Posted by: Ryan Shopp
BMC, CA, DataCenter, EMC, HP Software, IBM Tivoli, Integrien, Microsoft Windows, Netuitive, Quest Software, Symantec
As mentioned in my November 2007 round-up, I haven’t given any love to automation products watching for outages, faults or other availability of the infrastructure oriented events.
Part of the reason for this oversight is these days most data centers are locked into a product from the “big 4″ vendors; BMC (Performance, formerly Patrol), CA (formerly Aprisma), HP (NNM, Operations), IBM (NetView, formerly Micromuse) or the “upcoming 5″ vendors EMC, Oracle, Microsoft, Quest Software and Symantec due to their overall IT infrastructure architecture and strategy.
But their are other innovative players in town to consider for replacement or complimenting these bigger guys. Self-learning technologies are being advanced by companies like Netuitive and Integrien. These technologies are focused on monitoring real-time events and then leveraging mathematical algorithms to estimate baselines and set thresholds in an attempt to accurately predict system and service level degradation.