Donald Rumsfeld, Defence Secretary in the George W Bush administration was famously ridiculed during a Defence Department briefing when he said, “We know there are known knowns: there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say we know there are things we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know."
According to Royce Murphy, CEO at Real Status, this is exactly how the majority of companies around the globe are managing their IT infrastructures, and what you don’t know can hurt you.
According to Royce many businesses, including many blue-chip companies, are not making informed business decisions about their IT systems. He explains, “Information Week reported a study in 2011 claiming that North American businesses alone lose $26 billion per year due to IT system downtime. If companies better understood how to set their IT operating priorities, which are still often based on first come – first served or whoever is shouting the loudest, this downtime could be greatly reduced.”
Although they have numerous sources of performance and security data, few CIOs can see and understand the complex inter-dependencies between applications and the various components of their IT infrastructure supporting them. As a result, decisions are made without understanding the business impact of problems or changes.
As a company focused on visualising IT and cloud computing infrastructure, Real Status’ 3D modelling software, Hyperglance, provides its customers with a new way of seeing through the growing complexity in computing environments, so they understand what is truly important. It maps the inter-dependencies between computing infrastructure and applications and enables better and faster decisions because users can see the business impact of problems and changes.
It complements existing IT management tools, such as those from VMware, by aggregating and visualising their data in real time. Hyperglance uses patent-pending 3D modelling and visualisation technology, so users can see dependencies and performance data at the same time for thousands of devices and application components across physical, virtual and cloud-based infrastructure.
Royce continued, “There are no unknowns with Hyperglance. It dynamically solves the problems of growing complexity from virtualisation and cloud computing. Users have an end-to-end model of their applications and infrastructure, and they can see their performance and security data on the model.
Knowing what business processes problems affect and then enabling the user to accelerate the time to fix the most important problems, reduces their greatest risks, and improves their capacity utilisation. That makes Hyperglance very powerful for organisations dependent on their IT systems.”
A short video demonstrating Hyperglance’s capabilities is available on the Real Status website: www.real-status.com.
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Real Status is an IT infrastructure modelling and data visualisation software company, and our flagship product is Hyperglance. Hyperglance automatically builds three dimensional models showing the dependencies between IT applications and infrastructure. It aggregates and visualises performance and security data from existing IT management tools on the model in real time.
Hyperglance enables CIOs, IT managers and their teams to see their management data and key dependencies in one place and at one time for thousands of connected devices. Their priorities and decisions are based on understanding the business impact of problems and proposed IT changes, which reduces risks, lowers costs, and improves capacity utilisation.
Real Status’ market is enterprises and managed service providers with virtualised and distributed computing environments. Real Status is based in Cambridge, UK and San Jose, California, USA. For more information visit www.real-status.com
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