Turbonomic (previously VMturbo) was featuring their software solution which is not only for virtual platforms but also for physical workloads, storage or networking. Turbonomic engine can not only rebalance workloads and applications when they are running in a not optimal state but also assure the optimal state of the whole IT infrastructure. You might be wondering what's one of the main benefit of Turbonomic software.
I have detailed the latest release of Turbonomic in my detailed post here. You'll find out what were the latest features added and how they can benefit to the IT departments.
Turbonomic has also a free software (for up to 4 hosts and one cluster) called Turbonomic Operations Manager Lite. It’s a “light-weight” version of their flagship VMturbo Operations Manager. You can download an OVA file from their site here, and use this software for free to monitor your environment. In fact, the download gets you also a trial license for Operations Manager which after 30 days transforms into a Lite version.
Today I had a chance to talk to Shmuel Kliger, the founder.
Two videos later, the idea of why using Turbonomic in your organization, is perhaps more clear for some.
Here is the first video from VMworld Barcelona 2016.
Here is the second video from VMworld Barcelona 2016.
Turbonomic constantly monitors virtualized infrastructure and problems are anticipated, the infrastructure performs within the limits of what’s called the desired state (optimum performance for application). For example, the solution does not monitor first, to report then that there are problems > so you need to try to solve them. By using actions (remediate actions) the infrastructure is kept in the desired state (automatically, or with user interaction).
Actions like resizing VMs with less/more CPU or memory, moving the VM to another cluster, storage, where it will perform better or will use less network traffic across the data center, are taken. The traffic network control feature has been added in one of the previous releases and it allows automatic placement of workloads which communicates often, together in order to minimize east-west traffic and reduce latency.
Turbonomic Operations manager has got several control modules. Let’s recap that:
- Application Control Module
- Network Control Module
- VDI Control Module
- Container Control Module
- Storage Control Module
- Fabric Control Module
- Hybrid Cloud Control Module