In line with Metron’s strategy of providing 360° Capacity Management to its clients, its Capacity Management software athene® has long had the ability, via its Integrator feature, to import any time-series numeric data for reporting, trending, and alerting purposes.
Data can be captured and incorporated into a central Capacity Management Information Store (CMIS) from a wide variety of physical and virtual sources, along with mainframe, application and business data. In fact, athene® has been providing organizations with the ability to bring any time-series numeric data from any source to the CMIS for some time.
Rich Fronheiser, Metron’s Chief Marketing Officer commented,“We’ve long been extolling the virtues of 360°Capacity Management and providing our clients with the means to achieve this. A close working relationship with our clients has guided us to the next natural step in the process of improving our software -- how Capacity Management issues are presented to others within the organization. In athene® 9 we’ve added to the ways in which athene® displays information online with athene® Web Reporting, the means to dynamically access the athene® CMIS through a browser using our Portal.”
Web Reporting provides a user with the ability to create, store and retrieve charts of data from the athene® CMIS. Pre-packaged charts make the process very simple for the user. All users need to provide is the context for the chart (“what do I want to look at?”) and the reporting period (“over what date or time range?”)
Charts are provided for Windows, UNIX/Linux, VMware and other platforms, covering the key metrics users need to examine the performance and capacity of their systems.
Charts can be set up in the Web Reporting workspace and then saved as a dashboard for easy retrieval at a later date. Loading a dashboard loads all the charts and refreshes the data using the reporting period saved with each one.
athene® Web Reporting supports all leading browsers such as IE9 +, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
Metron (metron-athene.com) has been leading the way in Capacity Management since 1986 and is justifiably proud of its history. An independent company, Metron delivers Capacity Management solutions across the Globe and has an impressive client list of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Companies including ACS, Internal Revenue Service, LA County, Deloitte, Marriott, US Customs, EE, WH Smith, Telefonica O2, Nestle and LloydsTSB.
Metron believes its expertise in this area is second to none, after all Metron literally wrote the book, having co-written and advised on the original Capacity Management processes and guidelines contained within the UK Office of Government Computing Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and continues to be involved in the ongoing formulation of the latest versions.
Metron’s 350+ man-years of experience, amassed helping businesses to implement successful capacity management solutions, are available to help Companies meet the challenges of managing their physical and virtual environments. All that expertise has been built into the athene® capacity management software that Metron develops and sells in the US and UK, and through partners around the world.
Metron works in partnership with leading IT suppliers such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft Systems, VMware, Computer Associates, IBM, Capgemini, and Oracle and alongside the world’s leading Outsourcing Companies, assisting with expert ITIL® consultancy and training services.
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