SIOS Boosts Performance Root Cause Analysis in its Latest Release

By CIOReview | Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: SIOS announces the updated version of its machine learning analytics solutions, SIOS iQ with a new feature that delivers better accuracy and precision in performance root cause analysis and search functionalities for VMware environments.  It improves usability by enhancing dashboard environments and a graphical topological impact view enabling faster identification and resolution of issues.

SIOS iQ is an analytic platform that applies advanced machine learning analytics including Big Data approach to broad data sets, including application and infrastructure data from third party tools and frameworks.

SIOS iQ features are released on an ongoing basis. New releases include Version 3.3 and Version 3.4.

Highlights of SIOS iQ 3.3 include: the best practices analysis feature enables SIOS iQ to provide insights on performance, efficiency, reliability, and capacity utilization immediately after implementation, accelerating its automated process of learning and characterizing behavior of interrelated objects in the infrastructure; enables VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 (vROps) to display high availability cluster health, host-based caching configuration recommendations, undersized VMs, idle resources including snapshot and VM sprawl through its Environment Health map and issue display, making it easier to stop and fix performance issues. vROps users can now gain precise identification of performance issues, such as “noisy neighbors”, hardware degradation, and slow application performance with specific recommendations for remediation; identification of additional root causes of performance issues, including network anomalies newly provisioned VM(s), Live Migration of VMs, and under-sized VMs.

SIOS iQ 3.4 features include: a graphical topology view, a visual map of the VMware infrastructure showing interrelated objects (VMs, network, storage, and applications) and their relationships, highlighting current status and anomalous behavior. Drill down screens that enable IT staff to have insights of the root causes of performance issues and recommendations for improvement; IT staff will be able to augment SIOS iQ's understanding of both normal and anomalous infrastructure behavior by adding extra parameters for increased precision and accuracy; offer a SIOS PERC Dashboard reliability indicator, showing the number of host failures that a cluster has sustained over time and indicating when there are not enough hosts to sustain future failures. This ensures users that their VMware infrastructure is protected in the event of host failures.

“By putting all key information about an organization’s infrastructure at their fingertips, SIOS iQ enables IT managers to ensure their applications are operating efficiently, that issues are identified and resolved quickly, and that VMware resources are not being wasted,” said Jerry Melnick, president and CEO, SIOS Technology. “These newest enhancements further simplify the understanding of IT operations and help resolve issues in dynamic virtual environments.”

SIOS iQ 3.3 is generally available now and SIOS iQ 3.4 will be available by the end of the year.