New Xangati platform gets automated storm remediation

cloud storm rainCalifornia based network performance manager Xangati has launched a new automated system for boosting hybrid cloud output.

The Xangati Virtual Appliance (XVA) system has an automatic mechanism for storm remediation for virtualised and VDI infrastructures. It can also support Microsoft Hyper-V environments natively. By integrating with ServiceNow the XVA system can also share trouble tickets and storm alerts with the ServiceNow ITSM (IT Service Management) portal.

As hybrid clouds become increasingly popular companies are discovering that performance can be slowed down by a variety of cloud components and it is proving difficult to identify the root causes, the vendor said. XVA will help them to pinpoint whether the trouble is being caused by created storage, CPU, memory or boot storms. The new Xangati XVA will allow virtualisation system administrators to address CPU and memory performance issues by automatically balancing workloads across vCenter hosts, it said.

The system provides real time key performance data, capacity planning and cost optimisation. Xangati’s Efficiency Index measures the extent to which available CPU, memory, storage and network interface capacity is being used.

The new functions will allow service providers to see how well their systems are running, give them a quicker resolution and improve their chances of meeting service level agreements, said Atchison Frazer, VP of marketing at Xangati. Other features within the offering include support for NetApp Storage Systems, XenApp and Splunk.

“Xangati is moving towards an automated response to off complex degrading conditions,” said Frazer. Xangati is a virtual appliance that runs on VMware vSphere. The word Xangati is derived from the Sanskrit word Sangathi, which translates as “coming together to know more about ourselves.”