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Virtana Expands Kubernetes Strategy for Performance Management and Monitoring within Container Environments

Virtana platform provides increased agility and cost savings for multicloud and on-premises containers.

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Virtana, a leading provider of AI-driven solutions for hybrid cloud management and monitoring, has expanded its Kubernetes strategy across the full portfolio of Virtana Platform. This release brings infrastructure performance management (IPM) and monitoring support for container environments using Virtana Platform, following September's announcement of a Kubernetes right-sizing feature through Virtana Platform's cloud cost management solution.

With the new IPM Kubernetes capabilities of Virtana Platform, users have access to the same real-time, high-definition performance and dimensional information for containers they enjoy today for legacy cloud infrastructure. This will expand access to Virtana Platform hybrid features to include right-sizing, monitoring, and capacity planning for Kubernetes-based workloads. 

Virtana's Multi-Cloud Insights Platform delivers benefits including rapid problem resolution (decreased mean-time-to-resolution), de-risk optimization initiatives (staff productivity gains without impacting application performance), and cloud cost reduction

"Today, Kubernetes customers are inundated with metrics and data points that are hard to understand or put into context. By using Virtana, our customers can now gain meaningful insights from Kubernetes and the key supporting infrastructure layers in relation to the application service," said Jon Cyr, head of product for Virtana. "Providing full Kubernetes support across the entire Virtana Platform portfolio has always been our goal, from cloud cost management to IPM, which is key to enabling our customers' digital transformation journeys."

Key benefits of Virtana's IPM Kubernetes feature:

  • Allows visibility into Kubernetes workload performance
  • Maps Kubernetes workloads and relationships
  • Correlates Kubernetes components to underlying physical infrastructure
  • Provides tools for tracking and forecasting Kubernetes performance trends
  • Detects and alarms on performance anomalies within Kubernetes
  • Kubernetes-specific dashboards and reporting

Through a combination of agentless integrations with Prometheus and the Kubernetes API, customers can use Virtana to collect health, utilization, and performance metrics from their container environments -- to help them meet their digital modernization goals. Virtana is empowering customers to use their choice of external management suites, such as RedHat OpenShift, VMware Tanzu, and Rancher, so they can gain deeper insights with the tools they have already deployed.

Through the Virtana Platform Cost Savings Opportunities dashboard, users can tailor their default right-sizing recommendations based on constraints for CPU and memory to meet specific business requirements and risk tolerance. 

Virtana's Kubernetes support is available for all Virtana Platform users, with additional configuration.

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