How Vityl Helps Performance Analysts

    December 21, 2016

    By Jeff Schultz

    IT issues can spell disaster for an enterprise. Performance analysts can use the Vityl suite to keep crashes, slowdowns, and other IT disasters far from their doorstep.

    Performance analysts regularly service IT systems to alleviate poor response times and outages. The demands on these IT professionals tend to scale upward as systems become virtualized and cloud-based; this mixture of on-premises and off-premises environments introduces more complexity, and therefore, more demand for professional assistance. Too often the primary task of the Performance Analyst becomes firefighting every small issue that arises from the company’s day-to-day IT operations.

    The Vityl Suite from TeamQuest provides an array of resources to help performance analysts focus their attention where it is needed most and keep their systems running with minimal oversight. Using a complex series of algorithms, Vityl Adviser automatically analyzes data to identify which systems are experiencing issues, the root causes of those issues, and what potential next steps could be followed to resolve them.

    Real-Time Data

    Vityl Adviser takes thousands of data points, analyzes and interprets them with a unique set of proprietary algorithms, and reduces them to a single, prioritized health indicator. These indicators allow Performance Analysts to quickly overview how efficiently and safely their system is operating. If there are performance issues to deal with, the dashboard will clearly highlight them in red.

    The dashboard provides a bevy of tools with which to monitor your systems’ health. The “Top 20 Unhealthy Systems” display shows a list of systems that have performance issues, are at risk of having problems in the future, or are simply running inefficiently; meanwhile, the System Health feature shows the past 30 days of each system’s health history.

    Digging a bit deeper, the dashboard offers an intuitive display of each subsystem’s performance, making it easy for Performance Analysts to identify whether or not there is a CPU issue. This also shows which services would be impacted by if a given system were to experience issues, streamlining communication between performance analysts and service managers.

    Adviser also makes detailed reports available to not only identify where problems are arising, but also to identify the root cause of those problems. These data-collectors deliver process-level details historically and in real-time, from every few minutes to every second.

    Preparing for the Future

    Vityl Adviser also provides you with a number of predictive tools that help performance analysts prepare for problems that may arise in the future. The “At-Risk Systems” tab on the dashboard charts 180 days into the future to predict where there will be resource problems, as well as how many days are left until the issue needs to be resolved. Equipped with a thorough understanding of where and when service failures might occur, IT professionals have plenty of time to plan how they’ll take the right measures at the right moment.

    Networks can run into a broad array of issues brought on by sudden, unforeseen changes, and those issues can be costly — a recent study from Emerson and Ponemon Institute revealed that companies lose an average of $8,851 a minute during unplanned outages. With Vityl Adviser, Performance Analysts can plan for the worst by testing different “what-if” scenarios, allowing them to determine, justify, communicate, and deliver the best course of action for avoiding impending problems.

    The Benefits of Vityl Adviser

    With IT demands spiraling out of control and budgets failing to keep up, Vityl Adviser puts performance analysts in the driver’s seat to identify and solve issues before they cause costly outages — all while avoiding wasteful overprovisioning. These solutions result in increased availability, fewer outages, and improved stability. They also shift the focus of IT professionals from menial firefighting to proactive planning and innovation.