Enterprises, government agencies and service providers are increasingly employing virtualized environments to decrease costs, consolidate data center space and reduce environmental impacts. The implementation of virtual machines within the IT infrastructure allows for more efficient use of physical servers, which reduces capital expenses along with power and cooling requirements. However, the use of virtual servers also increases the management challenges associated with maintaining infrastructure reliability and ensuring service-level agreements. For peak efficiency, the new environment requires the use of integrated tools that can proactively manage infrastructure fault, performance and capacity issues within hybrid environments combining both physical and virtual environments.
With the addition of CA Virtual Performance Management to CA Spectrum® Infrastructure Manager and CA eHealth® Performance Manager, IT organizations can use proven management tools for both their physical and virtual infrastructure. The CA tools, which are designed for multivendor, multiplatform environments, simplify infrastructure management by providing a comprehensive view of all physical and virtual components. With these CA solutions, IT professionals can employ a rich set of infrastructure and performance management features to handle the nuances of their virtualized environment, including visibility into the logical grouping of resources, fault isolation and performance monitoring across physical and virtual machines, and the ability to track in real time the migration of virtual resources between physical servers.
The CA infrastructure and performance management solutions allow organizations to reduce costs, increase IT efficiency and ensure quality of service within networks using virtual servers. CA Spectrum and CA eHealth let IT organizations gain the financial and environmental benefits of a virtualized network environment while maintaining the ability to automatically monitor and respond to infrastructure and performance issues. With these CA solutions, organizations can leverage their existing investments to support the successful delivery of IT services without increasing costs. CA Spectrum and CA eHealth, along with CA Virtual Performance Management, are part of a comprehensive set of CA tools for managing virtual environments, which helps ensure that IT professionals don't need to master an ever-wider array of stand-alone applications.