Metron has been dealing with capacity management and an IT landscape that has been rapidly increasing in complexity for the last quarter-century. Their software, consulting and training has helped many companies, in all sectors, manage their IT capacity with a focus now on managing complex, cloud-based environments.
It will be solutions to this very topic that Metron will be discussing at the Gartner Data Center conference taking place in Las Vegas December 5-8.
At the conference Metron will be on hand at Booth 12 to talk visitors through their proposed 3-pronged approach:
athene®, for infrastructure capacity management, data storage, and reporting needs
The capture, storage, analysis, and reporting of capacity data is crucial for customers to accurately manage the capacity of resources, services, and applications. Both cloud providers and cloud customers can benefit from timely, accurate capacity reporting and analysis and can accurately forecast future resource requirements that will continue to satisfy agreed-upon service levels.
athene® also has the capability to report, trend, and alert on data that comes from external sources, such as service level data, transaction data, and any time-series file containing any data valuable to capacity management efforts.
SharePath, for the capture of end-to-end transaction data
If a cloud customer doesn’t know or, worse, can’t quantify the amount of time it takes for transactions to complete, it’s impossible to properly police or enforce service level agreements. SharePath allows for the capture of end-to-end transaction response time data for all real end-user transactions. This data can then easily and automatically be imported into athene® for reporting, trending and alerting purposes. The automation means that a customer won’t have to spend time carefully looking over reported response times for thousands or millions of transactions to ensure SLA compliance.
Integrator Capture Packs, for the capture, storage, reporting, trending, and alerting of data from “hard to reach” data sources
Every company has tools and platforms that store vital numeric data in log files or other sorts of time-series text files. athene®, via its Integrator, can import any time-series numeric data for reporting, trending, and alerting purposes.
Upon client request and as part of consulting engagements, Metron has been very active in developing Integrator ‘Capture Packs’ – pre-defined templates that can import popular types of data into the athene® database.
Integrator Capture Packs have been developed for data coming from the HP Performance Manager, Hyper-V, storage devices, network devices, Apache and IIS web logs, iSeries, and many other data sources. Best of all, Metron or the athene® user can quickly create custom Capture Packs for their own business data, enabling capacity planning from a business perspective.
Andrew Smith Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Metron commented “Companies have long been looking for a cohesive end to end capacity management solution. Our trilogy brings data and information together enabling Infrastructure planning to move out of the Infrastructure and become end to end planning from the business and user perspective.
Our customers are going to love the flexibility that our solutions bring.”
Metron is the leader in capacity management and has been for over 25 years, with offices in the US and the UK and customers and partners around the globe.
We have hundreds of person-years of Capacity Management experience, built helping clients solve their Capacity Management challenges and our flagship product, Athene, encompasses that knowledge and experience.
At Metron, we are much more than just a software company -- we lend our considerable knowledge and experience in many other ways. Through our strategic and tactical consulting, training, and support to clients worldwide, we help them ensure they optimize spending in IT infrastructure, introduce new technologies effectively, and control financial and environmental costs.
We take great pride in focusing solely on Capacity Management – as we’ve done since the company’s inception in 1986. We helped write the book – literally – helping to write the initial ITIL definition of Capacity Management. We remain involved in helping formulate and shape Capacity Management as it evolves to meet new challenges globally.
Our independence and focus has helped many clients solve their capacity and performance challenges across all markets. Partnership with the industry’s leading IT suppliers and outsourcers keeps our Athene software and our knowledge, advice, and guidance current and relevant.