Intigua Makes an Intriguing Bid to Extend Virtualization to Systems Management
Analyst: Rachel Chalmers, Research VP – Infrastructure Management
We’ve all known for, basically, ever that agent-based systems management is broken. Agents don’t scale, they’re not agile and they add greatly to the complexity of modern IT environments without delivering concomitant ROI. If you’re managing a thousand machines, you might have to manage tens of thousands of agents – and that’s not a good thing. Intigua applies the principles of server and application virtualization to the systems management layer, providing an automated and logical way to manage physical, virtual and cloud environments.
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.
Rachel Chalmers runs the Infrastructure Computing for the Enterprise (ICE) practice for 451 Research and oversees all research on enterprise infrastructure software, from hypervisors, operating systems and file systems through provisioning and automation layers to application development, performance monitoring and lifecycle management. She is also a contributor to the CloudScape practice and a frequent and sought-after speaker on virtualization and cloud topics.