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22 Jul

Unifying Performance Metrics from On-Premises Infrastructure to the Cloud

Performance Metrics in SevOne

Digital infrastructure performance metrics are quickly evolving and so are the ways we gather them.

As more and more enterprises make the journey from the datacenter to hybrid cloud environments, they forfeit some of their physical infrastructure. Performance metric collection is a challenge for these organizations, as they do not own the entire infrastructure that supports their service delivery.

These days, performance metrics are not as easily amassed through SNMP alone, driving a need for organizations to cast a wider net to retrieve what they need. That’s why SevOne developed xStats adapters. These adapters provide a means to capture non-standard data from critical digital infrastructure assets and cloud platforms. Network and IT teams can then correlate this data with their other metric, flow, and log data sources to get a complete view of service delivery.

If you’ve been using a monitoring platform to baseline, trend, alert, and report on performance metrics – and now your assets are moving to a cloud provider, you have to find new ways to get at the data. SevOne’s xStats adapters let you bring in those additional metrics and incorporate them into your service views, all in one single dashboard.

SevOne recently announced the addition of four new SevOne xStats Adapters for use with : Amazon Web Services™ (AWS™), Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), Arista EOS® and AppNeta™ PathView™.

One of the four recently released adapters, SevOne xStats Adapter for use with AppNeta Pathview , allows users to monitor the end user experience. Users are accustomed to knowing how fast their router is or how a switch is functioning, but now will be able to better understand how users are experiencing the network.

This adapter, tapping into the end user experience testing done by AppNeta PathView shows the viewer how users are utilizing the network. The adapter combines these advanced metrics with the other metric, flow and log data to provide the whole picture of digital infrastructure performance. Organizations that utilize this adapter can customize alerts to meet their own business needs and goals. For instance, users could be specifically alerted when users from a particular region are experiencing slow response times to a critical business application, while analyzing infrastructure metric, flow and log data at the same time.

The SevOne xStats Adapter for use with Amazon Web Services is for users who also utilize AWS for cloud computing and storage. This adapter gathers data about the compute systems running and provides information on how the environment is behaving. Again, all of this data is automatically linked to metric, flow and log performance data for their existing infrastructure for a view of their hybrid cloud environment.

The SevOne xStats Adapter for use with IMPI gathers low-level environmental statistics and data like power, temperature, and voltage information about how individual processors are behaving. This data can help users make more educated decisions about data center equipment and yield richer capacity planning.

The SevOne xStats Adapter for use with Arista EOS gathers infrastructure performance data and statistics. This adapter integrates with the Arista eAPI to enable users to visualize the performance of their Arista EOS-based infrastructure from a single dashboard.

Each of the four newly released adapters allows users to create their own unique dashboard views of what they want to see and what they need to know.

Previously, to gather some of this hard-to-reach data, users relied on additional third-party tools outside of the performance monitoring platform. But by having to check multiple sources at any given time for this crucial data, users did not have the ability to trend or baseline the data. Without baselining, users have a limited view of the network and are not alerted to network degradation or failure.

With more and more organizations moving to the cloud, the need is now more prominent than ever to make sure your infrastructure monitoring platform can seamlessly integrate this data into a single dashboard.

For more on the release of our newest xStats adapters, read our press release.

Written by Brian Promes
VP of Product Marketing

Brian leads SevOne product marketing and alliance-marketing strategies for cloud, virtualization, and software defined everything. Brian joined SevOne with over 20 years experience in the network management and monitoring space at Novell and Cisco, where he focused primarily on product management, product marketing and strategic alliance efforts of early stage products for emerging technologies in enterprise and service provider markets. Brian believes in enabling customers and partners to integrate products and technologies via open APIs and interfaces to solve the individual customer needs, earning two US Patents (US06584507 and US 06957256) for Linking External Applications to a Network Management System.

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