20% Discount On Our Capacity Reports Management Pack

20% Discount On Our Capacity Reports Management Pack

IT’S REPORTING SEASON!

Since it’s reporting season again, we’re offering a 20% discount, valid until March 15, 2018 on our Capacity Reports Management Pack!

Our Capcity Management Pack accesses the OpsMgr data warehouse and forecasts a scenario of a set of selected objects based on usage.

All OpsLogix products are native to Operations Manager 2012 & 2016 and fully integrate into the System Center IT infrastructure.

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OpsLogix Ping Management Pack for SCOM 10.000+ downloads

OpsLogix Ping Management Pack for SCOM 10.000+ downloads

We are extremely excited to announce that the OpsLogix Ping Management Pack has been downloaded over 10.000 times by the System Center community.

The Ping Management Pack is our free contribution to the System Center community.

With the Ping Management Pack, we wanted to give System Center administrators and architects a simple but useful tool to check connections within the infrastructure or network.  The Ping Management Pack enables quick checks and confirmations on whether a monitor or device is up or down and how fast the connection is responding.

We are thankful and happy to see that our free solution is being used on a large scale. At OpsLogix we are committed to creating useful and innovative software that enables organizations to run their operations smoothly. To celebrate this milestone we are offering all our Management Packs with a 5% discount until the end of the year.

5% off on all our Management Packs for SCOM until 31-12-2016

Besides the 5% discount, OpsLogix also offers a highly advanced VMware MP, which you can trade in for the renewal price of our competitors until 31-12-2016. Click here to learn more & request a quote.

Because we are feeling generous, we offer a 5% discount on purchases of our Oracle, BlackBerry, SWIFT, Capacity, ProView and VMware Management Packs until the end of 2016.

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Contact sales@opslogix.com or request a quote on our product pages. Use the promotional code OpsLogix5%Off.

 

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Watch what’s new in SCOM 2016 & Microsoft OMS with Maarten Goet

Watch what’s new in SCOM 2016 & Microsoft OMS with Maarten Goet

Download the presentation slides here.

With the 2016 release of System Center Operations Manager new improvements have been announced, such as the Operations Management Suite (OMS) integration, new dashboards, Nano server monitoring, new management packs and more. But what about the improvements to cross platform monitoring, or the ability to forecast and trend on capacity? Maarten Goet, nine-year Microsoft MVP & RD, will shows you what’s new in SCOM 2016 as well as Operations Management Suite in this demo-packed session. Learn everything about service-oriented monitoring in a Cloud-world. A must-attend for every System Center administrator.

 

 

New release: Capacity MP V1.0.3.0

We have released a new update for the Capacity Planning Reports Management Pack.new release

If you have already purchased the Capacity Management Pack and have a valid support contract, you can login to the customer download area and download this version.

Version 1.0.3.0 contains following changes or additions:

– Increased width of the management entity control box

– Added features to select Groups instead of managed entities

– Added features to search within input parameters

– Optimized search queries

– Issues resolved with multiple license keys

New release: OpsLogix Capacity MP V1.0.2.0

We have released a new update for our Capacity MP.

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Version V1.0.2.0 is upgrade compatible with the previous release (V1.0.1.0).

If you have already purchased the Capacity Management Pack and have a valid support contract, you can login to the customer download area and download this version.

Version 1.0.2.0 contains following changes:opslogix_icon_Capacity_Report_MP

  • Report Interface changed: modified objects within the reports
  • Various improvements in the SQL assembly
  • Upload a custom logo into reports

For more information please contact OpsLogix sales (sales@opslogix.com)

Capacity management and methodology

Capacity management and methodology

In enterprise, capacity analysis promotes the assessment of production processes and workflows in order to correctly speculate output rate.

In all cases of manufacturing, maximum possible output of current facilities must be achieved. Capacity management has been an integral part of company operations management since the Industrial Revolution.

When determining both long- and short-term company strategies, the ability to understand your current assets and limitations toward achieving objectives is of immeasurable importance.

IT systems and capacity management

In 2015, Fortune 500 companies collectively made $12.5 trillion in revenue. Surveys taken since 2006 show that in 2015, an average of 4% to 6% of a company’s revenue goes into its IT budget. This proves that there is a steady annual increase in costs, in 2007 the annual mean was 2.8%.

Fortune 500 companies spent over $620 billion on IT hardware and software systems in 2015.

2010 to 2015 market research on global IT budgets show that companies tend to overspend by margins of minimally 8% to a staggering 25%. Yet despite, often exponentially, increasing systems complexity, critical business dependencies and rising consequential costs, dedicated capacity analysis is still at its outset.

In 2014, a Gartner report stated the need for enterprise to focus on the capacity and performance of its IT systems. It has been emphatically repeated by numerous IT think tanks, architects and technology watch journalists. Gartner’s 2015 “Market Guide for Capacity Management Tools” report estimates that by 2018, over 30% of global enterprise will be using capacity infrastructure management tools, up from 5% in 2014.

Capacity management enables cost-competitive insight and supports much needed systems agility.

Effective capacity analysis

Capacity Management is a cornerstone for enterprise ROI tracking. The starting point of any sort of capacity development planning process must be founded by determining the capacity of existing facilities. Once this is attained, different levels and individual priorities can be considered.

There are 4 steps that insure conclusive effective capacity analysis.

1.) Identify and determine key systems components and the factors of production delivery

2.) Determine a development framework, it should take the following points into account:

  • The area of assessment and context
  • The assessment objective
  • The assessment mandate (current method of work)
  • The imperative of change and change readiness (if needed)

3.) There can be no effective data analysis without considering:

  • Levels of capacity, there must be a holistic understanding of the differing factors involved
  • Types of capacity, an assessment of priorities considering production, distribution, incentives and/or sanctions (limitations), company policy and culture and so on
  • Themes of application, the capacity development framework enhances assessment accuracy so that effective strategy may be implemented
4.) Final overall implementation will depend on context and may be incremental, by identifying realistic steps forward, or through gap analysis. Gap analysis is the method whereby the final goal is highlighted and the differences between the current situations (i.e. the gap) define what is missing and which steps to take.

Concluding factors

Finally, there are several significant peripheral factors to consider when approaching the topic of capacity management:

  • Everything is an ongoing development process. History creates the present. Analyzing the present helps identifying the best course of action in the future.
  • Retain a pragmatic approach to the amount of collected information. If there is a need for intervention then this must be relevant and realistic.
  • A bird’s eye view is essential for a holistic approach; however sweeping general implementations should be avoided. Conclusions should be solution orientated and specific in order to guide correct compartmentalized action.
  • Structured self-assessment in processes delivers ownership in analysis and is always preferable for initiatives of change.

References:

– B2B International

– Computer World:

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– Gartner:

– Harvard Business Review:

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– The Economist: