Introducing the True Visibility Subscription for vRealize Operations

by Chuck Petrie on December 13, 2018

Providing choice and flexibility in the ways a business transacts with its customers is a table-stakes expectation. Increasingly, that translates to delivering products as services with limited upfront costs, lower adoption risk and future flexibility. In addition to the benefits of an Opex model, more and more companies are also choosing to “unbundle” products from rigid or arbitrary configurations that don’t align well to business initiatives.

One of our core values as a company is being customer-focused. Today, Blue Medora is excited to announce True Visibility Subscription. True Visibility Subscription allows customers the flexibility to select from a variety of Blue Medora Management Packs to integrate into vRealize Operations with…

What’s new in BindPlane: New source integrations you’ll be grateful for

by Moria Fredrickson on November 29, 2018

The Blue Medora team took a break last week to reflect on all there is to be thankful for in our lives. The week wasn’t just filled with family and friends. We also took some time to think about our extended Blue Medora family and how appreciative we are for our hundreds of customers who continue to push us to deliver the next-generation data collection strategy they desire.

Improve container resourcing

As containers in production are now common in most large enterprises, but those organizations who rely on central operations and infrastructure teams still face challenges when it comes to understanding the resource demands in those…

Configuring MySQL databases for monitoring in vRealize Operations

by Tim George on November 6, 2018

If MySQL has become mission critical to your organization, you’ve probably invested heavily into one of the many server technologies and/or management tools for MySQL. From commercial solutions to open source options like MySQL Workbench, HeidiSQL, Navicat, phpmyadmin, or SQLPro, specialized management tools help scale the use of MySQL to the reliability and agility requirements of modern production environments. But when MySQL grows within an organization, teams well beyond DataOps need contextual visibility, especially when things go wrong.

Blue Medora helps virtualization and DataOps teams work better together to monitor and troubleshoot instances so everything stays up and running, even as the complexity and criticality of MySQL grows. If you…

A powerful combination: Blue Medora and VMware vRealize Operations for Power

by Jamie Gruener on November 6, 2018

At VMworld Barcelona 2018, VMware and IBM announced general availability of VMware vRealize Operations for Power. This new solution extends the power of Blue Medora’s True Visibility Suite for vRealize to IBM Power systems.  Using Blue Medora technology and Management Packs, this vRealize Operations solution is now able to manage Power servers to create a single pane of glass for IBM customers’ data centers across both Power and x86 hardware.

This new solution demonstrates the strategic collaboration between Blue Medora, VMware and IBM by helping IT administrators run production operations across large, complex heterogeneous and hybrid environments with an open and extensible platform.  


Analyzing Dell EMC VxRail performance with vRealize and Blue Medora

by Brock Peterson on November 1, 2018

In 2009 EMC and Cisco embarked on a joint venture called VCE, or Virtual Computing Environment. Those involved in this project designed and built converged infrastructure appliances called VBlock. They were comprised of Cisco UCS servers, Cisco networking switches (Nexus and MDS), EMC storage (Symmetrix VMAX, VNX, Clariion, Celerra storage, and Ionix UIM/P), and VMware virtualization software. VBlock was first brought to market in 2011.

Subsequently, VCE offered additional converged appliances called VxBlock, which were basically VBlock with the ability to run VMware NSX. For reference, see Yon Ubago’s detailed article.

In 2015, VCE released its latest converged/hyper-converged appliance called VxRack. VxRack was delivered in two forms: VxRack…

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