Providing Full Stack Performance IT Monitoring of Big Data Applications on FlexPod
BOSTON – July 28th, 2016 – Centerity, the pioneer developer of a next-gen, unified performance monitoring and Business Service Management (BSM) platform for complex, hybrid environments, announces that it has joined NetApp’s Technology Alliance Program in support of FlexPod deployments of Big Data Layer applications such as SAP HANA, Hadoop, and Oracle. This technical alliance will help Centerity provide NetApp’s clients with a business intelligence layer across its entire FlexPod® or next-gen data center environments delivering business analytics with proactive alerting and actionable intelligence to reduce operational complexity, MTTR, and OPEX.
With the introduction of Big Data platforms like SAP HANA and Hadoop, the need to simplify operational complexity and reduce MTTR and OPEX has never been greater. What is needed is a business intelligence layer across the entire IT environment (physical, virtual, application, and cloud) to give both management and administrators real-time actionable intelligence regarding the status and performance of its key business processes. This means collecting performance metrics not just from the infrastructure layer but also from the application layer, plus delivering the ability to correlate these metrics across these domains and present real-time operational analytics in a clear, intuitive way.
FlexPod provides a pre-tested, low-cost solution that is fully integrated: Cisco® Unified Computing System™ (UCS™) C-Series servers, NetApp® FAS Storage, Cisco Nexus® switches, and Cisco UCS Manager for an affordable, easy-to-deploy infrastructure solution. This solution can reduce the number of servers and storage capacity required for Big Data applications, simplify the overall infrastructure, and present an optimized architecture with best-of-breed components. FlexPod’s unique solution provides: (1) simplified management; (2) higher availability with less downtime; (3) flexible workload designs; (4) resiliency with hot spares and RAID protection; (5) improved storage efficiency and (6) efficient scaling.
“We are excited to partner with NetApp – the trusted leader in software, storage and converged and hyperconverged platforms,” said Marty Pejko, Chief Operations Officer for Centerity. “As demand for the Big Data Layer applications like SAP HANA and Hadoop continues to grow, NetApp and Centerity are well positioned to serve the increasing demand for these innovative platforms requiring speed, agility and service assurance.”
Centerity, through its Business Service Management (BSM) capabilities, can correlate performance metrics across all technology domains to display the status of critical business processes via executive dashboards. Also providing impact, trend, and root cause analytics for comprehensive service assurance. To meet organizational service level requirements, two key capacities are essential. First is the ability to anticipate problems and trigger an automated intervention before warnings become critical. This is implemented by having both static and dynamic threshold alerts in place on both individual metrics and on overall business processes. Second, because incidents usually impact more than one application, service dependency maps are key to performing rapid, root cause analysis. Centerity provides continuous threshold checks and alerts that can trigger an automated response based on the service dependency profiles on the platform.
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Centerity Systems, Inc. is the pioneering vendor of a next-gen, end-to-end, IT monitoring platform for complex, hybrid environments (physical, virtual, application and cloud). Centerity Monitor provides business value and real-time business analytics regarding the status, performance and availability of all IT assets whether in the cloud or on prem. Centerity’s unique, unified platform, named a Gartner Cool Vendor in ITOM, can serve the needs of both IT executives and administrators while providing a complete Business Intelligence Layer across all IT assets via cross technical and functional domain impact and trend analysis through its Business Service Management (BSM) capabilities. Learn more at www.centerity.com
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