Amazon EC2 specific monitoring capabilities are included in up.time, along with single view monitoring of cloud, virtual and physical resources.
Analytics Slideshow Calculating Cloud ROI
(click image for larger view and for full slideshow)
up.time has Amazon EC2 specific monitoring capabilities built-in, as well as the ability to remotely monitor cloud providers including Rackspace, Terremark and GoGrid. "For companies with infrastructure and using cloud resources, we have an Amazon EC2 Amazon Machine Image of our management console program," said Bewley."
In terms of competition, according to Bewley, the established players in this market, which he called "the Big Four" -- HP, CA/Nimsoft, EMC and IBM Tivoli -- are enterprise oriented tools. "Many companies that have been using Open Source tools, and are looking for more reporting, and go with up.time.
"One of our key strengths which resounds well with our SMB base is that we're very easy to use and deploy," said Bewley. "A company can be up in 15 minutes, and we can do an 800-server deployment in three days." Another example of a likely customer scenario, said Bewley, "could be a company with 25 to 50 servers, and probably one IT person. Then someone in the company starts using some Amazon EC2 instances to deploy an application but didn't think about monitoring."
Most up.time customers "expose up.time to their business users, who tend to use services like Salesforce.com," noted Bewley. "This lets them know when a
Other uses for up.time, according to the company, include triggering automated actions to respond to changing workloads, to keep up with capacity demands. Also, according to the company, up.time can be used to determine and prioritize what to migrate to the cloud, based on performance metrics.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 7, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program!