CloudPhysics has constructed the IT industry’s largest and most comprehensive data lake. A data lake, a large repository of unstructured data, provides users and developers the ability to restructure data and queries to meet the needs of the application. This data consists of raw performance, configuration, and metadata extracted at their most granular time intervals from millions of data center components around the world in thousands of data centers. The data we collect is unequaled in its breadth, granularity, and permanence.
Both Intel and CloudPhysics share the exciting vision of a broad ecosystem of developers utilizing the CloudPhysics global IT data lake for building the next generation of critical applications to design, plan, operate, risk-mitigate and optimize data centers. Intel plays a unique role in our industry, serving as an authentic source for the storage professional while it drives the industry forward with new products and standards. The partnership with CloudPhysics enhances and extends the resources that developers can call upon to benefit from the new world of software-defined data centers.
Industry data lakes are increasingly commonplace such as IMS in the healthcare industry and GE’s aviation safety platform. Whereas these data lakes are facilitated by the IT industry, the IT industry itself, until now, has lacked its own data lake to aggregate and address issues in a data-driven manner. As a result, IT decisions often missed opportunities to raise performance, optimize storage and utilization, proactively address problems, and implement best practices. The value of an IT data lake lies in the ability it offers to make observations and assumptions based on data collected across industries, platforms, and technologies. These observations and data points allow us to see the IT industry at a level no single organization can offer.
The CloudPhysics platform is designed to allow developers, channel partners, product vendors, and service providers to work together and deliver enhanced benefits to enterprise end users. They can now communicate and collaborate with accuracy and same-page reliability, thanks to visible, unbiased data extracted from data centers around the globe. These capabilities result in faster, smarter, and better-informed business and IT decisions.
For the first time now, developers can focus on solving problems plaguing the $100B+ IT industry without worrying about building single-purpose data collection, metric storage, access control and other costly systems that are huge entry barriers.
The CloudPhysics platform is particularly relevant in an IT environment of accelerating change, in which IT decisions can have a greater impact than ever before. On-premise IT has become “private cloud,” which is now compared with the “public cloud” offerings of major service providers. Traditional databases are subsumed by big data as servers and arrays merge through hyper-convergence. There are huge opportunities to bring to market analytical and automation solutions to industry challenges, using the support of CloudPhysics and Intel and our extensive go-to-market network of partners.
The CloudPhysics SaaS platform was purpose-built for extension, including a “store” where new apps from developers can be marketed, activated and supported. The CloudPhysics data lake embodies meaningful metrics of configuration and performance at all levels of the data center, including utilization metrics across time for VMs, hosts, clusters, storage, and network. It comprises CPU, memory, storage, bandwidth, and cache behaviors at seconds-level granularity, while keeping the highest resolution for the long term.
Both Intel and CloudPhysics are committed to providing data-driven insights for smarter IT by pulling in developers to use the global IT data lake platform for building the next generation “killer” data center apps. This is an exciting time for us at CloudPhysics, for Intel—and for our industry as a whole.