This is a guest post by John Boyle, Zenoss Technology Partnerships & Community Manager
Zenoss and Nutanix are excited to shine the spotlight on and announce the release of the Nutanix ZenPack and the certification of Zenoss as Nutanix AHV Ready and AHV Integrated through the Nutanix Elevate partner program.
Most organizations have deployed a host of monitoring tools to keep their business services running smoothly, yet the cost of outages is increasing. IT outages are costing large enterprises billions because modern IT environments are far too complex and dynamic for traditional tools.
Zenoss’ Software-Defined IT Operations provides the super glue to take inputs from any source, regardless of the location, and apply adaptive machine learned algorithms to avoid service disruptions across the entire IT enterprise infrastructure. Zenoss uniquely predicts and eliminates IT outages and typically reduces downtime by 50% and IT Ops spend by 15% in the 1st year.
Zenoss and Nutanix IntegrationThe integration between Zenoss and Nutanix creates a significant step forward in moving IT leaders closer to fully automated, lights-out IT Operations.
"Customers are increasingly adopting Nutanix because of the speed and flexibility that they provide in provisioning and supporting enterprise applications and workloads," said Brian Wilson, chief customer officer at Zenoss. "We're excited to work with this market leader, and we're proud to stand out as an integrated and scalable service assurance platform that can be adapted to every type of complex IT environment — from the application level to virtual machines, storage, hyperconverged and even cloud environments."
The Nutanix ZenPackThe Nutanix ZenPack is a comprehensive monitoring integration that gives IT leaders the ability to view their entire Nutanix Enterprise Cloud deployment as a single holistic unit — encompassing the HCI storage, virtualized resource capacity, and virtual network components. Linked with Zenoss Service Impact, the Nutanix ZenPack gives users the ability to see when and where performance issues occur and pinpoint the services that rely on Nutanix infrastructure, greatly accelerating the ability of IT operations professionals to perform root-cause analysis (RCA) and accelerate the mean time to resolution (MTTR) of issues or outages.
The initial release of the Nutanix ZenPack is compatible with Nutanix’s Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV), with future releases of the ZenPack are planned to add coverage for both VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V. These additions will provide comprehensive coverage for heterogeneous Nutanix deployments with deep integrations into ESX and Hyper-V solutions that Zenoss already provides.
This foundational integration between Zenoss and Nutanix is critical to meet our ever-evolving market and customer needs.
What are Zenoss ZenPacks?ZenPacks are prepackaged, customizable and extensible plug-ins used to extend the Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD) platform. They use standard APIs and protocols, including SNMP, WMI and SSH, to collect configuration information and provide deep system monitoring capabilities across new types of systems and applications. The flexible, highly extensible ZenPack model allows the ZSD platform to extend discovery, performance and availability monitoring to new technologies quickly. In addition to the Nutanix ZenPack, Zenoss boasts a catalog of more than 400 ZenPacks covering physical systems, containers, cloud deployments and applications.
Additional information and documentation for the Nutanix ZenPack can be found in the Zenoss ZenPack Catalog.
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