• Press Release

    May 10, 2011

    EMC Delivers Cloud to Ground Root Cause Analysis for Data Centers

    Newest Ionix Server Manager Uniquely Integrates Physical and Virtual Infrastructure Management, Enabling Rapid Resolution and Service Assurance in Cloud Deployments

    EMC WORLD 2011—LAS VEGAS - May 10, 2011 -

    News Summary:

    • The latest version of Ionix Server Manager delivers complete virtualization visibility by adding discovery and monitoring of the VMware® vSwitch. This new capability allows EMC to uniquely integrate physical and virtual management, which solves a critical IT challenge by eliminating management "blind spots."
    • Through integration with VMware vCenter and a full understanding of the vSwitch, Server Manager automatically identifies virtual machines (VMs) whose mis-configured virtual network settings have effectively made these VMs—and the applications running on them—unavailable.
    • With this new integration and understanding, EMC's cross correlation and analysis now spans VMs, vSwitches and virtual networks, VMware ESX Servers, the physical network, and the rest of the IT Infrastructure. The seamless, unified view of IT relationships that is provided—spanning from virtual to physical—allows customers to gain extensive insight and awareness into their virtualized data centers.
    • The addition of vSwitch discovery and monitoring uniquely extends the scope of the EMC Ionix IT Operations Intelligence management suite to help IT managers rapidly resolve problems and assure IT service delivery , even as virtualization and cloud computing introduce their own new management challenges.

    EMC WORLD 2011—LAS VEGAS - May 10, 2011 - EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced the availability of the newest version of its EMC® IonixTM Server Manager software. Through rapid "Cloud to Ground" discovery and analysis capabilities, newly enabled by integration with vCenter and a full understanding of VMware's vSwitch, EMC Ionix Server Manager 3.0 enhances users' ability to effectively manage and troubleshoot virtualized data center networks and infrastructure. By extending automated discovery, root-cause analysis and business-impact analysis through the virtual network, and down to the VM level, users can immediately and accurately pinpoint and address issues in complex IT infrastructures—whether in the physical or virtual environment, or both.

    As organizations expand server virtualization to include mission-critical applications, ongoing VM creation, movement and use of virtual networking introduces new challenges for data center managers when they need to isolate and resolve infrastructure issues. Similarly, cloud infrastructures, by nature, are fluid and dynamic, requiring management and analysis tools that are geared for rapidly changing infrastructure. In virtualized data center environments, the links between physical and virtual infrastructure elements can also be a potential problem source. Until now, however, mutually distinct tools for the analysis of physical and virtual infrastructure were required. This disparate and inefficient approach to problem resolution and management unnecessarily places limits on an IT organization. EMC Ionix Server Manager 3.0 changes all this by allowing a holistic approach to virtualized data center management.

    Additional Product Highlights

    EMC Ionix Server Manager 3.0:

    • Discovers and monitors VMware vSwitches on ESX® servers
    • Monitors the health of server clusters (another form of server virtualization), including Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS), Symantec Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), and BigIP F5 LoadBalancer servers
    • Supports Microsoft Hyper-V, in addition to VMware ESX
    • Determines when key processes are unavailable
    • Identifies when servers are operating in a degraded state (through integration with IBM, HP, Dell, and Oracle server hardware monitoring)

    Server Manager requires concurrent use of Ionix Service Assurance Manager and Ionix IP Availability Manager.

    Customer Quote

    CompuCom, the leading IT outsourcing specialist, incorporates international standards, real world experience, and ITIL best practices into the company's service desk, managed desktop, managed security, data center, remote infrastructure management, and hosted virtual desktop services.

    "When a network or infrastructure issue arises, identifying the source of the issue is critical, and often the identification process takes as much as or more time than the actual fix. Virtualization adds another dimension to the discovery process, so having the ability to discover and monitor at the virtual machine level is essential as we continue to expand our virtual environment. CompuCom's implementation of Ionix Server 3.0 allowed us to consolidate and streamline the management of our physical and virtual infrastructure."
    Michael Cruise, Managing Solution Director, CompuCom

    Industry Analyst Quote

    "Virtualization management is clearly a growing area of focus for IT managers—and for good reason. The inability of an enterprise manager to be able to efficiently pinpoint and resolve infrastructure issues at the virtual machine level is a potential stumbling block in the process of deploying virtualization and cloud technologies. EMC's Ionix Server Manager 3.0 clears the way for effective problem resolution in these environments, and delivers an elegant and efficient solution to the management challenges that inevitably face IT managers as they enable virtual and cloud-based infrastructures."
    Jim Frey, Managing Research Director, Network Management, Enterprise Management Associates

    EMC Executive Quote

    "The industry's adoption of VMware ESX virtualization continues at a torrid rate, yet the availability of management solutions that can address the entire range of the resulting infrastructure has not kept pace. Only EMC can offer a fully integrated and automated solution for identifying the root cause and business impact of problems across virtual and physical environments. The addition of Ionix Server Manager 3.0 extends the value of the EMC Ionix IT Operations Intelligence solution suite, differentiates it with capabilities that competitors simply can't deliver, and helps enable customers to make their journey to the cloud."
    Jay Mastaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMC Ionix

    Please visit www.emc.com for more information on Ionix Server Manager 3.0 and other Ionix IT Operations Intelligence infrastructure management solutions.

