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Resource Allocation Study: 148,000 real-world VMs under a microscope

Here at ControlUp we periodically perform big data research on usage metrics in the wild. Our product lets systems administrators compare their IT metrics to the “community”, which is the aggregate of IT systems in organizations being managed by ControlUp. With the permission of our customers, we provide industry benchmarks on a variety of metrics, such as logon duration, application…

New Single Metric Trigger: Precise Alerts and Notifications In ControlUp

Controlup offers real-time monitoring, troubleshooting and analytics for your IT infrastructure. We realize our users are busy and are probably not spending all day staring at the screen just waiting for issues to pop up so they could quickly troubleshoot them.

This is why, from the very beginning, ControlUp included an incident trigger mechanism which allowed admins to get fine grained…

Cloud Discovery and the nuts & bolts of Citrix Cloud and Horizon Cloud

VDI workstation virtualization is a common approach for corporate desktop and application access, and it allows IT to centralize information in the corporate datacenter.  These approaches allow for some key business benefits, with the biggest being mobility. Users can work from anywhere and at anytime, allowing for a great amount of flexibility of work teams.  There are of course many…

Turbocharge Your Troubleshooting with the ControlUp Virtual Expert

One of the places where ControlUp shines is troubleshooting. From its first version our signature sortable grids allowed sysadmins to quickly drill down and zoom in on the root cause of performance issues and rapidly fix those issues from the console.

The ControlUp traffic light color coding system naturally lead sysadmins and encouraged them to “follow the red path” to troubleshooting…

How To Manage and Monitor Nutanix AHV With ControlUp

ControlUp has always prided itself in being an agnostic and universal system, allowing IT admins to manage and monitor their various workloads and IT Infrastructure elements, regardless of their manufacturer – making room for Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and now – Nutanix. So alongside your VMware vCenter, XenServer and Hyper-V, you can now also see and manage your Nutanix AHV clusters…

Introducing ControlUp 7.2: Virtual Expert Enhancements, Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor Management, Rapid IT Assessment, and a Killer Resource Optimization Report!

If you’ve used ControlUp, you know its power to help monitor, troubleshoot and analyze your IT infrastructure. We just raised the bar again with ControlUp 7.2.

We will publish more details in the coming weeks, but here are some highlights of this release.

Virtual Expert Auto-Generated Views for Root Cause Analysis

Modern IT environment is a patchwork of virtual and physical systems…

VDI Know How 101

It can be confusing to consider the many options available for application and workstation virtualization.  VDI is yet another common virtualization technology option that would be important to take a close look at if your enterprise has any need for desktop virtualization.  If you were an early adopter of VDI then you may have quickly learned that this option doesn’t…

Adding more NetScaler metrics to the mix with SBAs

As a great fan of the E2EVC events, I was given an early preview of all the cool new features in ControlUp Real-Time Console v7.1. And for those that know me and the work I’ve been doing these last couple of years it will be no surprise that I was thrilled to see the NetScaler monitoring option now integrated in…

Right sizing your virtual datacenter workloads has never been easier

We are happy to announce the addition of our new Sizing Recommendation Report, the second member of our Virtual Expert™ line of reports.

ControlUp Top Insights Dashboard was our first Virtual Expert report, which beyond summarizing usage over the last 24 hours, also delivers valuable insights about different moving parts within the monitored environment. I like to think of Top Insights…

Why I Joined ControlUp

The technology business is all about change. In my lifetime I have seen enormous change as a result of technology. My two teenage children were shocked to learn that when I was in elementary school televisions had small screens and tubes, and many people had only 3 channels and no remote. There were no VCR’s yet, and certainly no one…

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