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Turbonomic: Helping Organizations Make Hybrid Cloud a Reality

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

There are few, if any, organizations that are not moving to the cloud in some way. But as they do, they must grapple with the need to manage a mixed environment that spans their on-premises, legacy infrastructure with one or more public clouds. Moreover, as they move toward workload-centricity, they find that resource optimization becomes more complex and harder to manage.

The industry veterans who founded Turbonomic realized that traditional management platforms were failing in the hybrid cloud world because they focused on either the monitoring of the environment (or ‘viewing’ in Turbonomic parlance) or the management of the environment (what it calls ‘doing’), but not both. As the dynamic nature of cloud came to coexist with legacy environments, this ‘view/do’ separation became untenable.

The company designed its hybrid cloud management platform to overcome these challenges and offer enterprise organizations a single, integrated monitoring and management platform for the modern technology stack. Its solution exclusively uses APIs to rapidly and dynamically characterize the relationship between workloads and their underlying architecture, both on-premises and in the cloud.

While visibility is the first step in managing a hybrid cloud environment, it is Turbonomic’s ability to automate management (the ‘do’ part) that makes this a potential game changer. Using what it calls ‘market-driven’ algorithms that assess workloads based on utilization and performance, the company’s solution can suggest and fully automate actions, such as the reallocation of workloads, to sustain and improve performance anywhere within the organization’s environment.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).