Evolven, the supplier of the breakthrough change and configuration analytics solution for the modern data center and cloud, today announced that Clalit, a leading health services organization has selected its Configuration Analytics software to help ensure system availability, reducing downtime risk and cutting incident investigation time.
Following a thorough and intense evaluation process, the computing and IT division at Clalit selected Evolven software to document and provide visibility into the large number of configuration changes across environments. Evolven software applies breakthrough analytics to manage change and configurations in application development, testing and production environments. These and other core environments are subject to frequent new server releases and application updates, and require clear visibility into the actual changes with an awareness of the current state of the environment.
Clalit’s Computing and IT division intends to use Evolven software to document changes (both planned and unplanned, even unauthorized changes) in environments, make comparisons between environments (like pre production and production) to ensure smooth releases and updates, and shorten time required to identify the source of environment problems. Clalit will be able to monitor for configuration drift, detecting potential risks to stability early on, and taking proactive steps for preventing incidents and downtime.
“The IT landscape in Clalit Health Services has grown in terms of complexity, supporting a wider and growing range of technologies, platforms and hundreds of applications running on more than 3,500 Servers,” explains Moshe Belker, IT Operations Manager at Clalit,“Due to the growing business demands it is extremely difficult to manage and monitor changes in our environment. This has lead us to seek an automated solution that will provide a better service and better view of the infrastructure. Evolven’s Configuration Analytics will allow our IT organization to gain insights into critical configurations down to a granular level. We believe that detailed visibility and control can make a significant impact on stability and efficiency of our IT Operations."
“As the IT Infrastructure Manager I am always looking for ways to improve service availability, says Rafi Hirsh, IT Infrastructure Manager at Clalit,“The Evolven Configuration Analytics solution will enable us to proactively avoid outages, reduce problems and align with best practices for IT management, like ITIL.”
“At Clalit, we are constantly advancing technology and applications for more dynamic medical computerization,” says Doron Ytshaki, CTO of Clalit. “Our IT operations support a broad range of activities to leverage technology for better medical services. With Evolven, we can run automated environment comparisons of detailed configuration settings. Evolven will quickly map configurations, showing the implications of changes in an environment or application.”
Clalit will be establishing a private cloud-based environment for testing their applications prior to release to production. “Evolven software will play a central role in this initiative. The cloud environment is a very complex environment, and you must know which DLLs have been affected, and which changes have occurred. Evolven's automated analytic capabilities will deliver clear configuration information for comparing to the physical production environment,” adds Doron. He summarized: "We realized that Evolven could show us how to walk into the complex world of CMDB and private cloud and could give us an immediate ROI."
“With Evolven, Clalit will enjoy clear visibility into all infrastructure changes and identify potential problems long before they escalate into incidents, reducing the risk of production outages and supporting top performing operations,” says Sasha Gilenson, Evolven’s CEO,“with just a few hours from setup to seeing results, Evolven gives fast time-to-value and insight into the critical changes and differences present across Clalit's environments, thoroughly documenting all configuration changes.”
Evolven monitors and tracks dynamic applications end-to-end, across all environments, validating that releases into production are configured as planned, by comparing configuration parameters even down to the most granular level.
About Clalit Health Services
Clalit is the major health services organization in Israel, and one of the most progressive public health associations in the world. Through its 14 hospitals and more than 1400 primary and specialized clinics, Clalit provides comprehensive health insurance and highly advanced medical care to the majority of Israel’s population. It is also the only health fund with a countrywide network of state-of-the-art pharmacies, dental clinics, laboratories, diagnostic imaging and specialist centers.
Evolven (evolven.com) delivers configuration management solutions for the modern data center and cloud, helping enterprises to significantly reduce their risk of downtime and achieve greater stability.
Evolven’s solutions apply breakthrough change and configuration analytics to dramatically improve the performance and availability of IT environments. Using Evolven solutions allows companies to significantly lower operating costs, reduce the risk of production outages and cut environment incident investigation time & effort.
Evolven is a privately held, venture backed company headquartered in the U.S., with presence in the US, Europe and the Middle East and a development center in Israel. Evolven's executive team and advisory board include world-renowned experts from the world of IT management and enterprise software.
Evolven's investors are leading venture capital firms Pitango Venture Capital and Index Ventures.