Xangati Unveils StormTracker
August 22, 2012
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Xangati unveiled StormTracker, a solution to immediately identify cross-silo storm patterns—through live storm detection as they emerge in a cloud infrastructure.

Xangati’s StormTracker gives organizations the ability to instantly identify storms, proactively track their impact and know how to remediate them by processing second-by-second insights spanning all interactions occurring throughout the cloud infrastructure.

StormTracker includes a new, robust, in-memory storm detection sub-engine integrated into Xangati’s flagship Performance Management Engine—which leverages a next generation computing architecture; and an interactive and contextual UI with multiple views into the entire cloud environment.

In addition, Xangati has integrated performance management with capacity management to deliver essential insights to admins to ensure they right-size the expansion of their cloud hardware infrastructure.

All of the new StormTracker functionality will be integrated into the company’s award-winning Xangati Management Dashboard (XMD) suite as well as its Xangati for vSphere–Free single host tool.

StormTracker will also be available as a free upgrade for existing Xangati customers.

“Assuring cloud performance is top of mind for every IT executive seeking to transform their data center. Unfortunately for these executives their clouds are being devastated by transient performance storms flying in under the radar of their pre-existing monitoring solutions,” said Alan Robin, CEO of Xangati. “Only Xangati is rising to the challenge of managing the always in flux cloud infrastructure with StormTracker empowering administrators to instantly identify emerging storms. And even more importantly provides exclusive insight on how to avoid these storms in the future.”

Xangati StormTracker highlights storms instantaneously as they emerge, with key features including:

In-Memory Storm Detection Engine:In addition to its patented Performance Management Engine, Xangati has added a new detection sub-engine designed to identify the most frequently occurring performance storms within cloud environments. The new storm detection engine incorporates an automated heuristics capability that:

- pattern matches interactions and metrics into storms

- identifies storm cause and impact

- is programmable to track the cloud’s most devastating storms: CPU, memory, storage, network, and toxic application interactions

Cloud-Oriented, Storm Tracking User Interface: In one comprehensive view, both admins and executives will now get a rapid visual understanding of the state of their cloud. The StormTracker UI enables a common framework that allows executives to organizationally drive stronger collaboration among the virtualization/sysadmin, storage and network teams for the delivery of an optimally performing cloud. The StormTracker UI functionality includes:

- Hierarchical views of the cloud, highlighting areas of the infrastructure darkened by storms

- The ability to show cascading performance impact across all cloud silos

- StormRecordings revealing the second-by-second cause of the storm and its areas of impact

- Remediation recommendations for each specific storm

- Trending analysis on storm frequency and severity.

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