Pointivity Cloud

Pointivity’s Cloud Platform is the on-ramp to the Cloud for customers. We have perfected the best practices for implementing simple-to-sophisticated IT infrastructure migrations to our cloud with the lowest possible risk. Our one-size-fits-one approach ensures successful business-wide outcomes to improve the delivery of IT services while reducing capital expenditure. 

The Pointivity CloudSmart Platform

Microsoft Cloud

Infrastructure Provisioning

Enable enterprise-class multitenant infrastructure for private environment

Infrastructure Monitoring

Infrastructure Monitoring

Comprehensive monitoring of physical, virtual & cloud infrastructure 

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Application Performance Monitoring

Deep insight into application health

Continuous Cycle

Automation and Self-Service

Enable application owner agility with IT retaining control 

Gears

IT Service Management

Flexible service delivery

Azure Cloud Services

Leverage Azure Public Cloud Services

Azure cloud services in your datacenter

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Enterprise-class

  • Best-of-breed management for Server and Application workloads
  • Multitenant virtual networking, including edge gateway provisioning to bridge physical and virtual networks
  • Support for VM connectivity into virtual Fibre Channel SAN 
  • Multi-hypervisor support, including Hyper-V, VMware, and Citrix
  • Unified monitoring for on-premises and Azure infrastructure 

Gears

Simple and cost-effective

  • In-box service templates and runbooks for System Center components
  • Standards-based top-of-rack network switch configuration
  • Server file-based storage and Storage Spaces support
  • Extensible service management automation and integration
  • Workload protection & recovery across datacenters with Windows Azure
  • Hyper-V Recovery Manager

Connection

Application focused

  • Easy VM portability and management between Windows Server and Windows Azure
  • Deep .NET and Java application monitoring and diagnostics
  • Standardized app provisioning with service templates
  • Integrated dev-ops with System Center-Visual Studio connector
  • Cloud-integrated app and workload insight with Global Service Monitor and System Center Advisor
  • Management Packs with extensive built-in knowledge for Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint

Infrastructure provisioning

Enterprise-class multi-tenant infrastructure for hybrid environments

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Effectively manage virtual environments at-scale

Supports Windows Server scale & performance:

  • Dynamic VHDX resize
  • Dynamic Memory support for Linux
  • Snapshot running VM
  • Fibre-channel SAN connectivity

Gear

Reduce infrastructure complexity

  • Manage Windows Server file storage & Storage Spaces
  • Automated Hyper-V cluster upgrades with VMM
  • Service templates & runbooks for System Center components
  • Enable protection & recovery across datacenters

Batch Delivery

Deliver efficient infrastructure servicesacross customer base

  • Multi-hypervisor clouds
  • Manage virtual networks
  • Automated standards-based TOR switch configuration
  • Multi-tenant edge gateway provisioning
  • Service management automation

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Single tool for on-premises and cloud provisioning

  • Migrate workloads to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows AzureIntegration Pack

Infrastructure Monitoring

Comprehensive monitoring of physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure

Monitor diverse environments

  • Cross platform monitoring:
  • Windows Server
  • RHEL/SUSE Linux
  • Oracle Solaris
  • HP-UX & IBM AIX
  • Cross-platform configuration:
  • Windows Server
  • Linux/UNIX

Assure physical, virtual,
and cloud infrastructure health

  • VMM-Operations Manager connector
  • VMware vSphere health with VEEAM Management Pack
  • Network topology discovery
  • System Center Management Pack for Windows Azure
  • AWS Management Pack

Ensure reliable workload configurations

Best practice configuration for Windows Server 2012 with System Center Advisor connector

Automation and self-service

Application agility while IT retains control

Empower app owners while retaining control  

  • Standardized application provisioning with 
  • service templates 
  • (e.g., SharePoint farms)
  • Scalable multi-VM tenant services with Windows Azure-consistent user experience (e.g. SQL cluster) 
  • Self-service app  provisioning, incl. multitenant environments

Common management tools for on-premises and cloud 

Unified view across clouds with App Controller

Extend datacenter capacity with common VM templates & VHD images: 

  • VHDs for first party workloads like SharePoint
  • VHDs for Windows Server & Linux

Unified management views & artifacts b/w Windows Server & Azure

Dynamically expand capacity to support app SLA

  • Robust automation workflows with Orchestrator and PowerShell
  • Windows Azure Integration Pack for automated compute & storage deployment
  • SharePoint Integration Pack 

Application performance monitoring

Deep insight into application health

Assure LOB application SLA

  • .Net and Java monitoring, including line-of-code
  • level traceability
  • Integrated transaction monitoring with BlueStripe

Enable rapid
application lifecycle

  • Faster issue tracking and remediation with System Center-Visual Studio connector
  • Efficient app debugging with Microsoft Monitoring Agent

Assure great end-user experiences & Microsoft workload health

  • Outside-in monitoring with Global Service Monitor
  • Best practice configurations for MS workloads with System Center Advisor connector
  • Management Packs for Microsoft workloads and third party ISV apps

IT Service Management

Flexible service delivery

Enable easy publishing & consumption of IT services

  • Service catalog, including support for SharePoint 2013
  • Cloud Service Process Pack (CSPP)
  • Flexible service offerings and service request templates

 

Integrate people, process and knowledge 

  • Automated workflows for incident, problem, change & release management
  • Configuration management database (CMDB)

Efficient resource utilization & SLA tracking 

  • VM-level metering and 
  • price sheets
  • SLA reporting data warehouse
  • Integration with Cloud Cruiser cost analytics solution for chargeback