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Big Data for IT operations

Harnessing Big Data for IT Operations (video)

It’s clear that Big Data analytics can help drive a company’s top-line success, with actionable intelligence about market trends, buyer behavior, purchase patterns, and more. But what happens when you focus the power of Big Data on your datacenter, discovering ways to make IT operations more efficient and reduce the risk of disruption? This new… Read more »

Storage Cache Analysis Reinvented with SHARDS (video)

We’re excited to share the work that was recently released at the presitgious USENIX FAST ’15  conference. Carl Waldspurger presented “Efficient MRC Construction with SHARDS,” a paper that he coauthored with other CloudPhysics technologists Nohhyun Park, Alexander Garthwaite, and me. Click below view the talk (video length is 25 minutes). For those that prefer a quick synopsis of this exploration of… Read more »

Reclaim wasted storage in minutes with CloudPhysics Free Edition

If you could reclaim thousands of dollars in storage space in only 15 minutes would you? Of course you would. Sanofi did, and you can too, with CloudPhysics Free Edition. Sanofi, one of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies uses CloudPhysics datacenter analytics to help transform their global operations for greater efficiency and performance. Read more about CloudPhysics use by Sanofi… Read more »

Halloween Cookbook: Tips and tricks to roust goblins from your datacenter

If you’re an existing user of CloudPhysics here is a brief tutorial of how you could roust goblins from your virtual datacenter using CloudPhysics analytics. Note: CloudPhysics provides powerful filters, all of these checks could be run across all your vCenters or for any small slice of your infrastructure. Availability – Health Checks Finding HA… Read more »

path to data-driven insights

Big Data, Little Data, and Your Decisions

There is a difference in knowing the path and walking the path. — Morpheus, The Matrix You do it every day. Make a decision and take actions with consequences. You change an HBA setting. VMotion VMs as part of an upgrade. Troubleshoot storage slowing application response times. You operate under the gun, with pressure to… Read more »

Data-driven insights

CloudPhysics at VMworld 2014:
Be #DataDriven, win Google Glass!

We live in the age of the data-driven lifestyle (think Nest, Waze, Google Glass, FitBit, and other wearable devices). CloudPhysics is kind of like a wearable for your datacenter: continuously collecting metadata about your virtual infrastructure, correlating and analyzing it in our cloud, and providing you with data-driven insights to make it healthier and more efficient…. Read more »

VMware-Heartbleed

VMware Heartbleed: 50% of vSphere 5.5 Servers Remain Unprotected

By now, you’ve likely heard of Heartbleed, a security bug in the OpenSSL cryptography library. The vulnerability is from improper input validation in the implementation code of the TLS heartbeat extension. The bug is in the heartbeat code, hence the bug’s name. Many applications and servers were affected, and VMware is no exception. VMware Heartbleed… Read more »

game-changer: big data analytics, SaaS, with IT operations

A Perfect Match: Big Data Analytics, IT Operations and SaaS

It’s great to be posting my first CloudPhysics blog as the company’s new CEO. It’s a thrill to take on new challenges, especially when joining a company with the potential to fundamentally change the game. When first introduced to CloudPhysics, I saw an experienced team, great technology, and the opportunity to answer some of the… Read more »

doubling down on storage analytics

Doubling Down on Storage Analytics

“Never send a human to do a machine’s job.” − Agent Smith, The Matrix Today begins a new phase in the development of CloudPhysics and the application of machine data to the design and operation of IT: we’ve raised a new round of funding to scale our young company to meet growing demand from users… Read more »

VM performance victims

VM Bullies and Other Performance Surprises

I spent a decade at VMware chasing after customers’ virtualization performance problems, and took away two key learnings: The vast majority of performance problems are related to storage infrastructure in some fashion. Problems that actually get reported are just half the story. In reality, many issues go undetected until a serious problem surfaces. Even then,… Read more »