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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re happy to announce a new update release of our VMware Management Pack for SCOM 2012/2016. We’ve added a lot of new great reporting & datastore capacity functionalities to the Management Pack, improving investigative analysis and giving more insight into the monitoring of your VMware environment. The post New Update: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack V188.8.131.52 […]
As more and more people buy cloud services, we have focused on how to monitor hybrid environments with products such as SCOM and Azure prior to this year's event. Therefore, we have invited Thomas Maurer (MVP) and Marcel Zehner (MVP), two of Microsoft's "Most Valuable Professionals" and Martin Ehrnst (Intility), representing a major host retailer. […]
Now that the holiday season is coming to an end, the OpsLogix team is slowly but surely returning after enjoying their hard earned vacations shortly following Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas last month. We were proud and happy to present the newest update of our EZalert solution and inform our (future) customers about our plans […]
We're happy to announce that OpsLogix will be an exhibitor at the Microsoft Inspire 2018 event in Las Vegas! The OpsLogix team will be in Las Vegas in the period of June 13th - June 20th, so there may be some delay in response to your queries. The post We’re Going To Vegas! Come Meet Us At Microsoft […]