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Foglight Evolve Operate

Unlock hidden resources and reallocate computing power. Foglight Evolve Operate allows you to discover, monitor and redistribute existing computing power and resources to improve performance and avoid future costs. Automatically balance workloads across hosts and clusters, create and decommission VMs and remove waste with a few easy clicks. Make smarter buying decisions without underestimating or over-allocating.

Foglight Evolve Operate

Reclaim under-used resources

Understanding the capacity of your hybrid environment is critical to proper resource allocation and cost control. Foglight Evolve Operate gives you the information you need to plan your infrastructure while staying within budget. Historical trend analysis and change modeling let you know the impact of infrastructure changes before you make them, and accurately determine the IT resources you need now and in the future.

Key benefits

Optimize IT system performance without spending additional budget

Make better technology investment choices with your IT budget

Plan for future upgrades more confidently and avoid surprises


Optimize performance, maintain budget

Optimize performance, maintain budget

No IT environment is without its share of zombie VMs, excess storage or other under-utilized resources that can be reallocated, reclaimed or retired. But with Foglight Evolve Operate, automatically identifying and reclaiming such under-used resources is easy with its graphical dashboard. Having this information at your fingertips will ensure you can optimize the performance of IT systems immediately – before you spend a single cent on new hardware!
Optimize workloads before migration

Optimize workloads before migration

Even if you know which on-premises workloads you’re going to migrate to the cloud, optimizing them before the migration takes considerable investment in time and effort. But not with Foglight Evolve Operate. Use Consolidation Advisor to get intelligent recommendations on how to best deploy combined loads across existing servers. For some workloads, Foglight Evolve Operate allows you to optimize and migrate on the spot, taking the stress out of cloud migration, allowing you to migrate quickly and easily with confidence.
Budget more effectively

Budget more effectively

Sometimes it’s hard enough to know what IT resources you’ll need for the upcoming two quarters, much less the entire year. And that’s a real problem when it comes to requesting and allocating your budget. Foglight Evolve Operate simplifies this greatly by providing you with real-world, real-time data points and trends, presented in an easy-to-share graphic interface. This data ensures you’ll have a much clearer idea of what to budget for, resulting in more effective planning.
Avoid surprises after upgrades

Avoid surprises after upgrades

Updating your most business-critical applications shouldn’t have to be a worrisome, disruptive process. But we all know that in real life, updates and patches typically lead to some unwelcome surprises. With Foglight Evolve Operate, however, you can accurately predict the impact of future infrastructure changes before you make them. This makes planning for future upgrades and expansions more predictable, so you’ll avoid the risk of unexpected performance issues or downtime.


Performance optimization

Manage / monitor hybrid cloud and VM environments, diagnose problems and tune real-time performance.


Undo changes, balance workloads across hosts & clusters, or create / decommission VMs automatically.

Capacity planning

Calculate the remaining capacity and time for CPU, memory, storage and IOPs.

Resource utilization

Identify under-used resources, such as compute, storage and licensing, and reclaim those resources.

Virtual infrastructure capacity

Get deep insight into the availability and estimated time left for CPU, memory, storage and IOPs.


Forecast resource requirements for clusters, hosts and workloads — and predict capital expenditures.

Change modeling and automation

Add, move, or remove clusters, hosts and VMs before deployment, plus, see impact of future changes.

VMware and Hyper-V management

Optimize configuration, performance and utilization of storage, hypervisors and virtual machines.


Resource utilization
Cluster balancing
Capacity planning
VMware optimization
Resource utilization

Resource utilization

Calculate remaining capacity and time for CPU, memory, storage and IOPs


  • Windows Server (2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012R2, 2016)
  • Linux (Cent OS, RH Ent, Oracle, SUSE, Ubuntu)
  • Foglight Management Server
  • 4 vCPUs
  • 6 GB of memory
  • 120 GB of disk storage
  • VMware: VirtualCenter (VCMS) 2.5.x, vCenter Server and vSphere up to version 6.x, vCloud 5.5 and View 5.0 and higher, VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Microsoft Hyper-V: Windows Server 2008 R2 and higher
  • OpenStack: Havana (2013.2.x) and higher
  • KVM: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.x
  • Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.0 and higher
  • Citrix NetScaler 10.1 and higher
  • Foglight APM
  • Foglight for Active Directory
  • Foglight for Exchange and Office 365
  • Foglight for Databases
  • Foglight for database performance
  • Foglight for Storage Management
  • Foglight for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Foglight Hybrid Cloud Manager
  • Foglight Capacity Director
  • Microsoft Active Directory performance monitoring
  • Microsoft Exchange performance monitoring
  • Rapid Recovery performance monitoring
  • Veeam performance monitoring
  • Azure Monitor
  • AWS CloudWatch