Calor Gas Selects Goliath Technologies to Monitor Performance of Their VMware Environment

Virtual Servers and Supporting Physical Infrastructure in One Console Cited as Key in Decision

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Monitoring All Layers of The Virtual Stack

One of the key differences was that MonitorIT could also monitor the remainder of our infrastructure. -Ian Harris, Calor Gas

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 13, 2013

Calor Gas, the leading provider of liquefied petroleum gas for homes, businesses, and the automotive industry selected Goliath Technologies performance monitoring, analysis and reporting solution for their VMware environment after an extensive evaluation of the available technologies.

“We were looking for a performance monitoring, analysis and reporting solution for our VMware vSphere environment. Our evaluation included comparing products from Goliath Technologies and a leading competitor," said Ian Harris, Senior Network Analyst at Calor Gas. "We were surprised at how closely the products compared overall, when monitoring the VMware host and virtual machines. One of the key differences was that MonitorIT could also monitor the remainder of our infrastructure. This is an area that could not be fulfilled by the other product at present. At the end of the day, the virtual server environment relies on the physical infrastructure and that must be monitored as well.”

Goliath Technologies provides one of the only comprehensive virtual infrastructure monitoring solutions in the market today. The technology offers a system administrator the capability of monitoring the host, virtual machines, OS and applications from a single console. This single product also monitors physical servers, network elements, databases and desktops. This complete visibility significantly improves the process of determining root cause and remediation of any performance issue in the virtual environment or surrounding infrastructure.

“It is fairly clear that we are moving into the next phase of virtual server adoption in data centers based on the presence of a familiar trend. Whether it was Mainframes to Unix or Unix to Windows, large scale movement of business critical applications take place years after the new server platform has been adopted," said Thomas Charlton, Chairman and CEO of Goliath Technologies. He continued, "As applications are being migrated to virtual servers en-masse there is a need for enterprise monitoring solutions that provide visibility into all layers of the virtual stack. Legacy products don’t work well in virtual environments and new monitoring technologies, designed for the virtual environment, only utilize the hypervisor API which doesn’t provide a lens into the applications running on the virtual machines, guest OS or hardware. An administrator either has to force fit a legacy product or deploy a virtual only solution and contend with blind spots where the application, OS and host are concerned. Goliath Technologies solves this problem with an enterprise class performance monitoring technology that was designed to provide performance metrics on the hardware, host hypervisor, guest OS and applications in a single console.”

About Goliath Technologies
Goliath Technologies is focused on systems management software for IT organizations that address the evolving challenges of managing physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. These hybrid environments require solutions that are scalable, cost effective and easy to use. Many legacy technologies are difficult to deploy and expensive to maintain and, as a result, are not well suited for this new paradigm. Inexpensive or free technologies, though easy to deploy and use, lack enterprise functionality and scalability. Both are slow to add features that are required to support physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. At Goliath, we provide products that fill this gap with the right combination of scalability and functionality at a reasonable cost that embrace the complexities of virtualization and cloud computing. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our software is used by customers worldwide including ADP, ING Direct, MindShift, Thompson Reuters and Shell. Learn more today at http://www.goliathtechnologies.com

About Calor Gas
For over 75 years, Calor Gas has been the leading provider of butane and propane in the UK. Calor currently services over 4 million customers, supplying liquefied petroleum gas to power homes, businesses, and the automotive industry. http://www.calor.co.uk


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