ROUND ROCK, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dell Software today announced a preview of the newest edition to its virtualization management product offering, Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.0 – to be showcased this month at VMworld 2014. With a single-pane-of-glass view, Dell Foglight for Virtualization enables IT to control change, visualize end-to-end infrastructure, as well as analyze and optimize the performance and capacity of the heterogeneous virtual environments – from the virtual machine (VM), through the virtual Ethernet network (including packet level analysis), to the physical disk extent in the storage array.
The solution addresses the operational challenges of IT teams, who need deep visibility across virtual and physical resources to identify and fix performance problems in virtual environments across all hypervisors, and plan for rapidly growing organizational needs.
Virtualization is now a ubiquitous technology and has been adopted by mainstream organizations, and this high adoption rate has increasingly diverse infrastructure deployments. The average number of VMs per virtualized server continues to rise, while the emergence of virtual storage, network technologies and cloud deployments are creating more complex data center environments. Until now, IT leadership and virtual administrators have lacked a unified solution that delivers an accurate, single-pane-of-glass view across the entire virtual infrastructure. Foglight for Virtualization is designed for today’s modern data center and with the release of 8.0, CIOs, IT managers, directors, and virtual administrators can better control change, logically prepare for growth and optimize the placement of future workloads.
Dell Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.0 supports best-of-breed industry solutions, including any leading hypervisors, a wide range of storage arrays, virtual network technologies, VDI, and cloud platforms. It provides the advanced optimization and capacity management tools that are key to meeting performance SLAs, and sets the required foundation for leveraging the capital and operational cost efficiency. Hot on the heels of the new vSwitch support delivered in v7.2, Foglight for Virtualization 8.0 will deliver deeper analytics and feature the following:
Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.0 preview follows just released version 7.2
Released this month, Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 7.2 includes vSwitch support for virtual Ethernet network management, including deep analytics of virtual network traffic leveraging industry standard netflow technology. Foglight v7.2 delivers application-to-virtual infrastructure monitoring, management, and packet analysis, eliminating the “missing link” of Ethernet networking abstracted from the physical hardware. Version 7.2 also provides:
Experience Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.0 at VMworld
The Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.0 will be demonstrated in booth number #1417 at VMworld 2014, Aug. 25-28, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Additionally, John Maxwell, vice president of product management, Dell Software, will discuss important industry trends, share highlights of the upcoming Foglight for Virtualization 8.0 release and discuss Dell Software’s customer centric approach to product design. The breakout session #3022 will take place at 3:30 pm on Monday, August 25.
Philip Dawson, Research VP, Nathan Hill, Research Director, Gartner
“Organizations in which critical business services rely heavily on IT services should use capacity-planning and management tools to ensure high performance and minimize the costs associated with 'just in case' capacity headroom excesses,” (Gartner, Hype Cycle for Virtualization, 2014, July, 23, 2014)
John Maxwell, vice president, virtualization monitoring, Dell Software
“Initially, virtualization was about getting better ROI and total cost of ownership on hardware, but the drivers of virtualization growth are changing. Cost efficiency is still important, but tools in the virtualization space – management, provisioning and monitoring – have been innovative and have enabled the next logical phase, which is reducing operating expenses by allowing customers to automate many tasks. More and more of our customers are cost-effectively deploying new hardware and services, and remediating performance problems. Our goal is to always be on the cutting edge for our customers, and I believe we have achieved that with Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition.”
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