    About Dell

    Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

    Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Press Release

    May 12, 2011

    EMC Delivers Cloud to Ground Root Cause Analysis for Data Centers

    Newest Ionix Server Manager Uniquely Integrates Physical and Virtual Infrastructure Management, Enabling Rapid Resolution and Service Assurance in Cloud Deployments

    Johannesburg - May 12, 2011 -

    News Summary:

    • The latest version of Ionix Server Manager delivers complete virtualisation visibility by adding discovery and monitoring of the VMware® vSwitch. This new capability allows EMC to uniquely integrate physical and virtual management, solving a critical IT challenge by eliminating management ‘blind spots’.
    • Through integration with VMware vCenter and a full understanding of the vSwitch, Server Manager automatically identifies virtual machines (VMs) whose mis-configured virtual network settings have effectively made these VMs - and the applications running on them - unavailable.
    • With this new integration and understanding, EMC’s cross correlation and analysis now spans VMs, vSwitches and virtual networks, VMware ESX Servers, the physical network, and the rest of the IT Infrastructure. The seamless, unified view of IT relationships that is provided - spanning from virtual to physical - allows customers to gain extensive insight and awareness into their virtualised data centres.
    • The addition of vSwitch discovery and monitoring uniquely extends the scope of the EMC Ionix IT Operations Intelligence management suite to help IT managers rapidly resolve problems and assure IT service delivery, even as virtualisation and cloud computing introduce their own new management challenges.

    EMC Corporation has announced the availability of the newest version of its EMC® IonixTM Server Manager software. Through rapid ‘Cloud to Ground’ discovery and analysis capabilities, newly enabled by integration with vCenter and a full understanding of VMware’s vSwitch, EMC Ionix Server Manager 3.0 enhances users’ ability to effectively manage and troubleshoot virtualised data centre networks and infrastructure. By extending automated discovery, root-cause analysis and business-impact analysis through the virtual network and down to the VM level, users can immediately and accurately pinpoint and address issues in complex IT infrastructures - whether in the physical or virtual environment, or both.

    As organisations expand server virtualisation to include mission-critical applications, ongoing VM creation, movement and use of virtual networking introduces new challenges for data centre managers when they need to isolate and resolve infrastructure issues. Similarly, cloud infrastructures are fluid and dynamic by nature, requiring management and analysis tools that are geared for rapidly changing infrastructure. In virtualised data centre environments, the links between physical and virtual infrastructure elements can also be a potential problem source. Until now, however, mutually distinct tools for the analysis of physical and virtual infrastructure were required. This disparate and inefficient approach to problem resolution and management unnecessarily places limits on an IT organisation. EMC Ionix Server Manager 3.0 changes all this by allowing a holistic approach to virtualised data centre management.

    Additional Product Highlights

    EMC Ionix Server Manager 3.0:

    • Discovers and monitors VMware vSwitches on ESX® servers
    • Monitors the health of server clusters (another form of server virtualisation), including Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS), Symantec Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), and BigIP F5 LoadBalancer servers
    • Supports Microsoft Hyper-V, in addition to VMware ESX
    • Determines when key processes are unavailable
    • Identifies when servers are operating in a degraded state (through integration with IBM, HP, Dell, and Oracle server hardware monitoring)

    Server Manager requires concurrent use of Ionix Service Assurance Manager and Ionix IP Availability Manager.

    Customer Quote

    CompuCom, the leading IT outsourcing specialist, incorporates international standards, real-world experience and ITIL best practices into the company’s service desk, managed desktop, managed security, data centre, remote infrastructure management, and hosted virtual desktop services.

    "When a network or infrastructure issue arises, identifying the source of the issue is critical, and often the identification process takes as much as or more time than the actual fix. Virtualisation adds another dimension to the discovery process, so having the ability to discover and monitor at the virtual machine level is essential as we continue to expand our virtual environment. CompuCom’s implementation of Ionix Server 3.0 allowed us to consolidate and streamline the management of our physical and virtual infrastructure."
    Michael Cruise, Managing Solution Director, CompuCom

    Industry Analyst Quote

    “Virtualisation management is clearly a growing area of focus for IT managers - and for good reason. The inability of an enterprise manager to be able to efficiently pinpoint and resolve infrastructure issues at the virtual machine level is a potential stumbling block in the process of deploying virtualisation and cloud technologies. EMC’s Ionix Server Manager 3.0 clears the way for effective problem resolution in these environments, and delivers an elegant and efficient solution to the management challenges that inevitably face IT managers as they enable virtual and cloud-based infrastructures.”
    Jim Frey, Managing Research Director, Network Management, Enterprise Management Associates

    EMC Executive Quote

    “The industry’s adoption of VMware ESX virtualisation continues at a torrid rate, yet the availability of management solutions that can address the entire range of the resulting infrastructure has not kept pace. Only EMC can offer a fully integrated and automated solution for identifying the root cause and business impact of problems across virtual and physical environments. The addition of Ionix Server Manager 3.0 extends the value of the EMC Ionix IT Operations Intelligence solution suite, differentiates it with capabilities that competitors simply can’t deliver, and helps enable customers to make their journey to the cloud.”
    Jay Mastaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMC Ionix

    Please visit www.emc.com for more information on Ionix Server Manager 3.0 and other Ionix IT Operations Intelligence infrastructure management solutions.

    About Dell

    Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

    Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.