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Uila Simplifies Hybrid Cloud Migration With An Application-Centric Solution

The journey to the hybrid cloud for any organization can be a challenge. There’s a lot of complexity, a lot of moving parts and important business and technology considerations that must be taken into account. When you speak with IT pros who have gone through the process or are currently planning for a hybrid cloud migration, you’ll quickly notice that there are a lot of hard questions and a lot of confusion around which applications need to be moved, how they should be sized and how they will perform in their new cloud environment.

During our recent RoadCast trip to Silicon Valley, we spoke with Chia-Chee Kuan, CEO of Uila, which offers an enterprise level application-centric infrastructure monitoring and analytics solution for hybrid cloud environments to get his take on how organizations can successfully plan for such a move. Uila has been assisting their customers with migrating to private and hybrid cloud environments and have come up with a simple 1-2-3 process on how to approach it, according to Kuan.

The first step Kuan describes in the video is to obtain a solid understanding of your current data center environment. You can’t really plan for a migration without first documenting your current services, applications and application dependencies. As Kuan points out, a single service might require 47 different application servers, so having that understanding of how your current environment delivers services is critical before moving to the planning phase.

The planning process involves identifying all of the interconnection dependencies, the firewall intricacies of all 47 application servers, as well as the resources consumed, Kuan tell us. Once the application migration to the public cloud is complete, step three is monitoring both the public and on-premises environments as a single entity, preferably through a simple, single-pane of glass solution.

And Uila offers a solution that helps organizations through this three step process, which is often complex, tedious and extremely time consuming, especially in very large environments or data centers that are grown over many years.

Kuan says that Uila examines the network and traffic to perform a discovery of the on-prem environment to help organizations see the interconnections between application and application server, whether they are virtual servers, physical servers or even internet services that you might rely on. Most organizations don’t have these interconnections and interdependencies documented and that’s where Uila can help with its automatic discovery tool that takes just a few simple clicks.

Uila is also helpful following the cloud migration in analyzing performance, capacity and more. Kuan says that monitoring the end results of how the public cloud environment is doing is critical. It involves monitoring and analyzing the end user experience, application server response time and ultimately the business objective – and doing so as a single entity.

Organizations going through a cloud migration can take advantage or Uila’s free trial, which includes a detailed data center assessment of all of the dependencies that you need to take into consideration before a migration. This free trial includes full stack visibility from application all the way down to your infrastructure, so any possible bottlenecks can be identified. Learn more about Uila’s free software trial at uila.com/products/free-trial.

Troubleshooting VDI Performance With Uila

In a separate video we spoke with Kuan about the performance complexities in VDI and what Uila does to help resolve them. VDI is one of the most challenging environments when it comes to troubleshooting response times and end user experience. Uila applies its application-centric view to monitor and troubleshoot for the different issues that VDI is known, helping organizations quickly and effectively identify potential issues. Watch the video to learn more about how Uila approaches VDI environments and visit uila.com to learn more.