Xangati Announces New Release of XMD Suite
May 16, 2012
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Xangati announced a new release of its Xangati Management Dashboard (XMD) virtualization and cloud suite.

The new release of the XMD includes capabilities that give enterprises and cloud service providers an 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

- 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.

In addition, Xangati simultaneously announced that all of the new XMD functionality is immediately available at no cost through integration into its VI Dashboard and VDI Dashboard trial software and the Xangati for vSphere—Freesingle host tool. Administrators can download and use the free two-week trial within a critical cluster or Xangati’s free tool for a single vSphere host for instant insights on what contention storms are within their environment. Xangati’s software has revealed contention storms in more than 90 percent of its deployments.

“As large enterprises extend virtualization deployments and begin to rely on different cloud models, performance management solutions are falling short in their ability to manage the dynamic nature of these shared environments,” said Alan Robin, CEO of Xangati. “The management capabilities that we’re delivering today fill an immediate need to dramatically improve performance assurance for cloud environments which are plagued by chronic, intermittent contention storms.”

XMD features the following new capabilities:

Cloud-Scale Performance Management Engine - An 8-fold increase in the scale of environments which Xangati’s patented in-memory performance management engine will cover – without any trade off in precision:

- delivering second-by-second precision in data collection, collation, analysis and alerts to immediately reveal areas of contention

- merging of automated performance profiling techniques with best practice thresholds to uncover multi-dimensional contention storms

- linked alert recordings which further accelerate time to resolution

- maintaining full functionality and ease-of-use of the XMD 360 navigational user interface

VDI End-User Based Performance Profiling for VMware and Citrix - The ability to monitor and track the end user to VM activity without guest agents:

- giving managers an accurate way to tie user behavior to performance for the very first time

- delivering the only solution with both VMware and Citrix connection broker API integration (with direct interaction with ViewConnection Manager and Desktop Delivery Controller)

- establishing user performance profiles with the highest possible precision by tracking actual activity versus assessment models

- alerting the service desk when ‘normal’ user activity changes

- allowing frictionless scalability for future growth with an agentless model

Additionally, new enhancements have been added to support cross-functional IT teams, with focused dashboards and automated alerts now integrated for the storage team, giving storage admins the ability to track and obtain deeper insights into datastore performance health down to the LUN level.

Xangati for vSphere—Free is also available immediately and includes all of the functionality in the XMD suite for a single vSphere host. Xangati’s offering spans network, storage, server, desktops, clients and applications.

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