While the IT data center has started to decline in overall physical size, the management complexity of the computing environment has grown significantly. In order to provide the business with IT infrastructure agility, IT organizations have needed to deploy dynamic application architectures.
A server that once housed a single database has become host to dozens of virtual machines, each running computing services of their own. These virtual machines in turn host dozens of application containers and microservices which host even more applications and services. As a result, the proliferation of distributed virtual services has created a new concentration of management complexity. Virtual machines and application containers increase the amount of administration and management endpoints that IT operations are now responsible for. They have more computing layers to provision, configure, manage, and frankly, worry about.
So what can be done? Is artificial intelligence for IT operations – AIOps – the answer?
AIOps allows IT to centralize operational data in one place and make sense of interdependencies immediately. It allows operations to understand how business services, applications and all underlying infrastructure are related to each other at any moment in time. This information allows IT operation teams to solve problems faster and become more proactive in their highly dynamic data center environments.
Here at ASG, we are dedicated to automating the data center and making life better for the IT operations team. With this vision in mind, Advanced Vector Automation (AVA) was developed. AVA uses best of breed open source technology and industry data center best practices that have been compiled over the past three decades. AVA benefits are invaluable for today’s IT operations team, and include:
- Consistent IT processes
- Greater visibility
- Multi-cloud capabilities
- Faster resolution
- Extracted service configurations
- Real-time analysis and recommendations
AVA discovers and collects all data center operational data, configuration files and state information across your IT infrastructure. It is designed to manage and control risk that is inherent in any data center, providing a safety net that eliminates application downtime and system outages that should not have occurred in the first place.
We just launched a new whitepaper now available for download – The Fundamental Concepts and Top Considerations for AIOps. Download it today!