Pepperdata, a Cupertino, California-based big data Application Performance Management (APM) platform, as per recent press reports, entered into a partnership agreement with Cloudwick, a Newark, California-based enterprise big data, advanced analytics, cloud, and cybersecurity services and solutions provider, on a collaborative offering to aid enterprises planning the big data migration move to Amazon Web Services (AWS). As per reports, currently, Pepperdata provides Cloudwick with an on-premises performance baseline, workloads mapping to optimal static and on-demand instances, diagnosis of issues that arise during migration, and performance assessment after the big data move to ensure better performance and SLAs.
“The biggest challenge for enterprises migrating big data to the cloud is ensuring SLAs are maintained without having to devote resources to entirely re-engineer applications,” stated Ash Munshi, CEO, Pepperdata. “Cloudwick and Pepperdata ensure workloads are migrated successfully by analyzing and establishing a metrics-based performance baseline.”
For the AWS Migration Services offered by Cloudwick, Pepperdata is first installed on existing on-premises clusters of customers — which takes under 30 minutes for installation — which then automatically starts collecting over 350 real-time operational metrics from applications and infrastructure resources, which includes CPU, RAM, disk I/O, and network usage metrics on every job, task, user, host, workflow, and queue. These collected metrics are further brought into use to analyze performance and SLAs, accurately map workloads to appropriate AWS instances, and provide cost projections. On completion of the AWS migration, the same operational metrics from the cloud are collected and analyzed for performance assessment and successful migration validation.
Mark Schreiber, General Manager, Cloudwick, said, “Migrating to the cloud without looking at the performance data first is risky for organizations and if migration is not done right, the complaints from lines of business are unavoidable”. Continuing, Mark added, “Without Pepperdata’s metrics and analysis before and after the migration, there is no way to prove performance levels are maintained in the cloud.”