10 May 2011 Las Vegas - EMC Corporation has made available the newest version of its EMC Ionix Server Manager software. Through rapid "Cloud to Ground" discovery and analysis capabilities, newly enabled by integration with vCenter and a full understanding of VMware's vSwitch, EMC Ionix Server Manager 3.0 enhances users' ability to effectively manage and troubleshoot virtualized data centre networks and infrastructure. By extending automated discovery, root-cause analysis and business-impact analysis through the virtual network, and down to the VM level, users can immediately and accurately pinpoint and address issues in complex IT infrastructures - whether in the physical or virtual environment, or both.
As organisations expand server virtualization to include mission-critical applications, ongoing VM creation, movement and use of virtual networking introduces new challenges for data centre managers when they need to isolate and resolve infrastructure issues. Similarly, Cloud infrastructures, by nature, are fluid and dynamic, requiring management and analysis tools that are geared for rapidly changing infrastructure. In virtualized data centre environments, the links between physical and virtual infrastructure elements can also be a potential problem source. Until now, however, mutually distinct tools for the analysis of physical and virtual infrastructure were required. This disparate and inefficient approach to problem resolution and management unnecessarily places limits on an IT organisation. EMC Ionix Server Manager 3.0 changes all this by allowing a holistic approach to virtualized data center management.
EMC Ionix Server Manager 3.0:
Server Manager requires concurrent use of Ionix Service Assurance Manager and Ionix IP Availability Manager.
CompuCom, an IT outsourcing specialist, incorporates international standards, real world experience, and ITIL best practices into the company's service desk, managed desktop, managed security, data center, remote infrastructure management, and hosted virtual desktop services.
"When a network or infrastructure issue arises, identifying the source of the issue is critical, and often the identification process takes as much as or more time than the actual fix. Virtualization adds another dimension to the discovery process, so having the ability to discover and monitor at the virtual machine level is essential as we continue to expand our virtual environment. CompuCom's implementation of Ionix Server 3.0 allowed us to consolidate and streamline the management of our physical and virtual infrastructure", stated Michael Cruise, Managing Solution Director, CompuCom.
"Virtualization management is clearly a growing area of focus for IT managers - and for good reason. The inability of an enterprise manager to be able to efficiently pinpoint and resolve infrastructure issues at the virtual machine level is a potential stumbling block in the process of deploying virtualization and Cloud technologies. EMC's Ionix Server Manager 3.0 clears the way for effective problem resolution in these environments, and delivers an elegant and efficient solution to the management challenges that inevitably face IT managers as they enable virtual and cloud-based infrastructures", stated Jim Frey, Managing Research Director, Network Management, Enterprise Management Associates.
"The industry's adoption of VMware ESX virtualization continues at a torrid rate, yet the availability of management solutions that can address the entire range of the resulting infrastructure has not kept pace. Only EMC can offer a fully integrated and automated solution for identifying the root cause and business impact of problems across virtual and physical environments. The addition of Ionix Server Manager 3.0 extends the value of the EMC Ionix IT Operations Intelligence solution suite, differentiates it with capabilities that competitors simply can't deliver, and helps enable customers to make their journey to the Cloud", stated Jay Mastaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMC Ionix.
EMC Server Manager 3.0 is generally available from EMC and through Ionix Direct Resellers.