Remote site monitoring without deploying a server, enabled with new “Master Agent” capability in the base product
Philadelphia, PA – July 25, 2012
Goliath Technologies, the leader in systems management solutions for hybrid physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, announced the release of MonitorIT 10.3, which introduces a new user interface, enhanced reporting for VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer, and master agent capability for monitoring of remote virtual environments. This update now makes it even easier and faster to solve complex monitoring issues. “MonitorIT has always had deep functionality. Now, with the redesign of the User Interface, customers can more easily and quickly leverage the product to monitor all aspects of their environment such as the virtual environment, networks, desktops and applications,” said Floyd Roberts, Chief Technical Officer of the MonitorIT Product Group.
One of the enhancements in the new version is in the simple set up wizards. These wizards easily walk users through the initial setup of the product, providing out-of-the-box monitoring in minutes. Once the simple setup is complete, monitoring rules can be assigned to applications, systems and devices. The setup of monitoring rules requires no programming so that any application, server or device is essentially capable of being monitored “out-of-the-box”.
Rain and Hail Insurance Services, Inc, a Division of ACE Group, one of the largest Multiline Property and Casualty Insurers in the world, is a customer of Goliath Technologies. Daniel Chodur, Virtual Infrastructure Administrator at Rain and Hail remarked, “MonitorIT has always had the ability to collect deep diagnostic data of the entire infrastructure. Actionable information is the key, because often decisions need to be made in real-time as issues are transpiring. The latest version is now more intuitive and it makes it easier to access the information we need see.” He continued, “In fact, it was critical for MonitorIT to coexist well in our complex environment. Because MonitorIT can integrate with other management solutions, we were able to use the single MonitorIT console to collect data from our environment and then send that information to Splunk for further analysis.”
As many administrators have indicated, the advent of virtualization has necessitated the need for better tools to trend performance and resource utilization. The latest release of MonitorIT provides enhanced reporting capabilities for VMware, vSphere and Citrix XenServer deployments to track Host, VM, and Storage performance with scheduled and on-demand reports. “Customers can now make better decisions about their virtual environment by leveraging these reports to gain important insights into changes in performance trends and better understand the CPU, Memory, and Storage utilization,” said Raja Jadeja, Sr. Director of Engineering Services.
Many distributed enterprises and service providers face challenges in monitoring the virtual environment outside of their core infrastructure. In order to monitor their Citrix XenServer, VMware, vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual hosts remotely, administrators often deploy secondary instances of their monitoring solutions, which complicates management or increases cost because proxies or secondary servers are required. Now, with the enhancement of the Intelligent Agent’s, “Master Agent functionality”, the IT professional can designate any agent at a remote site a master agent and it will monitor remote hypervisors and surrounding infrastructure, sending exception based alerts through the firewall when predetermined thresholds are breached.
About Goliath Technologies
Goliath Technologies is focused on systems management software for IT organizations that address the evolving challenges of managing physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. These hybrid environments require solutions that are scalable, cost effective and easy to use. Many legacy technologies are difficult to deploy and expensive to maintain and, as a result, are not well suited for this new paradigm. Inexpensive or free technologies, though easy to deploy and use, lack enterprise functionality and scalability. Both are slow to add features that are required to support physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. At Goliath, we provide products that fill this gap with the right combination of scalability and functionality at a reasonable cost that embrace the complexities of virtualization and cloud computing. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our software is used by customers worldwide including ADP, ING Direct, Mindshift, Thomson Reuters and Shell. Learn more today at Goliath Technologies