This is the second year for creative and forward-looking Intigua. These folks have taken a unique approach to virtualizing the management layer in the virtualized environment or, the software data center. What we found interesting is that this Innovator has significantly evolved its original approach. Initially, the agenda was centralizing all of the agents that were involved in managing the virtual servers. The logic behind that was that agents on a single VM can collide, causing anything from performance hits to outright failure. More important, multiple agents on individual VMs take up valuable resources, impairing the operation of the VM even in the best case.
At Amazon re:Invent 2013 Tim Fessenden, VP of Sales & Marketing, explains how Intigua enables the enterprise-grade cloud by providing governance & control without sacrificing agility.
Intigua is highlighted as one of the hot new products on display at Amazon re:Invent 2013 by CIO Magazine.
Automation platform provider Intigua will demonstrate new features added to version 2 of its platform [at VMworld 2013], including centralized, policy-based provisioning, configuration, and ongoing management of the entire management stack. Intigua designed its version 2.0 to replace manual processes with centralized automation, the company said. This approach enables businesses to deliver VMs configured with all management technologies essential for to meet service level agreements (SLAs), security, and compliance needs. The solution also provides a new API-driven abstraction layer that allows it to be driven by cloud management platforms, including VMware vCAC, OpenStack and ServiceMesh. The updated solution also supports integration with existing environments, including private, public, and hybrid clouds; Linux and Windows servers; and enterprise directories.
CIOs are asking their IT teams to build private clouds that reflect the simplicity and agility that Amazon Web Services delivers in its public cloud services, including such core capabilities as self-service catalogs, on-demand provisioning and chargeback … In a software-defined data center (SDDC), virtualization and abstraction extend beyond servers to other parts of the IT environment, including networking, storage and IT operations management. When combined with new APIs to control each of these layers, system administrators can automate infrastructure changes via programming for the first time — rather than via manual processes or standalone scripts. This makes the five-minute VM a reality, rather than an unfulfilled promise.
We highlight 13 [in 2013] of the area’s most promising start-ups generating buzz from customers, competitors and investors alike as they refine disruptive strategies, products and services …. In order to rapidly respond to changing business requirements, enterprises recognize they need to move to a “software defined everything” model. This requires adopting a building block approach in the way they provision private, public and hybrid clouds … By virtualizing the management layer, Intigua’s platform simplifies operation of critical monitoring, management and security applications in the cloud, such as Splunk, IBM, HP, Microsoft, VMware, BMC, EMC, Chef and Puppet.
Selected as one of “10 Virtualization Startups Getting Attention Right Now,” Intigua “uses virtual containers to speed provisioning and updating of agents” which enables “the software-defined data center (SDDC) and setting up organizations for IT-as-a-service (ITaaS)” and also “improves uptime, performance and security.”
Hason, Intigua’s CEO, has very specific ideas about what makes a successful start-up culture. He places a high value on hiring people who work hard and are mature. But the most interesting value is Hason’s emphasis on “keeping it real.”
Intigua “virtualizes the management layer” of enterprise infrastructure and assists in the transition of critical applications to cloud infrastructure and the management of their performance.
In the same way that VMware and other firms have reduced costs for customers — by enabling more efficient use of servers, storage and networking resources — Intigua aims to take the virtualization concept to the “management layer,” CEO and co-founder Shimon Hason said in an interview. “Management today is fragile, fragmented and manual,” Hason said. “It goes against all the principles of the cloud, where you want to do things in a self-service, automated way."
According to SC Magazine, a top publication covering IT security, Intigua is the “proverbial right thing in the right place at the right time” that “has a positive impact on performance, manageability and security in the virtual world” and an “innovative solution to a very real problem.”
Since my early involvement with virtualization (VMware founding partner in 2003), it isn’t often that an emerging technology looks like a real game changer. Many new products try to solve a problem that customers don’t have or the problem is not significant enough to motivate a change. Rarely do we see a new product address a problem for the first time or in a very different and compelling way.
Intigua’s software virtualizes and containerizes management agents, which improves management and security. ”I’ve never seen anything like this,” one judge said.
First solution to virtualize enterprise management tools and provide fully automated way to use them from centralized console — across cloud/virtual/physical environments — without performance impact or operational overhead of installed agents. - See more at: http://www.intigua.com/press/in-the-media/#sthash.J4nbiWKG.dpuf
Intigua has an appropriately sized war chest, a well-credentialed team and a provocative pitch. An enthusiastic recommendation from a tricky early customer certainly doesn’t hurt its case.
Managing tens of thousands of agents throughout their lifecycle – from installation through upgrades and ongoing troubleshooting – is a massive and costly operational drain. As companies implement cloud infrastructures, where VMs get spun up and down at furious speeds, it will be virtually impossible to manage business-critical applications using traditional agent-based solutions.
Newton, Mass-based Intigua Platforms has launched a new platform that virtualizes the management layer (not just VMs) and applies the concept of virtualization to management agents.
Imagine that all your agents across solutions could be managed, even orchestrated, from one console … There are many more potential benefits to virtualized agents including ensuring better compliance, more fully automated provisioning, and painless agent updating. - See more at: http://www.intigua.com/press/in-the-media/#sthash.J4nbiWKG.dpuf