Monday, 10 August 2020 10:42

Australian cloud firm improves performance through use of analytics software

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Australian cloud company AUCloud has gained visibility and insight into the performance of its IT systems through the use of Virtual Wisdom from hybrid cloud optimisation platform for digital transformation, Virtana, it has been claimed.

Virtana said in a statement that AUCloud's IT infrastructure has seen a 30% savings in IT capacity and a 20% improvement in performance by using its deep IT monitoring tools.

The VirtualWisdom software is claimed to ensure performance and availability of mission-critical workloads through AI-powered monitoring analytics, and automation, across Australian data centres in Canberra and Sydney.

The company said AUCloud had adopted VirtualWisdom in the early stages of building its new data centres. AUCloud chief operating officer Brad Bastow said: "We wanted a product that was capable of doing multiple tasks. I know Virtana from a previous life and have had very good support from their services people. We first engaged with an overview of VirtualWisdom, then a deep dive, and finally a POC – which settled the argument.

"It was very different to what I was used to from back in my infrastructure days — the analytics, the dashboards themselves, and the capability of doing right-sizing — all now very impressive. Right now, by using VirtualWisdom to optimise our infrastructure, we are getting a 30% capacity savings and around a 20% improvement in performance."

AUCloud's head of Technology Stephen Sykes said: "We had it up and running and productive in a few days. I ran some of the analytics and it gave me recommendations, like how much memory and CPU we could lose on VMs, and we could choose if we wanted to do that or not. It offers right-sizing and optimisation suggestions out of the box."

Virtana chief technology officer John Gentry said: "Sophisticated IaaS providers want insights on how their infrastructure is performing. AUCloud is a forward-thinking organisation that worked with us to strategically find its hybrid cloud infrastructure solution that efficiently maps, plans, and validates optimisation.

"Today, they have detailed analysis, including real-time right-sizing and optimisation recommendations, all in a single interface. It is partnerships like this that continue to improve our ability to optimise the hybrid cloud-based infrastructure sector for cost, performance, and capacity."

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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