Centerity Recognized for Market-Leading AIOps Platform with Integrated Cyber Security

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) analyst report positions Centerity as a Top Value Leader for delivering Business Impact and IT-to-Business Alignment

NEWTON, MA (October 22, 2020)Centerity Systems, Inc., the leading AIOps Platform with advanced performance analytics and integrated security, today announced its recognition as a Top Value Leader in the latest “EMA Radar Report: AIOps – A Guide for Investing in Innovation.”

EMA evaluated 17 AIOps vendors on (i) Business Impact and IT-to-Business Alignment, (ii) Incident, Performance, and Availability Management, and (iii) Change Impact and Capacity Optimization use cases to guide organizations with their AIOps platform selection. Centerity’s AIOps Platform is designated as a market leader in all of the use cases EMA evaluated. Centerity is a front-runner in delivering exceptional value in both the Business Impact and IT-to-Business Alignment and Incident, Performance, and Availability Management usecases, due to its technical strength, impact on business outcomes, and deployment cost efficiency. In addition, Centeritywas honored by EMA with a special award for advanced integrated security functionality.

The Centerity AIOps Platform improves performance and reliability of business and operational processes, employing an approach that continuously measures the overall health of key technology services by providing real-time, consolidated business analytics. SLA executive dashboards expose business and security risks, identify performance anomalies, and provide fault isolation across applications, operating systems, infrastructure and cloud assets. It does this by automating topology and dependency maps of all IT assets, incorporating each asset into business and operational service views. Its AI-driven anomaly detection and multi-tenancy supports multi-user, multi-vendor, and multilocation management, which is ideal for managed service providers, cloud service providers, and enterprises.

“Centerity is a unique innovator in the AIOps arena,” said Dennis Drogseth, EMA vice president. “Centerity stands out for its advancing use of AI/ML in a variety of contexts, including ‘CyberOps,’ as well as its distinctive strengths in discovery across domains, data assimilation, and unifying views and dashboards. These strengths, along with the platform’s fast time to value and limited administrative overhead all help to make Centerity both a versatile and progressive choice for AIOps adopters.” According to EMA’s evaluation, the Centerity AIOps platform is differentiated among its competitors by:

  • Delivering many of the benefits of larger and more costly AIOps suites with reduced administrative overhead and more modest software costs.
  • Bringing the full seven-layer stack together with an eye toward IT service performance and business outcomes and priorities across cloud, hybrid, and legacy environments.
  • Integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to support security and risk management needs – such as cybersecurity compliance, endpoint detection and response (EDR), supply chain security, and automated prevention of attacks on network hardware.

According to EMA, the message for IT organizations looking to pursue a forward path in AIOps adoption is overall a strongly positive one. The benefits achieved are growing in diversity and value. AIOps can and should be transformative in enabling more effective decision-making, data sharing, and analytics-driven automation. The recommendation from EMA remains that buyers should consider their own realities, then begin a search for the AIOps platform that most fits their requirements.

“In the digital age, AIOps, security and risk management must be observed and correlated through a single platform,” said Roi Keren, CEO of Centerity Systems. “That’s not only what we see our customers need and want, it’s what Centerity does best. EMA’s positioning of Centerity and award for integrated security acknowledges the convergence of AIOps and security. It’s more critical than ever for enterprise executives – whether you’re a CIO, CISO, CEO, or board member — to make strategic, risk-based business decisions with one platform, one dashboard; in essence, a single source of truth.”

AIOps Deployments and the Real Word: Bringing Operations and Security Together

Enterprises can see how others are deploying AIOps to address a variety of use cases by viewing a live EMA-hosted webcast titled “AIOps Deployments and the Real World: Bringing Operations and Security Together,” which will be held on Tuesday, November 10th at 1:00 pm EST. You can register for the webcast at https://info.enterprisemanagement.com/aiops-deployments-in-thereal-world-webinar-centerity

About Centerity
Centerity’s Cyber-AIOps Platform with advanced Integrated Security delivers Dynamic Business Service Views of the full technology stack to the executives responsible for technology-driven business services, ensuring the performance, availability and security of critical processes.
Centerity displays real-time, consolidated business analytics for complex on-prem, cloud, and hybrid technology environments generating SLA Executive Dashboards that identify performance anomalies and isolate faults across applications, operating systems, infrastructure and cloud assets. Learn more at centerity.com.

