Overview:

Intigua delivers a management platform for the cloud that simplifies the operation of critical monitoring and management technologies such as IBM Tivoli, Splunk, HP-OM/SA, Microsoft SCCM/SCOM, VMware Hyperic, BMC BladeLogic, CA-SA, Symantec NetBackup, EMC Networker, Chef and Puppet.

These technologies — essential for delivering uptime, performance and security for production applications — are still based on an operational model that was never intended for the massive scale and dynamic nature of the cloud.

This model requires management software to be physically installed and tightly-coupled to each server end-point, significantly limiting agility and increasing operational overhead. It was originally designed in the 1990s for physical datacenters, where servers changed relatively infrequently and there were far fewer servers to manage.

By virtualizing the management layer – just as servers, storage and networks have been virtualized – Intigua de-couples management software from the underlying infrastructure and reduces complexity through abstraction and policy-based automation, providing the speed and agility required for enterprise management in the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and delivering IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS).

 



One of the key benefits of virtualizing the management layer is that it eliminates the need to physically install management software agents on all servers. Instead, agents are encapsulated in a virtual container image — similar to a VMDK — that can simply be copied to servers as a single self-contained file.

These “zero install” virtual agents deliver the exact same functionality as their physical counterparts but don’t make changes to servers on which they’re running (files, directories, registry, etc.), plus they eliminate installation-related reboots. This significantly streamlines VM provisioning as well as ongoing change management such as deploying new agents or updating existing agents across your infrastructure.

All operations can be driven from Intigua’s REST API, enabling integration with cloud orchestration platforms such as VMware vCloud Director, DevOps tools such as Chef and Puppet , and workflow automation solutions such as HP-OO – and transforming static management applications into dynamic, policy-based services.

Intigua also helps ensure uptime, performance and security by “sandboxing” agents to prevent outages due to misbehaving agents; by ensuring that critical agents are running properly at all times; and by automating manual processes, reducing the potential for human error.

And IT organizations can now monitor and control all of their management applications from a single console and REST API in real-time, across physical, virtual and hybrid cloud infrastructures.

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