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New solution brings additional proactive capacity planning to Microsoft environments, helping reduce unplanned downtime and hardware expenditures.
Savision, a leader in enterprise management solutions for System Center, recently announced immediate availability of Cloud Report to manage capacity planning within Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
Cloud Reporter projects historical resource consumption trends to inform current resource allocation decisions. Companies can plan for the future, with the ability to predict when memory, processors and storage resources will be exhausted. More importantly, it offers re-allocation suggestions to prolong that timeline. Built-in reports identify Microsoft Hyper-V clusters that have excess hardware capacity so companies can target them as the destination for new virtual machines or re-allocate resources to clusters that need them. Cloud Reporter enables auditing, capacity planning, and virtual machine right-sizing for Hyper-V.
This ability to forecast when resources will become scarce empowers companies to prevent unplanned downtime due to resource exhaustion. Gartner.com estimates the average downtime cost at $42,000 per hour and that it is not unusual for an organization to reach a cumulative total downtime of downtime of 87 hours per year. These costs can be reduced and managed with Cloud Reporter.
Cloud Reporter’s built-in reports show current capacity demands of a virtualized infrastructure as well as future requirements based on current consumption patterns. Companies can make better use of existing resources, freeing them from one virtual machine and assigning to another in response to workloads. In doing so they can avoid rushed purchases of hardware and can manage their IT equipment expenditures in a controlled and predictable fashion. What-if scenarios allow end users to take into account up-coming projects (e.g. rolling out virtual machines) or hardware changes (e.g. adding hosts, adding RAM to hosts) in the capacity forecasts and improve the accuracy of the predictions.
Example view of some Reports
Example view of some Reports
“System Center 2012 R2 introduced industry-leading new capabilities for the ecosystem to build on,” said Brian Hillger, Director, Product Marketing, Microsoft. “For example, Cloud Reporter works with System Center to help customers determine resource needs over time to help them plan for the best way to deploy virtual machines and place them on the appropriate cluster. It helps our customers forecast hardware requirements in the future by evaluating past resource consumption to determine trends.”
“Companies around the world rely on Savision to manage their IT infrastructures,” said Diana Krieger, CEO of Savision. “As companies increase their adoption of cloud computing, Cloud Reporter will help them optimize their resources and the underlying hardware investments on which the cloud runs, ensuring seamless operation no matter the rate of growth.”
Savision’s solutions have been adopted by international companies around the globe, including Dublin Airport Authority and IDEXX Laboratories. Their products and services accelerate resolution time of IT problems, provide improved organizational efficiency and reduce business down time, allowing customers to realize over 20% cost reduction. Founded in 2006, Savision is headquartered in the Netherlands and has offices in New York and Ottawa. Savision’s founders and executives bring years of enterprise systems and application management experience from large IT service companies.
You can find a copy of the Cloud Reporter datasheet here: http://www.savision.com/resources/datasheet/datasheet-cloud-reporter
Christian Booth (ChBooth) | Sr. Program Manager | Cloud & Enterprise
Program Lead: System Center: Cloud & Datacenter MVP