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Merlin Ventures | Merlin Cyber
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Centerity Systems Announces Strategic Partnership with Lenovo

Combined offering provides customers with end-to-end visibility through SAP HANA application

Newton, MA — April 9, 2018 — Centerity Systems Inc., the leading provider of unified IT & OT performance analytics & business service management (BSM) software platforms, today announced that Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a leader in providing innovative enterprise data center technologies, has entered into a global partnership and reseller agreement with Centerity. Centerity will provide Lenovo with a unique analytic layer for high-end data center applications and solutions, including solutions for SAP HANA, big data, hyper-converged infrastructure and applications, to enable customers to deliver high Service Level Agreements (SLA) and business continuity.

Centerity’s solutions evaluate various aspects of BSM performance for information and operational assets identifying performance bottlenecks and ensuring a consistent response to performance problems. As such, Centerity plays a critical role in ensuring profitability for data centers and managed service providers (DC/MSP). Lenovo DCG server, storage and networking offerings have been engineered to improve resiliency, performance, and reduce total cost of ownership. In addition, they can simplify deployment to accelerate business advantage, enabling some of the most reliable, flexible, and secure data centers in the world. Centerity was embraced by Lenovo following a thorough evaluation of its performance analytics capabilities for big data (SAP HANA, Hadoop) and Converged/ Hyper-converged (Lenovo HX) environments.

The Lenovo and Centerity offering provides capability to monitor and manage the layers of solution stack including data center infrastructure such as servers, storage and networking through critical business applications resulting in improved business performance and service levels. The combined offering provides end-to-end visibility of the solution stack through interactive dashboards and enables trend analysis resulting in reduced operational complexity and the ability to anticipate needs for critical IT processes.

Customers report increased reliability and uptime with lower costs and fewer SLA penalties, which results in greater operational readiness and better CSAT scores. All of these benefits combine to accelerate the rollout of new systems and solutions and to streamline the response to IT changes. At the system administrator level, the combined Lenovo and Centerity solution further simplifies oversight of complex data centers and application environments helping to improve the speed and accuracy of troubleshooting and fault isolation.

Initially focused on simplifying oversight and administration of SAP HANA implementations, Lenovo discovered that Centerity’s approach to BSM solution complements Lenovo XClarity’s systems management capabilities and delivers new value to business and IT executives. Furthermore, the speed with which Centerity could be implemented, configured, and start generating value, was another key differentiator.

Kamran Amini, GM & VP, Data Center Infrastructure at Lenovo said, “The combination of Centerity and Lenovo solutions enables us to deliver the best experience for SAP HANA customers by providing complete, end-to-end performance analytics for complex IT environments. When combined with Lenovo systems, Centerity’s unique capabilities for monitoring and managing data center landscapes, including SAP HANA environments, helps ensure Lenovo customers experience maximum performance, reliability and return from their investment.”

Roi Keren, CEO of Centerity Systems said, “Being selected as a Lenovo partner reinforces the importance of Centerity’s approach to BSM and IT operational analytics. Our customers are receiving both top-line and bottom-line results, reporting reduced IT downtime, faster mean-time-to-restore (MTTR), and fewer false positives, which results in better SLA performance, increased reliability, and higher CSAT scores, all of which improves their ability to generate new business.”

 

Centerity Systems Secures $10 Million Strategic Investment by Merlin International

Investment enables joint collaboration and global distribution of secure, enterprise-class performance analytics and business services management solutions

NEWTON, Mass. & VIENNA, Va.–Centerity, the leading provider of advanced performance analytics and business services management (BSM) for complex technology environments (IT & IoT), today announced it has received $10 million in funding from Merlin International, a provider of cybersecurity solutions that enable organizations to protect their most critical business assets. Centerity intends to use the proceeds of the new investment to double its Research & Development (R&D) center and expand its sales, marketing, and distribution organizations.

