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Splunk App For VMware 3.0

Real-time operational intelligence company Splunk has announced its latest version of Splunk App for VMware as it seeks to help provide "accelerated operational visibility" into virtualized application environments.

This tool can be used for proactive application monitoring. Developers may be interested in its “operational analytics" abilities that will correlate VMware data with all other technology tiers beyond virtualization, including applications, operating systems, and elements of hardware infrastructure such as servers, storage, and network devices.

"More than 25 out-of-the-box reports shine a light on the entire virtual infrastructure and enable [users] to quickly resolve issues and get deeper analytics about the health, security, and capacity of their [application] environments," said Leena Joshi, senior director of solutions marketing, Splunk.

This is essentially a tool to provide a centralized view of key performance indicators across the entire datacenter, not just the virtualization layer. This "insight" (or information, if you prefer) potentially helps software application development teams with resource planning — it also aids change tracking, helps control costs, and eliminate vulnerabilities.

"As virtualization evolves to support mission-critical applications and workloads, so does the need for improved infrastructure monitoring and analytics," said Bernd Harzog, analyst, The Virtualization Practice.

The latest version of the app comes with auto-load-balanced configuration. It also bids to provide real-time granular visibility into VMware environments across hosts, virtual machines, and virtual centers based on predefined thresholds and pre-packaged log analyses.

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