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Entuity was founded in 1997 based on the premise that it should be possible to develop a network management system that didn’t require three weeks and a team of vendor consultants to install and configure it. And it shouldn’t require an internal IT team of doctoral candidates to operate and maintain it. The system would comprise the key functional capabilities necessary to pinpoint problems quickly and efficiently. It would also be necessary to enable its users to report their operational successes without an up-front technical tutorial and dictionary of acronyms and metrics for senior management to first learn.
The Entuity Difference
And this solution would come from a vendor who is transparent, accommodating, flexible, and extremely easy to work with. In other words, Entuity’s goal was to provide a network management solution unlike anything offered at the time by the large ‘framework’ vendors.
It would help users, through the latest automationand integration techniques, to discover an accurate inventory of the devices they had on their network, how they were truly connected, their status – both real-time and in-depth, and how well the overall network was performing. All this information would be stored in a single place, because there is true value in integrating this information. For example, performance can be affected by faults and faults can be caused by changes in inventory. If this information is seamlessly integrated in a single place, it can be correlated and displayed back to the user in a sensible, valuable and easily digestible manner. No more “swivel chair management” looking to one screen for one thing, another screen for another. And no more analysis and correlation taking place in the network admin’s head (or not).
And that’s exactly what we developed.
From the front office to the manufacturing floor and from applications to VoIP; networks are the critical component that ties all business functions together. Virtually all of the applications and services required to run an enterprise business today rely on the ability of an IP based network infrastructure to deliver reliable and predictable performance.
At the simplest level, a network consists of a number of separate devices that are configured to function together and act as a data transport mechanism. However, today’s networks are complex to design and build and can be even tougher to keep running. The complexity is driven from both a business and technology perspective and can include:
- 7x24 Business Demands
- Data Management and Security
- Compliance and Audit
- VoIP and Unified Communications
- Cloud Computing/Storage
You have invested significant time, resources and money to build and then maintain your network. The real problem is how, you, as a network management professional, make sure your network consistently supports overall business objectives. Should your network management solution be able to help you accomplish this? Yes!Entuity’s Eye of the Storm (EYE) takes a unique approach to network management, one that is focused around the delivery of services that enable an enterprise to do what it does best; business. The business services centric view provided by Eye of the Storm allows you, the network professional, to be able to:
- Be in control with real-time fault and performance data
- Create custom dashboards that reflect departmental or business requirements
- Identify anomalous behavior
- Quickly differentiate between a problem and its side-effects
- Build a troubleshooting map centered around a problematic service or device
- Know all of the assets are connected and what they are
- Understand which infrastructure components are under or over utilized
Powerful Analytics Make it Simple
Eye of the Storm helps you to intuitively understand exactly what is happening in real-time. By integrating business and network data and being able to move seamlessly between monitoring, flow and configuration data directly in topology maps or dashboards you can save time and effort. Not having to use multiple products that may not be able to readily share information, you can now take advantage of consolidated information to resolve issues faster. You can also make better informed decisions with more complete, linked data.
EYE is One Product Providing Many Solutions
IT organizations need in-depth infrastructure management to provide:
- Resource Management Effective resource management requires an understanding of which devices, systems or links are under or over-utilized. A lack of insight into how resources are utilized can result in either unnecessary investments in additional hardware or result in poor network performance that impacts applications and users. Read more >>
- Capacity Planning and Decision Support Knowing which devices and systems support which applications enables informed decisions about the future of your infrastructure. Historical trend reports provide key indicators to help predict future resource requirements. With the right information in place, the ability to make incremental capacity adjustments is far simpler than guessing with capacity plans made too far in advance. Read more >>
- Compliance and Audit SOX, PCI-DSS, GBLI all require traceability of transactions and protection of corporate and consumer data. Network management provides an essential component of a complete compliance strategy through the ability to maintain current network documentation and inventory. The ability to keep up-to-date documentation is essential for IT organizations to prove compliance and pass audits. Read more >>
- SLA Management Service Level Agreements (SLAs) form the basis of how IT will deliver services and applications to end-users and customers. The reliable delivery of services and positive user experience requires a robust infrastructure that is proactively monitored and measured constantly. Alignment of the network to the business is essential to maintaining consistent service levels. Read more >>
- Troubleshooting Preventing outages by detecting faults or anomalous behavior before they become widespread and impacts business continuity is essential. The ability to pinpoint problems sooner and identify root causes faster increases network reliability and focuses your resources on the problem more efficiently. Read more >>
- Cloud Monitoring Regardless of where your applications and infrastructure are hosted, the network will continue to provide critical connectivity to drive business productivity and profitability. Read more >>
- Green IT Initiatives Tangible reductions in operational costs and increased resource utilization are now possible through Green IT initiatives. Reductions in data center footprints, power consumption and cooling requirements all contribute to cost savings and decreasing an organization’s energy footprint. It is possible to generate ever further savings by monitoring device power ratings, server efficiency and establishing corporate shutdown policies. Read more >>