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Virtualization Assessments

Virtualization Assessments

vHealth 360 - Virtualization AssessmentsWe believe that your virtual environment should be more than the sum of its parts. That’s why we developed VHEALTH 360.

Many companies offer "Health Checks", with most of them using the VMware Health Analyzer to provide that service. The VMware Health Analyzer is a great tool for assessing whether your environment meets VMware’s best practice recommendations, but your VMware environment is more than just software - it’s hardware, switching, storage, and management systems too.

VHEALTH 360 is a holistic approach to examining the health of your virtualized environment that includes:

Best Practices Assessment - We will use a variety of tools to examine how your environment does or does not conform to best practices.

Hardware Assessment - We will compare your hardware environment to other similar deployments to identify where changes in the design could result in higher consolidation ratios, better performance and ultimately a lower total cost of ownership.

Storage / Resource Assessment - Most storage assessments are a view of the capacity, scalability and performance of the storage behind a virtualized environment. What most administrators don’t realize is that often their storage and server resources are overcommitted at the VM level. Wouldn’t it be great to reduce your storage consumption and memory commitments by 10%, 20% or more instead of buying more disk and ram? VHEALTH 360 can give you visibility into your over commitments and make that possible.

Management Systems - A “healthy” virtualized environment doesn’t just run well - it’s also easy to manage and measure. VHEALTH 360 will show you how to manage the investment over time so that you can always get the most value out of your investment.

Practical Answers - A VHEALTH 360 assessment results in an easy to read report that will show you what you can do to maximize the value of your environment. Our recommendations are concise and will provide the cost justifications that you need to be able to explain the value of our recommendations to your business’s management team. Identify your environment’s strengths, weaknesses, performance enhancement opportunities and scalability with a VHEALTH 360 report.

Ongoing Assessment - VHEALTH 360 is not a “Health Check”… it is Health Management. Envision can integrate advanced monitoring capabilities into your environment that, over time, will provide us with the ability to measure trends in your environment. When coupled with regular VHEALTH assessments, you can realize added value by being able to identify limiters (such as your storage consumption rate and VM growth rate) well in advance. In these economic times, it is increasingly important to be able to budget for your environment's changing needs. VHEALTH 360 can greatly simplify that process.