Centerity’s platform is particularly well-suited for complex IT and IoT environments, especially those that manage IT for multiple organizations or that oversee a mix of on-premise, Cloud, and Edge devices. The platform enables organizations to rapidly achieve real-time, end-to-end visibility of their entire information and operational technology (IT/OT) environments, to accurately measure the service level (SLA) of each critical business service and process, and to quickly recognize and repair problems and potential problems.

Merlin’s Chairman and CEO, David Phelps, stated, “The Centerity platform is extremely well suited for the complex IT environments of today and tomorrow. With Merlin’s investment, we are confident that Centerity can not only accelerate its R&D process, but also leverage the vast sales and distribution channels that Merlin has built over the past 20 years. We see strong synergy for our product offerings, R&D collaboration and sales expansion.”

Centerity’s unique technology offers a single software platform that can collect, combine and analyze any data metric from any IT and IoT layer, and uses advanced visualization tools to present an accurate status for each business service/process. Customers report up to 80 percent cost reduction for NOC operations including redundant monitoring, faster response (MTTR), and real-time business and operational SLA dashboards for the managerial levels. The company serves hundreds of customers worldwide, including enterprise organizations, managed service providers (MSPs) and technology manufacturers (OEMs). Among those clients are Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, hardware manufacturers and more.

“The vision of Centerity is to meet the urgent need for a platform that provides end-to-end, unified performance analytics and BSM, which is reinforced by years of IT experience,” said Roi Keren, President & CEO of Centerity. “Following this investment, we will expand the capabilities of our technology, including machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and further automation of BSM analysis. We are delighted that Merlin International is now a partner in this effort and with its support and experience we intend to accelerate our business activities.”

The frequent changes and rapid rollout of new technologies place an extraordinary burden on organizations that must monitor and control the IT/OT environment. Without real-time measurement of critical business and operational services, these changes force many organizations into a constant state of chaos. The traditional response has been to build or buy specialized monitoring systems, often resulting in dozens of different tools. The result has been long delays to urgent problems and an inability to manage and maintain business continuity. Centerity’s unique solution enables IT organizations and managers across all departments to oversee the entire environment via a single-pane-of-glass and to efficiently manage their critical business services.

About Merlin International

Merlin International is a leading provider of next-generation cybersecurity solutions that protect government and commercial organizations. Merlin offers a broad portfolio of solutions that secure the enterprise from end points to networks, from governance to risk management, from infrastructure to information. Combining solutions with deep industry expertise and experience, Merlin delivers the cybersecurity solutions that organizations need to protect their most critical business assets, while furthering their mission. Merlin is headquartered in Englewood, CO, with government operations in Vienna, VA.

 

Centerity signed ISC group as new reseller in Italy

Centerity Systems Inc., the leading provider of unified IT performance analytics and business service management solutions, entered into a partnership with Information Sharing Company (ISC), Italy’s leader in data management & integration.

Enterprises that adopt the use of Performance Analytics software solution for managing their IT environment need the ability to identify adverse effects on the performance and reliability of their critical IT processes. Centerity’s automated topology and dependency maps recognize problems across the entire IT environment which is a critical information for improving service levels and customers satisfaction.

ISC will provide support to accelerate the integration of Centerity solution and its added-value services into large and medium-sized businesses  through enterprise-level engagements in Italy.  Leonardo Rossiello, CEO of ISC: “ISC has always been at the forefront in developing and strengthening partnerships and trade agreements aimed at broadening supply and creating new exciting opportunities. That is why we have been very enthusiastic about the agreement with Centerity, so that it can be located in Italy by expanding its market, relying on ISC support firmly on their side in this ambitious journey”.

From right to Left: Liraz Marcovici, Pre sales Engineer, EMEA, Centerity; Leonardo Rossiello, CEO, I.S.C; Matan Reiman, VP Sales, EMEA, Centerity

Antonio Martino, partner ar ISC: “Partnership with Centerity is a mutual opportunity. Centerity will rely on the strong foundation of an IT company like ISC, well-established in the Italian market, on the other hand ISC, it may increase the expectations of developing its services”.

