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New Software-as-a-Service approach to Capacity Management for SMEs

Neptuny, a leading solution provider in performance optimization for IT, introduces CaplanTM SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), to provide efficient Capacity Management also for Small to Medium-sized Enterprises who want to set up a small-scale Capacity Planning and Management project.

Caplan™ is able to cover multiple domains in one single solution, while having zero impact in production environments thanks to its agent-less architecture, the out-of-the-box integration to major management platform and tools and the ability to easily integrate custom data sources. It is the most feature-rich and mature solution available in the market, providing advanced analyses, forecasting and reporting capabilities by means of easy-to-use web interfaces and dashboards. Caplan™ capability to align IT resources and business initiatives facilitates realization of the real value of IT investments.

Neptuny’s CaplanTM SaaS provides all the benefits of the standard edition of CaplanTM and enables organizations to benefit from the same powerful features without any infrastructure and maintenance cost. It is the first Capacity Management solution available on the market that complies with the Software-as-a-Service paradigm. CaplanTM SaaS provides a faster time-to-value and allows customers to better align their Capacity Management process to their needs.
According to Butler Group, CaplanTM SaaS “is a perfect fit for Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) wanting to undertake a small-scale capacity planning and management exercise, and could also aid mid-sized organisations in their short-term capacity planning needs. ... The SaaS model can also be used as a Proof of Concept (PoC) for customers wanting to undertake a large deployment exercise.”
Fabio Violante, Neptuny CEO, commented “We at Neptuny believe that our SaaS proposal for Capacity Management will enable us to help Small to Medium-sized enterprises with a short-term, small-scale project to leverage to easily get the benefits provided by Caplan™”.
CaplanTM SaaS - Key Features
·         High-availability service with no setup and maintenance costs:CaplanTM SaaS infrastructure is hosted in a high-availability data centre. CaplanTM SaaS does not require new hardware to be installed at the customer site. All maintenance activities are guaranteed directly from Neptuny’s support (24x7). Customers do not have to manage the database and other components of the system, the service is upgraded automatically, and no ongoing effort and costs of maintenance is required once the service starts.
·         Secure and easy-to-use web interface:CaplanTM SaaS is accessible from the Internet. All user functionalities are accessible via a web interface structured to enable the entire lifecycle of Capacity Management process (e.g. data gathering, analysis and model building and reporting); access to data and functionalities can be restricted by means of Access Control Lists in order to assign roles according to user responsibilities. Data and access security are guaranteed by SSL encrypted communications.
·         Flexible Service:Users can subscribe to CaplanTM SaaS for a variable period of time (e.g. 6 months) at end of which the service is renewable for additional periods. CaplanTM SaaS allows customers to lower costs. Users are allowed to subscribe a service tailored to their needs in terms of number and type of items (e.g. virtual server, storage arrays, mainframe, ...) and functionalities (forecasting, predictive monitoring, by exception reporting, ...); they are enabled to implement a capacity management process with the right level of maturity and evolve it according their organization changes.
Published Monday, December 08, 2008 5:36 AM by David Marshall
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