B-hive is known for performance management for virtual-server networks. B-hive’s primary product,
Conductor, runs as an appliance, monitoring user connections and network traffic to and from virtual servers in order to
provide a detailed view of activity for both performance management and network mapping and optimization.
Another of the companies cropping up to provide management of virtual environments, B-hive , which was
formed in 2005, built its application as an appliance that can be inserted into a network to which virtual servers are
connected, monitoring both user activity and server loads. It discovers and identifies applications running on the VMs,
mapping each transaction and building a database describing volume, type and paths of network traffic. Using that data and
real-time performance monitoring, the tool matches real performance to service-level goals, shifting traffic to new servers,
rebooting underperforming VMs and provisioning new servers to accommodate changes in traffic.