Matan Reiman, VP Sales, EMEA of Centerity said, “Centerity is pleased to embrace ISC as a partner as part of our ongoing process of expansion in the Italian market. ISC brings added value and new opportunities in new segments in the Italian market. Reiman continued, “Our joined target is to deep Centerity awareness in Italy. I’m sure our partnership with ISC will allow companies to improve SLA and improve their IT performance”.  

Marty Pejko, COO of Centerity congratulated the new partnership and said: “Centerity’s customers regularly report reduced downtime, faster mean-time-to-repair (MTTR), and fewer no-trouble-found (NTF) and false positive service calls. As a result, these companies are experiencing better service level agreement (SLA) performance, increased quality, and higher customer satisfaction”.

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Centerity Systems Announces Support for Kubernetes

Newton, MA — October 31, 2017 — Centerity Systems Inc., the leading provider of unified IT & IoT performance analytics and business service management solutions, today announced that it supports Kubernetes, the most widely-used, open-source container management system. Centerity’s support for Kubernetes enables enterprises to safeguard the performance and service levels (SLA) of business processes and workflows that utilize application containers, which are often spread across clusters of hosts.

Enterprises that adopt the use of containers for critical business processes need the ability to identify adverse effects on the performance and reliability of those processes. Centerity’s automated topology and dependency mapping recognizes problems in other IT layers/components that may have a cause-effect impact on the container application, either upstream or downstream from the container, which is critical information for improving service levels and CSAT. Compared to traditional IT and Operations Management/ Analytics tools (ITOM/ITOA), Centerity reduces the number of false positives (false alarms) that distract system administrators resulting in more focused efforts where it matters most, at the source of the problem. One customer has estimated that Centerity has reduced MTTR by as much as 80%.

“We have a long history supporting both containers and open source software, which makes Kubernetes support a logical decision”.

Marty Pejko, COO of Centerity Systems said, “We have a long history supporting both containers and open source software, which makes Kubernetes support a logical decision. Given all the advantages of virtualization and containerization, Centerity is pleased to be the only software company to deliver performance analytics that fully support these technologies at the enterprise level. Whether containers are deployed on Converged or Hyperconverged architectures (CI/HCI), in the Cloud, on-prem, hybrid, or in a multi-tenanted environment, Centerity ensures businesses achieve the highest performance and reliability at the lowest possible cost.” Pejko continued, “Centerity’s customers regularly report reduced downtime, faster mean-time-to-repair (MTTR), and fewer no-trouble-found (NTF) and false positive service calls. As a result, these companies are experiencing better service level agreement (SLA) performance, increased quality, and higher customer satisfaction (CSAT) and net promoter scores (NPS).”

Centerity’s solutions help companies identify IT and IoT/IIoT system dependencies that act as performance bottlenecks, and to reduce the variation (increase consistency) in how performance problems are addressed. In this way Centerity, paired with Kubernetes, is a critical component of lean and six-sigma (LSS) initiatives and plays a critical role in ensuring profitability.

About Centerity

Centerity’s award winning software provides a unified enterprise-class IT performance analytics platform that improves performance and reliability of business services to ensure availability of critical systems. By delivering a consolidated view across all layers of the technology stack including, applications, Big Data, operating systems, database, storage, compute, security, networking, Cloud, Edge, and IoT/IIoT devices, Centerity provides an early warning of performance issues along with corrective action tools to quickly isolate faults and identify root causes.

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Dalia Perl Olshvang, Marketing Manager

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CENTERITY AT GLOBAL SAP TECHED 2017: SUPPORTING COMMUNITY INNOVATION AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Last  month in Las Vegas, Marty Pejko met with SAP experts and community leaders to discuss how Big Data (HANA, Hadoop) customers can capture critical performance and operational analytics to help maximize the return on its investments.

 Marty also met our long-time partners Dell-EMC (Vblock, VxRail, Vision), Cisco (FlexPod), Nutanix and Pure Storage (FlashStack).

While converged and hyperconverged architectures will speed deployments, these by themselves lack comprehensive performance and operational analytics at the Application and OS layers, where 90% of failures occur. This is where Centerity comes in. 

Marty Pejco, COO Centerity with Lawrence Wilcox, Director of Strategic Alliance, Nutanix

Centerity can capture all performance and operational metrics from the Application, OS and Infrastructure Layers, correlating these metrics across all domains to provide smart impact, alerting and root cause analysis. Furthermore, if multiple systems or architectures are involved, Centerity’s visualization tools can simplify the operations of these complex environments in immediately intuitive ways.

ABOUT CENTERITY

Centerity’s award winning software provides a unified enterprise-class IT performance analytics platform that improves performance and reliability of business services to ensure availability of critical systems. By delivering a consolidated view across all layers of the technology stack including, applications, Big Data, operating systems, database, storage, compute, security, networking, Cloud, Edge, and IoT/IIoT devices, Centerity provides an early warning of performance issues along with corrective action tools to quickly isolate faults and identify root causes.

 

SAP HANA Webinar

Watch our SAP HANA Best Practices Webinar with Symmetry!

This webinar focuses on best practices for full-stack, performance monitoring of SAP HANA environments. How to align business applications and business services to organizational goals. Discussion on in-memory database monitoring. The correlation between SAP HANA health and infrastructure/OS layers, key performance metrics, and monitoring solutions to consider. Plus monitoring experiences from the experts!

The featured presenter is Tyler Constable, Client Manger at Symmetry™, an SAP-certified partner for SAP Hosting, Cloud, and SAP HANA® Operations. Symmetry is one of the largest U.S. based SAP technical firms with over 100 SAP Basis and Security consultants in the industry. One of only a handful of SAP partners in North America certified in SAP HANA; Operations, Hosting, and Cloud Services. Symmetry is an Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) Gold Affiliate partner and long-time supporter of the ASUG mission to empower and educate SAP users.

What You’ll Learn:
• New principles of SAP HANA business environment monitoring
• How to isolate performance issues proactively
• Silos of data vs. a single pane of glass
• Key metrics in SAP HANA environments
• Adding value to executives in organization
• Practical monitoring considerations

View The Webinar Here!

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CENTERITY SYSTEMS ANOUNCES STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH INGRAM MICRO

Newton, MA — October 10, 2017 — Centerity Systems Inc., the leading provider of unified IT performance analytics and business service management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader delivering a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world.

Under the terms of the new agreement, Ingram Micro’s Advanced Solutions Division will provide sales and support to accelerate the adoption of Centerity technology into key markets (SIs, MSPs, CSPs, and Resellers), from small-and-medium businesses (SMB) through enterprise-level engagements in the U.S and Canada.

Donald Scott, Sr. Manager, Emerging Vendor Initiative, Advanced Solutions at Ingram Micro said, “Ingram Micro is pleased to collaborate with Centerity Systems to help our channel partners improve the performance and reliability of their information and operations technology. Centerity’s solutions have a track record for delivering guaranteed service levels in record time without compromising quality and CSAT metrics,” said Scott. “Ingram Micro’s sales force is excited about the addition of Centerity Systems to its portfolio and enable channel partners to deliver complete, end-to-end performance analytics coverage for all IT, IoT and operational environments with greater ease and efficiency.”

Marty Pejko, COO of Centerity Systems said, “We are pleased to be a part of Ingram Micro’s Advanced Solutions portfolio. Ingram Micro’s market presence will improve Centerity’s branding and visibility to all verticals,” said Pejko. “Centerity’s customers regularly report reduced downtime, faster mean-time-to-repair (MTTR), and fewer no-trouble-found (NTF) and false positive service calls. As a result, these companies are experiencing better service level agreement (SLA) performance, increased quality, and higher customer satisfaction (CSAT) scores.”

