Virtualization has become an integral part of every business, and it is estimated that more than 98 percent of companies use some form of virtualization today. Despite this ubiquitous presence of virtualization, there continues to be many challenges such as performance issues, backup and recovery, and capacity planning. To overcome these problems, and to help IT companies make the most of virtualization, CloudPhysics was started by a few entrepreneurs who had worked extensively in the virtualization industry.
The core mission of CloudPhysics is to use big data to predict potential troubles that could occur due to virtualization, and to provide preventive solutions for the same. These big data analytics offered by CloudPhysics typically run through the company's entire virtual infrastructure, so it can evaluate all aspects of virtualization such as configuration, storage and management. In fact, some core members of this company believe that storage infrastructure is the primary cause for most performance-related problems in the virtualization sphere, according to Ben Kepes of Forbes.com. To address these storage problems, CloudPhysics has come up with a new Storage Analytics functionality that will help IT teams to get a better understanding of storage capacity and its performance.
Other than this functionality, CloudPhysics offers another feature called Smart Alerts. As the name implies, this feature sends alerts for preemptive action based on the analytics done by the company's Big Data Analytics tools. To provide the right preemptive action, CloudPhysics' tools evaluate all the different objects present in a company's data center against center-established criteria such as duration and latency. Based on these analytics, it makes the right suggestions.
Due to these unique products, CloudPhysics has won many awards during the last few years, and it is likely to have strong growth in the future as well.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson