Organizations across industries suffer hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue and reduced productivity annually due to under performing or down networks. According to a 2014 Gartner study, the average cost of a down network can be up to $5,600 per minute, which extrapolates to well over $300K per hour. These down networks and their impact on the organization are risks that are simply not worth taking.
As a network administrator, you need to select the right Network Monitoring System (NMS) that can help you quickly resolve network issues and proactively monitor network performance. The NMS features must help you avert network disasters and resolve common network problems. Ideally, the NMS or t…
The IT landscape is changing at an extremely fast rate, and sometimes it feels like we are trying to manage a continually moving target with the evolution of apps, consumerisation of IT, and the shift to mobile devices. This digital tsunami also means that users are now more demanding, and they require faster and more reliable networks.
Organisations should therefore monitor – in real time – their network’s speed, committed information rates (CIRs), response times, and latency times. This will enable them to identify degradation early; take proactive, remedial action and avoid costly downtime – a key consideration when downtime of just about 10 minutes in a 2,500 person organisat…
Most enterprises rely on their data centers to offer services to internal and external users. Important concerns for any data center today include the following:
- Faster provisioning of new services to meet sudden business demands
- Scaling existing services without affecting users
- Optimizing resources for reduced power and energy costs
- Achieving service-level agreements (SLAs)
- Reducing management complexities
- Reducing energy costs
Provisioning and Scaling Services
Data centers must be more agile to meet growing business needs. The conventional infrastructure is very rigid and takes a lot of time for both provisioning and expansion. Each and every service delivered to users involves intense net…
Security threats are on the rise.Needless to say, the impact of security breaches has serious business consequences. Besides the cost of data loss, data breaches tarnish your business brand by causing business discontinuity, compliance violations and customer distrust.
Recent security breaches on financial and retail giants elucidate the fact that cyber attacks on the data center have grown more sophisticated. Cyber criminals employ advanced attack techniques to hit on specific systems, applications, and devices in the data center to bring down your service availability or steal your customers’ confidential data. Such targeted security attacks present security professionals with seri…
Delivering business-critical services to end users without any disruption or degradation in the quality or speed can be quite a challenge. The underlying network and server layers must be in top shape, because any performance degradation, fault, or attack in these layers will affect the service delivery.
Finding the exact root cause of a problem and troubleshooting it quickly is the key to improving data center efficiency, which will help streamline the services offered. However, it could be a labor-intensive and time-consuming process if you use inappropriate tools or do it manually.
To improve your data center efficiency and streamline service delivery, attend our webinar on Streamlining Bu…
Server virtualization has become a widely-adopted technology in data centers. The ability to share all the available resources across various virtual machines (VMs) makes server virtualization highly scalable and efficient, which helps to reduce opex. more than 50 percent of overall servers in the world are virtualized. By 2015, that share will increase to 75 percent.
Though virtualization brings a lot of benefits, at the same time it also includes a few management challenges which makes it complex. The major challenges with virtualization are:
Monitoring its performance in real time
Managing VM sprawl and optimizing resources
Gone are the days when you carried your laptop inside data centers to fish out faulty devices. The latest OpManager Android app with its built-in QR code scanner now helps you locate the faulty devices by delivering all the required data to your finger tips, literally! The app not only makes your life easy, but also helps you monitor your data center’s performance from anywhere, at anytime.
The app is absolutely free and you can download it from Play Store.
With the OpManager Android App, you can:
- View the availability and performance of managed devices
- View and add notes to alarms raised
- Troubleshoot faults by using ping, traceroute, and IT workflow
- Create custom dashboa
Today, enterprises handle 10 times more alarms than they did a decade ago. At $70,000 a year, a systems administrator costs $35 per hour. A 10-member IT team could save $875,000 over 5 years if the user interface for their IT management solution was 25 percent faster.
Switch to OpManager 11.3 and try the new Fluidic interface. It helps you quickly navigate across various performance pages and reports in less than 100ms, which helps you know the fault and performance data and troubleshoot problems before your users or customers complain.
In addition to the Fluidic UI, OpManager 11.3 enhancements include:
- social wall for IT discussions
- custom report builder
- heat map widget with live health status of devices
The crucial challenge in managing your IT is always staying connected — anytime, anywhere . Being connected ensures that you can troubleshoot any problem immediately, in real time. The new iPad app from OpManager lets you do just that. Using this app, you can view your IT performance and also troubleshoot issues, on the move.
With the iPad app, you can:
- View your IT performance
- View recent alarms raised and sort them by severity
- Add notes to, clear, acknowledge, and delete an alarm
- Troubleshoot issues by ping, traceroute, and workflow automation
- Customize dashboards and widgets
Visit the iTunes store to download the iPad app for OpManager.
OpManager iPad app is available in two editions. Th…
In most data centers, DCIM rests on shaky ground: manual record keeping and scattered documentation. Data center managers maintain–and wade through–wikis, spreadsheets, text files, and un-integrated freeware tools and databases just to find two things: What is that we manage? and Where is it located? The biggest problem with all this documentation is that it is maintained manually, and who has time to do it perfectly? Moreover, locating an asset quickly is almost next to impossible, and because sources are scattered and ad hoc, the documentation often fails to capture how assets relate to each other.
OpManager helps you bridge this gap between the documentation you have and the documentation you ne…