Centerity’s solutions help companies identify IT and IoT/IIoT system dependencies that act as performance bottlenecks, and to reduce the variation (increase consistency) in how performance problems are addressed. In this way, Centerity is a critical component of lean and six-sigma (LSS) initiatives and plays a critical role in ensuring profitability. Centerity was added to the Advanced Solutions Division following a thorough evaluation of its performance analytics capabilities for big data (SAP HANA, Hadoop, etc.) and Converged/ Hyper-converged environments (VxBlock, VxRail, FlexPod, Pure Storage – FlashStack, Nutanix, etc.).

About Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. Discover how Ingram Micro can help you Realize the Promise of Technology. More at www.ingrammicro.com.

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Centerity Supports Elasticsearch!

Full-Stack Performance Analytics for Enterprise Search Engine

Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine based on Lucene.  It has a full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents. Elasticsearch was developed in Java and released as open source under an Apache License.  Elasticsearch is currently the most popular open source enterprise-class search engine on the market today.

Centerity’s Service Pack for Elasticsearch provides end-to-end performance analytics and process views of Elasticsearch deployments.  This Service Pack collects and analyzes all critical Elasticsearch KPIs and can correlate these performance metrics with KPIs from other supporting technologies to do cross-domain impact, trend and root cause analysis reducing operational complexity, MTTR, and OPEX.  Centerity’s End User Experience and Business Service Management (BSM) features can provide management with proactive business intelligence and take proactive actions to optimize performance while minimizing disruptions.

The following is a sample set of Elasticsearch metrics that can captured and analyzed with other systemic KPIs to provide real-time and history service levels:  Check Nodes, Master Node, Node Disk Percent, Node Shards, Node Stats, Data Nodes, Cluster Shards, Cluster Status – Nodes Shards, Cluster Shard Balance, Shard State Details, Disk Balance, Doc Count, Field data Volume, Index Exists, Replicas, Settings, Shards, Stats and Shard State Details.

 

Centerity Attends Cisco EMEAR PVT IoT 2017

Centerity Systems participates in Cisco EMEAR PVT IoT event in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This is a 3 Day event for Cisco partners and mainly focus on IoT solutions by Cisco along with 3rd party solutions from its partners. During the event, Centerity presented its unique IoT offering running on Centerity’s new Version 4. Centerity also revealed its unique discovery engine for dynamic IoT environments, allowing quick deployment of micro services for edge devices.

Cisco EMEAR PVT

According to Centerity VP Sales, EMEA, Matan Reiman, “Our strong partnership with Cisco offers a unique solution for measuring SLA in IoT environments, making sure businesses and processes are up and running as they should. We wish to assist customers and partners by making IoT adaptation easier to implement and maintain.”

Cisco EMEAR PVT

Centerity’s head of IoT Solutions, Asaf Ezra also added, “Centerity approach of IoT continues deployment dramatically reduces time-to-market and provides a fast response to ongoing changes in the organization echo systems”

Cisco EMEAR PVT

Full-Stack Performance Analytics for Pure

Delivering Holistic Visibility and Business Service Management (BSM) to FlashArray, FlashBlade, and FlashStack.

FlashStack

Overview

The Pure Storage FlashArray family delivers software-defined all-flash power and reliability for every need and every budget, from the entry-level FlashArray/M10 to the new FlashArray//X – the first mainstream 100% NVMe, enterprise-class all-flash array. The FlashArray model enables organizations to consolidate and accelerate workloads while enjoying proven 99.9999% availability, completely non-disruptive operations, and support that’s above and beyond.

Pure’s FlashStack Converged Infrastructure (CI) is a flexible, all-flash converged infrastructure solution that brings the flash revolution to your data center, faster. It combines the latest in compute, network, storage hardware and virtualization software, into a single, integrated architecture that speeds time to deployment, lowers overall IT costs, and reduces deployment risk. FlashStack CI provides the performance and reliability business-critical applications demand.

