Entuity Updates Eye of the Storm

Network management suite improves service delivery and management of VMWare environments

Entuity has updated its Eye of the Storm (EYE) network management suite. EYE 2008 adds modules and enhances core product features to streamline IT service delivery, simplify administration, control distributed environments, and improve integration and automation. This new version also helps ensure a network can deliver new network-based services and applications, including those in VMWare-virtualized environments.

EYE 2008’s new modules and core enhancements provide:

  • Streamlined IT Service Delivery: Graphically concise executive reports assist executives in making better decisions throughout the service lifecycle. Service-provisioning utilities help IT quickly provision, modify, and decommission the management of new customers, networks, and devices. Critical configuration monitoring functions (such as proactive alerts) are automated to proactively eliminate issues that impact the network.

  • Improved Administration and Control: EYE 2008 delivers efficient scalability and administrative control of distributed EYE installations. A new module makes VMs visible and manageable in the context of the overall network infrastructure so businesses can reap the benefits of virtualization without running the risk of losing control to virtual-machine sprawl.

  • Integrated and Automated to Power the Business: EYE’s network information data store and forensic data enable “varying levels of mash-ups, integrations, and automation using the methodologies desired by IT professional and business users alike,” according to the company.

  • New Modules: A new application flow integration module and an improved wireless module improve control over, and predictability of, user activity, capacity planning, and traffic engineering, as well as proactive infrastructure and security analysis.

Available at the end of November, Eye of the Storm 2008 runs on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Sun Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and VMWare ESX Server. For more information, go to http://www.entuity.com.

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James E. Powell is the former editorial director of Enterprise Strategies (esj.com).