make. That is a huge differentiator. If you just figure each action could take anywhere very conservatively from five to 10 minutes to act upon, then you multiply that out by thousands of actions every month, it is easily something where you could say, "I am saving a couple of FTEs."
It has cut down our maintenance time significantly and simplified our processes for backups.
The administration components are the most useful since, with them, we have been able to win and perform preventive measures in the administration of the hyper-converged Nutanix infrastructure.
I like the general usability for general configuration. It is sufficient for everyday operations.
Nutanix Prism is very fast compared to VMware and whatever you need to do, you can do it quickly.
For me, the most important feature is alerting.
The feature that we have found most valuable is its traffic plan. The traffic plan is very good.
My experience with the solution's technical support was perfect. They are so knowledgeable, all of them. They don't take any chances.
The Control Console is an incredible way to give a quick view of current capacity utilization allowing technical people to drill down quickly and allowing business/management people to get a quick overview of the environment.
What is Virtualization Management Tools?
The purpose of Virtual Management Tools is to streamline and automate reliable, unified IT operations management. Virtual Management Tools manage virtual machines (VMs) and virtual infrastructure comprised of many VMs. Virtual Management tools are becoming a “must have” for IT managers as infrastructure growing increasingly large, complex and geographically distributed. IT Central Station members proactively run data centers with the expectation of delivering scalable, intelligent Ops management. Utilizing Virtual Management Tools for data delivery runs the gamut from applications to infrastructure, and covers physical, virtual and cloud environments.
IT Central Station advocates choose Virtual Management Tools based on support reviews, user reviews, depth of a hypervisor integration, and the availability of APIs for automation. Dashboard customization is non-negotiable and IT Central Station DevOps teams are concerned with alerts, straightforward integration, ease of use and the ease of installation. The goal is to increase performance efficiency, keep costs in check and avoid disruption. Virtual Management Tools need to make IT Ops teams more productive or they are not worth the investment.
To streamline monitoring and smart alerts, storage, predictive analytics and guided remediation, a Virtual Management Tools system will simply and proactively manage the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). IT and DevOps prefer Virtual Management Tools because they offer agile visibility in one location across different applications. Virtual Management Tools integrate the physical infrastructure piece with the cloud and have more in-depth analytics.
Optimal infrastructure, configuration standards, security, and compliance are top of mind for IT Central Station users involved in forecasting, improved planning, and workload placement. The best solutions are lauded by users for the best in VM information, VM consumption, and VM placement. Users also express a strong preference for VMT solutions that offer a good UI and customer experience, as well as “FURS” (functionality requirements, usability, reliability, and scalability.