We are in the midst of wrapping up vScope 1.5. This is going to be a really interesting release with a whole array of new useful features, like Disk monitoring and storange optimization, Full inventory and status of installed Guest Tools (e.g VMware tools), Integration of vScope to Sharepoint, and of course some improvements in reading out also physical devices via WMI.
Keep an eye open. vScope v1.5 will be released within a few days.
VMware launched their VSX-store yesterday. InfraSight Labs being a proud VMware Technology Alliance Partner, has a listing with vScope, which is currently listed under the “most popular”category.
Visit our page ate VMware Solution Exchange: https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/2100
InfraSight Labs is a proud VMware Technology Partner. On Jan 24th, VMware is re-launching their online store. We are happy to announce that vScope by InfraSight Labs has been accepted into the program. Visit us there after the 24th!
And psssst, remember to vote for a good rating
Knowing what happens in your datacenter over time, and understanding how KPIs has evolved historically, is often the key to become better at managing the datacenter forward. vScope’s ‘History Browsing’-function makes it really simple to track back on both configuration and performance data. It allows users to browse back in time to check out historical states, but it also enable powerful comparisons between different time states, which is useful in capacity planning, budgeting, problem solving and more.
And, it’s so easy! Almost like pressing REC on a tape recorder, and you’re good to go!
Check out this video to see how it works:
Have a look at the new vScope – version 1.4. In this version, we let you discover and browse your physical and virtual servers side by side. As usual, everything is presented in the appreciated vScope user interface. Other features, like History Browsing, reporting and compliance checks also apply to physical machines.
We wish you a very merry x-mas and a happy new 2012! See you then!
Today, we’re releasing vScope v1.3.3. In this release we’re focusing on creating smart tag rules, enabling you to label anything anyhow! Never before has it been so easy to follow up on a specific customer, organizational unit or location, for instance. But it doesn’t stop there. tags are generic and only your imagination will set the limits.
We’re also releasing a whole set of pre-defined rules to automatically classify common application and systemizing back-up information from vRanger – including a “cleaned-up” comments fiels from vCenter!
Furthermore we have added tags for IPv6, made customization of reports easier and better and optimized performance etc etc.
Check out the release notes and download the latest vScope here.
Here are two interesting articles worth reading about cloud adaptation. In this first article, Forrester’s Patrick Thibodeau gives a name to those who have fear of losing control of their IT, slowing down cloud adaptation. He calls them “Server Huggers”, a new form of tree huggers. However, ReadWrite Web’s Joe Brockmeier replies in this post that there are numerous reasons for companies today to hold back their cloud initiatives, for the right reasons. Instead, he suggests waiting and seeing is a strategy in it self, which might be the best for many at this point.
At InfraSight Labs, we agree with the second post. We simply believe that companies have invested in too many systems which are hard to migrate to the cloud all at once. Some services are easier to migrate than others, and therefore we are probably going to see a mix of in-hous IT and cloud solutions going forward. Right now in vScope, we are experimenting with reading cloud data and presenting it side by side in-house IT resources. This helps companies who are migrating to the cloud keep track of their assets in a much more controlled way. Furthermore, it helps optimize the right cloud structure and overall costs. Keep your eyes open for a release of vScope’s cloud editions, and please let us know if you have and inquires in the meantime.
November 23, InfraSight Labs will be attending CloudCamp Stockholm, at Stockholm Waterfront. Meet us there to hear about how vScope can help companies visualize their cloud assets, side-by-side their in-house- or hosted IT!
V-index is an online virtualization industry study performed by Vanson Bourne, an independent market research company. It is based on a survey of at least 500 enterprises across the US, UK, France and Germany and is designed to measure 3 parameters – virtualization rate, consolidation ratio and primary hypervisor in use.
The Q3 V-index results are now available at www.v-index.com. Get the latest virtual server percentages and ratios of more than 500 enterprises, including:
• 38.9% virtualization penetration rate
• 5:1 consolidation ratio
• Primary hypervisor use:
• Servers: VMware (67,6%), Hyper-V (16,4%), Citrix (14,4%)
• VDI: VMware (54,3%), Hyper-V (20,3%), Citrix (24,9%)