VMTurbo Ops Mgr v4.7 What's New: Intelligent Planning with Reservations

Blog Post created by eva.tuczai on Jul 21, 2014

The Green Circle is the First to Know!

VMTurbo Announces v4.7 is NOW GA!  See Ben Yemini's Announcement Thread, and Eva's Post


Product Management is announcing Early Access Availability on July 28 2014 to preview, test and provide feedback on our latest release v4.7 that includes Intelligent Planning with Reservations!


If you run a virtualized infrastructure, you have to be able to answer the question of how can I reserve resources for projects and workload that are coming in the future?  How can you determine if you have the capacity TODAY for FUTURE workload, and at the same time assure that you can run today's workload with tomorrow's project, while assuring performance and efficiency?  And if you do not have the capacity, what will tell you the minimal amount you need?


The Challenge is complexity of fluctuating workload demand in the current environment and managing future RISKS of over-provisioning.  This combination can put not just future projects but even existing workload at risk when you are ready to deploy. You also want to have visibility into the reservations that are in the system so everyone can see exactly why additional reservations cannot be met, or increasing demand from current workload requires you to add more compute or storage to maintain your reservations. 


VMTurbo has the Solution to Intelligently Plan and Manage the allocations of your resources for future demand, that allows you to reserve capacity for new projects, and gives you the answer of when additional compute or storage is needed.


Screenshot showing a single place to see all your reservations: the ones that succeeded and are Reserved, the ones that could not find enough resources and are Pending, and the one you are requesting to see if resources are available.  For Pending reservations, you can run a Plan to find out how much more compute and storage is required to Assure Performance and run as Efficiently as possible.


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