Halcyon | Virtualization Management
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Virtualization is an enabling technology allowing enterprise datacenters to achieve higher ROI on their infrastructure investments. By leveraging multi-layered abstractions of operating systems, network resources, storage, and hardware, higher level applications services maintain minimal awareness of their complicated underpinnings. In turn, enterprises benefit directly from the promise of improved flexibility, responsiveness, and efficiency.
However, the benefits of virtualization freedom and flexibility has ushered in a new age of enterprise infrastructure complexity and demands for manageability. Halcyon PrimeAlert virtualization mgmt solutions simplifies this complexity by addressing the following key needs in the virtualization space: a wholistic perspective, aggregate overview, granular detail, and heterogeneous coverage.
Halcyon's wholistic virtualization management solutions enable easy and effective detection, notification, and analysis of the faults, health, and performance of the virtual enterprise.
A wholistic perspective recognizes that the health of an application or service in the virtual enterprise is intimately tied to the health of the underlying virtualized resources, which include as a minimum the guest OS, hypervisor, and hardware. An aggregate overview and access to granular detail understands that when fighting fires, fault detection, analysis, and problem resolution require an inspection of the trees as well as a scan of the forest. Heterogeneous coverage respects the customer's right to choice for hardware, architecture (eg x86, SPARC), operating system (eg Linux, Solaris, Windows), virtualization technology (eg VM Ware ESX, Solaris Zones, LDoms), and applications (vendor, home grown).