LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ManageIQ™, the emerging leader in the management and automation of virtualized computing environments, today announced EVM™ Insight. EVM Insight, a component of the company’s new Enterprise Virtualization Management™ (EVM) suite, gives organizations unparalleled visibility into their virtual environments by providing the comprehensive configuration information they need to effectively manage and control their virtual infrastructure.
“Current, reliable and accurate configuration information is essential to managing the IT infrastructure. Virtualization makes that task vastly more difficult and forces dramatic changes in how you discover, assess, and classify virtual resources,” said Joseph Fitzgerald, Co-founder and CEO of ManageIQ. “EVM Insight is able to easily overcome the challenges of gathering configuration information in virtual environments, such as snapshots, multiple states, clones, templates, and dynamic relocation, that break existing management tools. It’s essential to be able to discover and track virtual machines, to quickly understand their origin and genealogy, and how they change over time. That’s the foundation for effective management.”
"Virtualization changes infrastructure physics related to time and space. One of the greatest impacts is to configuration management since with the speed (and ease) that dynamic movement can occur, we may no longer know with certainty given today's management tools where things are or how they're changing,” cautions Cameron Haight, Research Vice President at Gartner, Inc. Haight goes on to recommend, “As a result, users should look for solutions that can provide the requisite visibility and control allowing IT organizations to reduce the costs and ensure the success of their virtualization initiatives."
EVM Insight delivers capabilities that enable organizations to better understand their virtual environment, the foundation of effective configuration management.
Comprehensive Real-Time Discovery – captures and automatically maintains in-depth configuration information through SmartState™ technology. Detailed configuration information is captured for hosts, virtual machines, virtual appliances, VMware® VirtualCenter instances, storage and network elements, OS, applications, patches, and accounts.
Identification and Tracking - assigns unique identifiers to virtual resources for reliable tracking and recording of operational and configuration events across infrastructures and life cycles using patent-pending Virtual BlackBox™ technology. Real-time event and configuration correlation enables point-of-origin, relationship, and genealogy mapping.
Visualization and Reporting - delivers a rich set of reports, graphs and analytics about the virtual infrastructure with customizable role-based views and comprehensive relationship mapping, including genealogy, virtual services, host affinity, and snapshot trees. A unique Virtual Timeline™ supports user-friendly time-based presentation of infrastructure events, including configuration events such as discovery, operation events such as start and stop, and policy events. Patent-pending Virtual Thumbnails™ create an iconized, visual representation of information associated with virtual machine guests and hosts, including their status and level of compliance with policies.
Baselining, Comparison and Drift Analysis - enables the identification and articulation of fine-grained differences between configuration versions, deviations over time, genealogical changes, and ad hoc comparisons. These powerful capabilities enhance impact and problem analysis, release management, and standards compliance in virtual environments.
EVM Insight will be generally available to customers by the end of December 2007.
About Enterprise Virtualization Management (EVM)
The Enterprise Virtualization Management Suite provides Smart Management for Virtual Infrastructures™ delivering key insight, control, and automation capabilities addressing the unique management requirements of virtual environments.
ManageIQ (http://www.manageiq.com) is the emerging leader in the management and automation of virtualized computing environments. ManageIQ solutions are designed and built for the unique challenges introduced by virtualization and enable IT organizations to realize the benefits of virtualization while achieving higher levels of insight, control, and automation. ManageIQ was founded by a team of technology visionaries formerly of Novadigm, where they spent over a decade providing configuration management solutions enabling hundreds of enterprises to securely, efficiently, and effectively manage millions of computing devices. The ManageIQ Team has a strong track record of partnering strategically with customers to ensure rapid return on investment and long-term value. ManageIQ is a VMware® Technical Alliance Partner, and a XenSource™ XenReady™ Partner.