Reduce Cost of Downtime

by David Eaton on April 9, 2018

A proactive approach to IT is the key to increasing uptime and eliminating downtime.  Let’s show you how to increase revenue, customer confidence, and efficiency, while lowering sleepless nights.

What does downtime mean to you?  

  • More overtime, more hours on-call, or those dreaded 2 AM phone calls.

What does downtime mean to your business?

According to IDC1,

  • On average downtime costs Fortune 1000 companies $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion each year, due to unplanned outages.
  • The average hourly cost of an infrastructure failure is $100,000 per hour.
  • The average cost of a critical application failure per hour is $500,000 to $1 million.

Discover source of downtime

VMware released vCenter® Operations Manager (vCOps) in 2012 as an automated operations management solution that provided integrated performance, capacity, and configuration management for highly virtualized environments.  At the time, only 30% of businesses were virtualized on VMware.  vCOps was a giant step in the right direction.

VMware evolved vCOps into vRealize® Operations Manager in 2013.  This evolution allowed IT departments to gain visibility into their vSphere® and non-vSphere platforms via a single pane of glass.  The relationship data shown below is crucial to understanding how each vRealize Operations Manager object interacts with each other in an environment:

Each of the objects shown above are colored based on their overall health. If an object is red, a vRealize Operations Manager user will be able to select the object, and see what other objects might be affected.  With a double click, users will be able to see exactly what’s causing this red condition.

With each new piece of hardware or software, IT departments add an additional monitoring and management platform to the mix.  Monitoring the entire environment requires the use of many tools.

Find single source of truth

Blue Medora’s True Visibility Suite (TVS) takes monitoring and management platforms and collapses them into a single source of truth, vRealize Operations extended by TVS.  Below is a look at how TVS builds on to vRealize Operations Manager relationship data.

TVS provides a platform to discover the root cause of system outages from the application layer to the storage layer.  Instead of seeing just the health of their VMware environment, TVS users can see how their application is performing and will continue to perform, based on data analytics performed by the vRealize Operations Manager engine.

In this case, intuitive dashboards from Blue Medora provide users a comprehensive view of how their Cisco UCS Hardware is performing, from the chassis to the fan.

VMware vRealize Operations Manager with Blue Medora True Visibility Suite offers IT Administrators a true Single Pane of Glass for Root Cause Analysis.

Get a free demo or free trial with Blue Medora!


1 DevOps and the Cost of Downtime: Fortune 1000

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