Most business applications run in a mix of physical, virtual and cloud IT environments. Virtual environments are very dynamic by their nature. Virtualization solutions dynamically allocate IT resources to applications, perform load balancing based on resource utilization 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 virtual machines based on threshold breaches.
For example, Applications Manager can automatically start/stop/restart virtual machines in a VMware ESX/ESXi server farm 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 virtual resources. Additionally, you can ensure your business-critical applications and services running in a virtualized 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.