DevOps benefits from data-driven private clouds

lso during our webinar, we explored how a data-driven cloud offers powerful solutions.

First, let’s define “data-driven cloud.”  A data-driven cloud is one that uses real-time, continuous analysis and measurement against totally customizable and configurable SLAs. An example is  Rackspace Private Cloud, which now includes the AppFormix cloud service optimization platform that delivers all of the game-changing benefits of a data-driven cloud.

With a data-driven cloud, operators have the ability to:

Know which parts of their infrastructure are healthy and which are not

AppFormix provides real-time monitoring of every aspect of the cloud stack, right down to the processor level. This includes visibility into every virtual and physical resource at your disposal. The user-friendly interface and customizable dashboard provide a comprehensive list of metrics based on industry best practices. SLAs are completely configurable.

Empower developers with visibility and control

AppFormix offers a dashboard that operators can share with developers via a self-service user experience. Developers then have access to process-level monitoring, with real-time and historical views of their resources and the ability to drill down to deeper and deeper levels of specificity about performance. Both operators and developers can create project-level reports with a click; the report content and the recipients are customizable, and data can be exported in any format. In addition, operators and developers have access to advanced alarming and notification capabilities and can establish static and dynamic thresholds based on their preferences.

Make well-informed capacity decisions

With AppFormix, operators know the true capacity levels of their infrastructure, any time and all the time. AppFormix also enables operators to model potential changes to see what impacts will be on capacity, availability and performance.

If this sounds great on a theoretical level, below are some “real-life” examples of what a DevOps-ready private cloud can do.

  1. Troubleshoot when a user is experiencing slowness;
  2. Real-time notification of events;
  3. Maximize infrastructure ROI using utilization reports;
  4. Determine if there is capacity for a new or expanding project;
  5. Improve availability with configurable policy for SLA.