How It Works

Experience value in less than 15 minutes.

We’re software as a service (SaaS), which means you can have your CloudPhysics solution up and running in just minutes. CloudPhysics uses a Card paradigm, which makes it easy for users to understand and interact with the analytics we provide. Our Card Builder enables users to create their own analytics, share them with others, and access the wealth of knowledge in the CloudPhysics community.

Easy to use: no software to install!

With our unique software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach, CloudPhysics does the heavy lifting so you can make sense of the data. It takes just minutes to deploy our Observer (a lightweight vApp).

“With our unique software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach, CloudPhysics does the heavy lifting so you can make sense of the data.”

How CloudPhysics Works

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Once deployed in your environment, our Observer continuously scans and collects metadata generated by your systems and sends it to our platform for processing. The Observer is a lightweight, agentless virtual appliance that uses read-only API access to grab config, task, and performance data from vCenter.

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Once your Observer is deployed, CloudPhysics goes to work: we correlate your VM metadata to datastore metadata to host metadata to knowledge base articles to data about performance of those systems. We automatically correlate any component or system’s metadata against any other – so you don’t have to do it manually.

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Minutes later, you can run analytics, apply filters, set thresholds, export to Excel, share insights with your team, drill down to look deep into affected systems, run simulations – there are many ways to interact and explore.

  1. Our Observer continuously scans and collects metadata generated by your systems and sends it to our platform for processing. The Observer is a lightweight, agentless virtual appliance that uses read-only API access to grab config, events, and performance data from vCenter.
  2. Once your Observer is deployed, CloudPhysics goes to work: we correlate your VM metadata to datastore metadata to host metadata to knowledge base articles to data about performance of those systems. We automatically correlate any component or system’s metadata against any other – so you don’t have to do it manually.
  3. Minutes later, you can run analytics, apply filters, set thresholds, export to Excel, share insights with your team, drill down to look deep into affected systems, run simulations – there are many ways to interact and explore.

Working with Cards

A card is an analytic – a slice of systems data and analytics packaged together.

Inside CloudPhysics, you’ll work with Cards. Each Card is an analytic – a slice of systems data and analytics, packaged together as a unit for you to interact with. Cards self-tune to your system, generate accurate information and provide actionable insight specific to your environment. They can be viewed, shared, added to a personal dashboard, and published to members of your team. Our Card Glossary shows many of the analytics you’ll find inside CloudPhysics.