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Circonus Unified Monitoring Delivers Cohesive View of Both IT and Business Operations, On-Premise or in the Cloud

Circonus, the organization-wide unified monitoring company, today announced general availability of the latest release of Circonus Unified Monitoring, a dual SaaS/private SaaS solution designed to provide enterprises with unmatched insight into their IT and business operations for improved business performance. Built specifically for today’s mission-critical computing environments, Circonus Unified Monitoring breaks down the silos between IT and business systems to correlate data across systems and enable intelligent, data-driven business decisions.

Developed by OmniTI, the people who literally wrote the book on “Scalable Internet Architectures,” Circonus was created to provide organizations with relief from their multitude of limited-use monitoring tools, with their associated excessive internal and external costs and insufficient utility, flexibility and cohesion. With a focus on operations monitoring and business analytics, Circonus brings together best-of-breed dashboarding, trending, correlation, fault detection and notification features in a scalable and easy-to-use offering. High-value functionality, such as real-time trending visualization, point-and-click graph stacking, and the ability to coalesce trending data with external business data sources, enables Circonus to quickly deliver ROI.

“As a pioneering group focused on web scalability, we’ve seen our share of complex engineering obstacles. The need for a highly available, proactive and painless monitoring suite is paramount. We’ve probably used the same monitoring tools that many companies have, so we understand the frustration with what’s available —and that’s why we created Circonus,” said Theo Schlossnagle, founder of Circonus. “Circonus Unified Monitoring is architected with today’s IT environments at its core and a powerful monitoring platform that gives companies a comprehensive view into the real-time health and performance of both IT and business operations.”

Designed for Existing Web Environments, Reliability and Scalability

Circonus Unified Monitoring is designed and built to work with existing infrastructures, regardless of hardware, OS platforms, network equipment, application programming language, or degree of virtualization, so enterprises can easily use Circonus no matter what their current operations environment. Delivered in either a SaaS or private SaaS model (”Circonus Inside”) with the reliability of an always-on business environment, the solution is designed to run so that when systems go down, monitoring doesn’t also go down; this approach to monitoring enables Circonus to stand watch over systems and businesses, wherever and whenever, 24/7/365.

“Like a lot of shops, our monitoring infrastructure was organic and hackish. Circonus melds three obvious services into a single, useable interface. Monitoring, trending and analysis will always require knowledge of your services — but with Circonus, it can be easy,” said Bryan Horstmann-Allen, systems administrator at Sourcefire.

Circonus Unified Monitoring is built with both the technical and business user in mind, and comes fully equipped, including:

  • Smart Visualizations with Dynamic Trending Capabilities: Industry-leading dashboard visualization of performance data, making vital analytics more compelling and powering more agile business and technology decisions. One-click graphs of any metric; Stacked datapoints; Real-time streaming of graphs; Use of worksheets to organize graphs; Public links for sharing graph; and ability to quickly export metrics from any graph to CSV or Excel spreadsheet
  • Powerful Operational Responsiveness: Down to second-by-second alerting and visualizations for faster critical, real-time troubleshooting, rapid NOC response, and root cause analysis (RCA); Historical perspective (storage up to seven years) that doesn’t degrade over time (roll-ups of only five minutes)
  • Real-time Analytics: Analytics engine that runs queries on any metric desired - analyzes any/all data (not limited to just Web analytics); Selectable data interval (one minute or 30 seconds) and sliding snapshots of data every five seconds; User-friendly point and click functionality

“Legacy IT monitoring systems have been too complex and costly to satisfy the rapidly changing management needs of SMEs and large-scale enterprises,” said Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the managing director of THINKstrategies, Inc. and founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace. “Circonus’ hybrid-Cloud/private-Cloud monitoring solutions promise to overcome the siloed monitoring that has plagued organizations in a more holistic and cost-effective fashion.”

Published Monday, October 31, 2011 6:19 PM by David Marshall
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