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During the first European Tech Field Day Extra (at VMworld EU in Barcelona) we have met again VMTurbo. The presentation was pretty similar to the one at the past Virtualization Field Day 3 in Palo Alto earlier in 2014 (see this post).

The core founding team started VMTurbo in 2009 (the initial company was called SMARTS but was soon acquired by EMC), realizing that the rapid growth of virtualization in the datacenter was redefining the management requirements for companies of all sizes. The VMTurbo platform first launched in August 2010 and since that time more than 10,000 users worldwide.

There where Shmuel Kliger (President and Founder, VMTurbo) and Alec Kemp (Director of Systems Engineering, VMTurbo).

During this session (mostly handled by VMTurbo President Shmuel Kliger) we have listen about the VMTurbo’s approach and how it can ensure that applications get the resources they need to operate reliably, while utilizing infrastructure and human resources in the most efficient way.

In this video, VMTurbo founder Shmuel Kliger explains the core problem that is pervasive in today’s data center environments. For people, like me, that have already attended at the #VFD3 was almost a re-cap of those contents (an maybe little too long, considering that in this case the sessions were shorten compared to a full Tech Field Day event), but it remain still a great introduction to how VMTurbo has built a solution to bring the data center to its true desired state.

There are a lot of interesting concepts and observation on how measure an environment and how try to move it to the desired state: it require a lot of effort and time to try to reach it (and cannot be done manually), but it will require more time and effort try to fix a non consistent state!

The desired state is not usually a static state, but will probably change continuously: for this reason is not possible use manual configuration or operations, but is needed a strong a powerful automation.

The interesting aspect is how this solution works: but using a concept of Marketplace of buyers and sellers:


There are some POD concepts to group different type of resources and understand also type of flow:

  • Level 0: intra-host
  • Level 1: intra-DPod
  • Level 2: cross-Dpod
  • Level 3: cross-cloud

All data are collected agentless using existing sources (like VMware vCenter Server) or specific tool and (as is possible notice in the previous picture) also the dockers are supported, not only the VMs (in both cases is possible monitoring the application inside them).

Further to the discussion about VMTurbo led by Shmuel, we were also able to deliver a great demo of our product. You can see the demo by Alec Kemp, Director of Systems Engineering at VMTurbo.

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Disclaimer: I’ve been invited to this event by Gestalt IT, but I’m not compensated for my time and I’m not obliged to blog. Furthermore, the content is not reviewed, approved or published by any other person than me.


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.