Most business applications run in a mix of physical, virtual and cloud IT environments. Cloud environments are very dynamic by their nature. Cloud platforms dynamically allocate IT resources to applications, perform load balancing based on resource consumption levels as well as perform dynamic power management to cut down power costs. IT administrators need to ensure that sufficient server power is available to support these dynamic environments. However, this process can be time consuming and error prone if done manually.
ManageEngine Applications Manager enables IT administrators to automate the provisioning of cloud resources based on threshold breaches.
For example, Applications Manager can automatically start/stop/restart Amazon EC2 instances when the number of active sessions in a Tomcat server or Oracle application server exceeds the specified threshold.
With this automation capability, you can significantly improve operational efficiency by reducing manual intervention, as well as optimize resource utilization by reusing inactive cloud resources. Additionally, you can ensure your business-critical applications and services running in a cloud environment do not experience resource shortage at any stage. This capability becomes more valuable when you combine this with Applications Manager's out-of-the-box support for monitoring application servers, servers, databases, etc. spanning physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures.