We are in an industry characterized by change, and in 2010 we saw major shifts in IT Infrastructure Management. Enterprises and Service Providers were and continue to be under tremendous pressure to improve service, reduce costs and to consolidate IT management tools. Historically, IT management functions are divided into distinct silos, such as network, application, server, and storage management. This pressure to consolidate tools and to reduce costs plays strongly into one of SevOne’s key value propositions - our all-in-one solution saves money and makes it easier to identify and resolve IT performance problems before business is impacted.2010 Year in Review2010 was another fantastic growth year for SevOne. By itself, growth can be a good or bad thing. It’s good to grow if you can also get better at what you do and stay profitable, vs. growing at the expense of customer satisfaction and profitability. Prudent investments need to be made in every area of the business. Our biggest investment is in experienced people — we added 36 new employees in 2010, bringing a wide range of skills and experience to SevOne. For instance in development, Dan Kozlowski joined our dev team with 10 years experience upgrading complex systems on aircraft carriers. His skills and experience enabled him to quickly take a leadership role in the development of our telephony and java application monitoring. Ashish Samuel joined us from Lockheed Martin, where he was developing high-speed text recognition mail sorting systems for the US Post Office. Ashish was able to quickly jump in and develop the VM monitoring plug-in. Another important 2010 investment area was in six system engineers to work with our customers and prospects. Their hands-on industry experience helps us to better understand and respond to our customer’s challenges.
Trying to monitor a network without NetFlow is a lot like weighing a postman’s bag. That is to say, you can tell roughly how many letters and parcels are being sent, but you have no idea of how big they are, where they are going, or what they contain (especially during the Holiday season when it is bound to be bursting at the seams!). This is exactly the level of insight you get when using NetFlow to examine your network.
You might have read our comments in CIO Zone this month discussing the one true Christmas wish of every network manager we’ve ever encountered. Forget socks, banish all thoughts of a Mythbusters DVD box-set, because what the network manager in your life really wants is a network performance management system that gives them integrated monitoring, alerts, troubleshooting, and analysis.
SevOne is now part of the Data Centre Solution's video blog series on IT Management. In this first video posted below, EMEA Systems Engineering Manager for SevOne, Nicholas Reid talks about the importance of network performance management software.
Does your environment consist of devices that use more than SNMP for management? Do you have devices that require proprietary EMS systems to gain visibility into performance? Join SevOne CTO, Vess Bakalov,in this two part video series, as he discusses the evolution of management instrumentation beyond SNMP. Vess outlines the landscape of management instrumentation in today’s infrastructure devices. He also details the challenge of providing consistent performance management regardless of management instrumentation and how SevOne tackles those challenges.
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