IT has a key role to play across all areas of your business; identifying areas for improvement, ways to optimise your operations, where to reduce costs and how support your business plan.
Traditionally, IT managers have had the huge task of supporting a number of different systems, which could involve monitoring lots of sporadic components, troubleshooting issues and searching for ways to save money.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Foglight for virtualisation from Dell provides system administrators with control over their virtual environments.
As the saying goes, “information is power” and Foglight enables you to really get to the root of a problem. Unlike other products on the market, Foglight doesn’t just tell you there’s an issue, it goes one step further and tells you how you can address and overcome it. This means it’s great for helping to:
- Resolve performance issues in virtual machines (VMs)
- Assess capacity for more VMs
- Size VMs correctly
Ultimately, Foglight can help your company’s IT department to monitor its performance, optimise the virtual infrastructure, plan and manage your capacity, deal with change management and automate admin tasks, which is ultimately going to make your business more efficient whilst reducing capital spending and operational costs.
5 ways Foglight will impact your virtual infrastructure and save you money
Monitoring your performance
By providing greater in-depth visibility, Foglight gives you more control of your virtual environments. The root cause analysis helps you to correlate issues directly to underlying infrastructure components, whilst automatically resolving simple tasks. Furthermore, it can manage the quality of the user experience to minimise support costs.
Optimising your virtual environment
Foglight provides summary views of costs, deployed resources, available capacity, and configuration information, which is critical for budgets, compliance, and operational efficiency. It can help you to simplify your infrastructure and correctly allocate resource to improve the ROI of your virtual environment.
Capacity planning for future growth
It’s essential that you plan for long-term data centre growth so you can continue to support your company’s expansion. Foglight will help you to accurately forecast the remaining host capacity and get ready for the future growth.
Foglight will help you to gain control of your virtual infrastructure by providing an audit trail of changes. It can then model the impact of planned changes and automated change reversion of problematic changes.
Automating simple tasks
By automating simple admin tasks, Foglight can ensure greater system efficiency. It’s a simple tool to use; joining up lots of key metrics through real-time dashboards, which can be customised.
Fancy a free virtualisation healthcheck?
If you’re interested in knowing more about how Foglight could change your business, why not contact us for your complimentary virtualisation healthcheck? One of our consultants can run a 30-day Foglight trial to determine how you can enhance your virtual environments and save money.
Author: Alice Hollis, Marketing Manager
Alice takes care of our brand, and supports the sales team. Before joining Foundation IT, she worked as a consultant for a number of IT and technology companies, helping to increase their brand awareness and launch new products. Alice also manages the marketing for our sister company, Foundation SP, ensuring close collaboration between both companies and their partners.