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Vodacom Business Services Announces Cloud Monitor for Virtual Environments

Friday, 1 March 2013

360 degree view of entire virtual platform

Performance monitoring VMware, clusters, virtual machines, resource pools and datastores

Geographic workload management

Customise reporting – hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, annually

Easy to use

Choose from two packages – Basic and Advanced

Johannesburg, 1 March 2013: In response to customer requests, Vodacom Business Services has announced Vodacom Cloud Monitor for Enterprise organisations.  Vodacom Cloud Monitor  allows the user's in-house administrators to monitor the complete virtual environment of server loads and generate customised reports. It also gives customers a view on performance and resource utilization of their workloads in each geographical location.

"Our cloud solutions have been readily accepted by the market and we are experiencing real growth and better understanding of what flexible cloud solutions can bring to business," says Ermano Quartero, Managing Executive, Vodacom Business. "We now have a strong base of cloud customers since launching our cloud solutions three years ago and we have listened to their requests for a monitoring product that enables them to get a 360 degree view of their virtual platforms. Vodacom Cloud Monitor gives them a complete picture of the performance and resource utilization of their workloads, receive alarms and create customised reports."

Vodacom Cloud Monitor service will be offered in two versions - the Basic Vodacom Cloud Monitor package and an Advanced Vodacom Cloud Monitor package. As a value-added service every customer currently paying for the virtual hosting environment will be entitled to use the basic package for free..

The advanced package will be offered for a fixed monthly fee for each geographic location.

Packages

The Basic Package  includes the following components:

Web based user interface

Monitoring of customer environment (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly).

 
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Graph for each of the following metrics per environment:

 
 

CPU shares

 

CPU usage

 

Memory shares

 

Memory usage

 

Overall status

Information about environment presented in a table (snapshot of the current system state).

 
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The Table will include the following per resource pool:

 
 

Resource pool name

 

Cluster Name

 

Total virtual machine count

 

Total number of vCPUs

 

Total number of configured memory

 

Total virtual machine provisioned disk space

Automatically detect new virtual machines added to the resource pool

Must be able to show future capacity planning based on past trends

The Advanced Package includes the following components:

Web based monitoring per customer

Monitoring of customer resource pools (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly)

 
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Graph for each of the following metrics per resource pool:

 
 

CPU shares

 

CPU usage

 

Memory shares

 

Memory usage

 

Overall status

Information about resource pool presented in a table (snapshot of the current system state)

 
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Table will include the following per resource pool:

 
 

Resource pool name

 

Cluster name

 

Total virtual machine count

 

Total number of vCPUs

 

Total number of configured memory

 

Total virtual machine provisioned disk space

Monitoring of customer virtual machines (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly)

 
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Graph for each of the following metrics per virtual machine:

 
 

CPU resource

 

CPU usage

 

CPU load

 

Disk space utilization (Free Space)

 

Disk usage (KB/s)

 

Disk I/O performance

 

Memory usage

 

Network usage

Detailed information per virtual machine presented in the table (snapshot of the current system state)

 
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Table will include the following per virtual machine:

 
 

Virtual machine name

 

Virtual machine state

 

Resource pool

 

Installed operating system

 

IP address

 

 

Uptime

 

VMware Tools version

 

Configured memory

 

Host Memory usage

 

Guest Memory usage

 

Provisioned disk

 

Committed disk

 

Partitions (list and usage)

 

Network interface cards (VMware Port Group and IP address)

Automatically detect new virtual machines added to the resource pool

Automatic reports with customer selected criteria (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly)

Manual reports with customer selected criteria whenever customer choose to

Ability to set notifications and alarm when certain thresholds are met

Must be able to show future capacity planning based on past tre

Vodacom Cloud Monitor Mobile application

 
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Overview with environment health status and triggered alarms

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List of datacentres

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List of all monitored virtual machines and resource pools

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Detailed information (graphs) of monitored virtual machines and resource pools

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Representation of monitored entities on the map

"We are really pleased with the uptake of Vodacom's Cloud bouquet," says Quartero. "We see the Vodacom Cloud Monitor as a co-operative monitoring tool between our datacentre administrators and the customer's administrators,  putting the power to control the daily performance of the virtual environment into the customer's hands."



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