PlateSpin Recon is a sophisticated workload profiling, analysis and planning solution that provides new levels of intelligence, visual analysis and forecasting for optimizing the data center. With broad multiplatform support, PlateSpin Recon takes the guesswork out of complex server consolidation, disaster recovery, capacity planning and green data center initiatives.
Remote data collection
PlateSpin Recon remotely collects inventory and performance data with no need to physically touch data center servers. PlateSpin Recon features a run-once inventory collector, which gathers comprehensive server inventory data while performance data is collected regularly via standard OS instrumentation capabilities. You can also import utilization data directly from your existing monitoring tools.
Robust data collection, analysis and planning for all servers in the network puts PlateSpin Recon in a class all its own for large-scale data center consolidation projects. Data can be aggregated from geographically dispersed PlateSpin Recon data collectors for centralized data warehousing, analysis and planning, or to accommodate larger implementations.
The PlateSpin Recon Capacity Planning Module automatically analyzes the five critical dimensions of workload - CPU, disk, memory, network and time - across thou-sands of servers simultaneously, providing consolidation plans that maximize utilization while minimizing resource contention.
With PlateSpin Recon, you can automatically generate server consolidation plans based on detailed workload analysis to ensure the optimal fit between server workloads and virtual resources. You can also stagger multiple workloads evenly across virtual hosts and account for hourly peaks and valleys inherent in server utilization trends. The ability to use forecasted data ensures that plans are built to accommodate future growth.
PlateSpin Recon enables you to create multiple custom scenarios with user-defined target server specifications, including server templates or existing virtual machine servers, to create an optimal consolidation plan.
Rich data modeling
PlateSpin Recon helps you make better consolidation choices based on sophisticated analysis of resources, workloads and utilization trends. Tight integration with VMware vCenter provides greater visibility into your virtual infrastructure, improving data center management and operations.
Workload and utilization forecasting
Predict future workloads and resource utilization based on historical trends to better plan for server consolidation and infrastructure growth, and enable more proactive systems management. Forecasting data on CPU, disk, memory and usage trends is presented in easy-to-read charts, reports and plans.
PlateSpin Recon resource reclamation reports identify gaps between allocation and actual utilization. Minimizing these gaps maximizes the virtual resource capacity of the existing infrastructure, extending useful service life and postponing new hardware purchases.
Virtual machine performance analysis
PlateSpin Recon can help you improve the performance of your workloads by identifying hidden configuration errors in virtual machines.
Power and cooling analysis
Compare and contrast potential power and cooling cost savings and ROI derived from different consolidation scenarios. Custom fields allow power and cooling requirements for major hardware platforms to be inputted and maintained in a central database, enabling organizations to analyze and cost-justify green computing initiatives.