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Cognitive Analytics

If your IT environment is like 90% of the other complex environments out there, chances are that you are dealing with lots of data (structured & unstructured) and limited resources (Tools & Personnel). Powerful technologies exist and are being improved that automate analytics and decision making. Among the technologies driving IT automation are machine learning, neural networks, deep learning, natural language processes, and more. These technologies have statistical roots and are mainly constructed around analytics.

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Cognitive Analytics add a flavor of automation in the form of processing adhoc data streamed from multiple sources. These Analytics have the power to characterize any type of information embedded in the data and put them to use in real-time. Some of the examples include, automatic issue remediation by conducting pro-active diagnostics, adaptive communication frameworks such as BOTS, etc…

 

DataTap’s solution is capable of collecting data from multiple data sources, learn and characterize the entities, correlate and isolate anomalies, prescript the insights into various processes and measure the effectiveness of the prescriptions. This level of automation enables your IT teams to handle the onslaught of data volumes and keep the costs low.

 

Please visit other DataTap blogs that explain how each of these solutions work. If you need more information on our products and services, please contact us at contactus@datatapsolutions.com.

Infrastructure Performance Management

Application Performance Management (APM) solutions have helped IT teams considerably in cleaning up issues in running applications efficiently. With the cloud and virtual infrastructure adoption, focus now drifting towards Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) and Digital Performance Management (DPM) solutions as issues span beyond the applications.  IPM & DPM have been at the forefront of several large operations teams with distributed infrastructure for years. These include retailers, services firms and financial firms. Branching IT operations to a remote location with limited branch IT expertise calls for consolidated IPM/DPM solution that offers visibility into a diversified set of digital assets.

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DataTapSolutions helps IT teams with branch operations achieve,
  • Enhanced business effectiveness by reducing downtime, improving application performance, and reducing the cost of IT services
  • Improved infrastructure operational efficiency, reduce operational costs and decrease time to remediation
  • A more cost-effective IT infrastructure that better aligns IT capacity and performance with the needs of the business
  • End-to-end, real-time performance views of the entire infrastructure

Private Cloud Infrastructure Visibility

As private cloud implementations are moving into mainstream technology adoption, customers are facing with a new set of visibility challenges. We spoke to a senior director at one of the consulting firms that deals with numerous end customers with active OpenStack projects. He asked basic questions like, “we do not know if the instance came up or not” and “how do not we know if the instance is communicating?”. These questions prompted us to write this blog and explain how we can be of help to this cause.

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CHALLENGE
Scalability and flexibility offered by OpenStack comes with its own set of pitfalls. Following are some of the implementation challenges of OpenStack:
  • Multiple components that focus on specific function, i.e. Nova, Neutron, Swift, Congres
  • Components are independently scalable, i.e. Nuetron, Swift can scale independent of each other depending on the need
  • Configuration management challenges, i.e. What works in one environment does not work in another as typically no two OpenStack environments are same.
IMPACT 
Shortage of professionals in this space makes it hard enough to carry out an implementation project. This issue is further enhanced by custom environments.
DESIRED SOLUTION
Following are some of the desired features of a solution that addresses the problems mentioned above:
  • Heat Template Visualization
  • Component and service dependency maps
  • Topology and Failure visibility across regions, zones and projects
  • Real time performance monitoring of OpenStack installs.
 Please visit other DataTap blogs that explain how each of these solutions work. If you need more information on our products and services, please contact us at contactus@datatapsolutions.com.

Advanced Threat Defense

Fifteen plus years of efforts to curb IT security issues are still searching for answers. Hackers are getting innovative day by day always having a slight edge over their IT targets. Along came security solutions such as Anti-Malware, Firewalls, IDS, IPS and WAF. Unfortunately there is a common fallacy among all these solutions in the form of vectors, rules that protect either endpoints or perimeter. Fact of the matter is that these solutions offer siloed approach to security. Take a look at this article from Tech Target – search for answers to ‘advanced threat’ defense.

 

The headline caught my attention –

Visibility into what is happening on your network may matter more than stopping an attack. Can technology keep up with advanced threats?

This is a well said statement. There is a reason security issues are termed as ‘virus’. Advanced-Threat-Defense based on behavioral analytics is like a standby doctor constantly diagnosing human body. Behavioral Analytics also unravel the issues that conveniently break deployed security solutions.

DataCenter Operators: Key Concerns and Top Priorities

Recent survey of Datacenter operations managers revealed that Security and System Performance are the top two challenges in the fast growing data traffic environment.

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Understanding datacenter operations goes long ways into addressing these challenges. Check out our products and services designed for Datacenter operations. Our solutions give a single pane of glass to address multiple challenges like security, operations analytics, SLAs along with basic monitoring capabilities like application performance management, traffic patterns, SLAs, etc…

 

International Telecom Week (ITW) 2015


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Looking forward to seeing you all. We help you with managing SLAs, Oversubscriptions and resource optimization with our solutions. Come see us at ITW2015 Booth 1620.