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TechValidate Research on Micro Focus Operations Orchestration

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353 Customers Surveyed

2,691 Data Points Collected

98 Published TechFacts

22 Published Charts

41 Published Case Studies



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Case Study: Landspitali

Introduction

This case study of Landspitali is based on a May 2013 survey of Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“vPV helped us quickly confirm the existence of disk performance problems slowing down our virtual infrastructure.”

Challenges

  • Downloaded & tried Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) in order to solve the following challenges:
    • Need to troubleshoot problems quickly in virtualized environments
    • Need to efficiently look at trend analysis

Use Case

  • Currently managing more than 200 but less than 500 OS instances with Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV).
  • Is using Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) to diagnose and troubleshoot the following problems:
    • System performance bottleneck
    • Disk I/O performance
    • System and disk performance
    • System and disk utilization

Results

  • Saw improvements in the following areas with Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV):
    • The ability to see the relationships between all virtualized components
    • Being able to quickly identify the peaks and resource contention that is creating performance problem
    • Detecting patterns amongst instances
    • The ability to diagnose issues early-on
    • Assessing problems that occurred in the past
  • Says the following features or reports from Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) provide the greatest benefits:
    • Tree-map interface to identify patterns of problems (hot spots) across elements of similar type
    • Ability to switch between hosts, VM, storage and other views easily via a navigation dashboard
    • Workbench with graphs to visualize performance of the entities and do triage
    • Trend reports showing usage, activity, utilization of different metrics
  • Would purchase a fully licensed version of Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) for the following reasons:
    • Support for more OS instances (more than the 200 available in the licensed version)
    • Better, longer term trend analysis functionality and reporting
    • Capacity planning and resource optimization capabilities
  • Reduced the time required to diagnose or troubleshoot performance issues in virtualized environments by 30% to 50% using Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV).
  • Installed and began using Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) in 10-20 minutes.
  • Purchased Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) over other virtualization management tools for the following reasons:
    • Fast time to value, easy to install and deploy
    • Ease of use, intuitive reporting
    • Ability to analyze the performance of multiple components quickly
    • Assistance in quickly identifying problems and drill-down for troubleshooting

Most valued feature in Micro Focus VPV

Which features or reports provided by Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) do you think provide the greatest benefit?

Tree-map interface to identify patterns of problems (hot spots) across elements of similar type
51%
Grouping and filtering to view hierarchy as well as ‘interesting’ subsets
23%
Ability to switch between hosts, VM, storage and other views easily via a navigation dashboard
50%
Workbench with graphs to visualize performance of the entities and do triage
49%
Trend reports showing usage, activity, utilization of different metrics
54%

Large Enterprise Retail Co. reduced time diagnosing and troubleshooting performance issues

A large enterprise retail company reduced the time required to diagnose or troubleshoot performance issues in virtualized environments by 30% to 50% using Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV).

Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer is a problem solver

VPV is more than a tool, it is a real problem solver.

Operations Manager, Large Enterprise Automotive & Transport Company

Micro Focus VPV helps address a wide range of problems

What types of problems are you using Micro Focus Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) to diagnose and troubleshoot?

System performance bottleneck
64%
Disk I/O performance
54%
System and disk performance
64%
System and disk utilization
54%

Case Study: Global 500 Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 telecommunications services company is based on a September 2010 survey of Micro Focus Operations Center customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have nearly 100% of our production datacenter servers (more than 10,000) within our Micro Focus monitoring environment. For each incident, we automatically create an incident ticket. By this mechanism, the amount of incidents was dramatically reduced.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following problems by deploying their Micro Focus Operations Center for IT monitoring:
    • High cost of managing IT
    • Lack of visibility across IT domains
    • Multiple monitoring teams for disparate IT domains (eg. Windows, UNIX, database, etc.)
    • Difficulty determining cause of outages or performance problems

Use Case

  • Use the following Micro Focus Operation Center products in production today:
    • Operations Manager
    • Agents
    • Application SPIs (Oracle, SAP, Exchange, etc.)
    • SiteScope
  • Monitors the following applications, devices, and systems with their Micro Focus Operations Center:
    • Windows servers
    • Linux servers
    • Unix servers
    • Databases
    • Packaged applications
    • Storage devices
  • Monitors more than 10,000 IT infrastructure components (nodes) with their Micro Focus Operations Center.

Results

  • Achieved the following key results after implementing their Micro Focus Operations Center:
    • Increased availability of business services
    • Reduced number of separate IT monitoring groups
    • Automated problem resolution
    • Improved collaboration among IT groups
  • Reduced the mean time to repair IT outages (MTTR) by 10% to 20% after deploying their Micro Focus Operations Center.
  • Reduced the amount of time spent diagnosing a typical IT problem by approximately 30 minutes after deploying their Micro Focus Operations Center.


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About Micro Focus Operations Orchestration

Operations Manager provides simplified, unified, automated IT operations management software. OMi provides automated monitoring, fast root cause identification and prioritization, with automated remedial action.

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