Centerity brings its industry-leading full-stack Performance Analytics and BSM Platform for Service Assurance to IT environments containing Pure FlashArrays, FlashBlades, or FlashStack products. Centerity’s unified software platform breaks down data silos by extending its performance and availability monitoring across the entire stack from the infrastructure layer to the application layer. By covering every technology layer, from the resident infrastructure to the critical applications, operating systems and databases running on it, Centerity can deliver service-centric business intelligence that enables Pure users to focus on the health of their business, not their infrastructure.

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Full-Stack Performance Analytics for Pure

 

March 30th, Turin, Italy – IoT Conference, Enriching Your Business Decisions

On March 30th Centerity Systems, together with its Italian local distributor, TAG, presented at the main IoT conference in Turin, Italy in order to share Centerity’s unique Performance Analytics offering for the Internet of Things (IoT). The conference focused on the increasing demand for IoT in regards to Services, Applications, Architecture, Security and much more. Most participants were C-Level, Managers, Solution-Architects, Consultants and procurement personnel mainly from Industrial, Services, IT and the Public Administration sector, scouting for solutions, knowledge, and idea-sharing in this new world of IoT.

We at Centerity had the opportunity to interact with many of the attendees that came to hear about our Performance Analytics Platform, learning about the SLA challenges and solutions in IoT. Centerity and TAG demonstrated the unique Business Service Management ability to provide impact analysis on IoT processes by capturing all OT/IT metrics for each technology or layer – creating a business model scheme including systemic health views.

During the event, our VP of Sales for EMEA, Matan Reiman, presented the importance of embracing an SLA concept while entering the IoT arena, especially in order to ensure all Business Services are performing in accordance with business demands. Reiman mentioned the new challenges in IoT and the importance of having one platform that can analyze all new technology metrics creating data-driven decisions. He also referred to Centerity’s partnership with GE & Cisco and the importance of having a “Service Guardian,” not only, but mainly in the Industrial IoT Sector.

In summary, Centerity presented its ability to help organizations leverage IoT/IIoT to become data-driven, thus becoming more productive and efficient while having a unique competitive advantage in their market. By doing so Centerity can dramatically improve the performance of systems, business processes, and productivity.

For more information and to see a demo, please contact us at:

Centerity, EMEA ([email protected]), +972 09 7658080

TAG Distribution, ITALY ([email protected]), +39 059 8677790

Real-Time Performance Analytics for Industrial IoT: Engaging Operational Technology

The Lack of Real-Time Performance Analytics in Industrial IoT

In our latest webinar, presented by Altoros, we look at the looming challenge in Industrial IoT of not only connecting and managing operational technology (OT), but how to connect them meaningfully and reliably to the traditional IT and business processes they power.

For those who may not know, OT comprises the hardware and software systems that monitor and control physical equipment. It includes devices, sensors, and software that identify and detect a change in physical devices, processes, and events within an enterprise IT infrastructure.

Alliance Manager John Speck explains how Centerity is simplifying Industrial IoT environments by providing a single console for managing connected devices, monitoring IT system performance, and watching the flow of data throughout the entire ecosystem.

A Single Pane of Glass

    “What’s crucial is translating technology data into business meaning,” John explains. “You have to look at the environment holistically, so you can see every potential point of failure and see the impact of one aspect on another. Once you’ve aligned all the devices within an IIoT infrastructure and the applications on either the edge, cloud or on-prem, then you can represent all of it as a business service instead of just seeing silos of data.”

Challenges and Requirements

IIoT environments are necessarily complex:

  • Multiple communication methods complicate connectivity and interoperability
  • Diverse data models increase ecosystem management complexity
  • Service use case and ecosystem definitions change after deployment
  • Custom-made sensors and actuators are expensive

There are also critical requirements to meet:

  • Dynamic ecosystem scalability and maintenance
  • Adjusting COTS devices to the ecosystem’s security and communication requirements with no firmware changes
  • Secure device intercommunication across the entire ecosystem
  • Potential need to switch out devices and change protocol methods over time, resulting in a constant flux of data types and flows

In the end, there’s a requirement for wide connectivity support for almost any communication method, protocol, and IT technology. So, you need a single abstract service model that translates IoT device data models at runtime into business and operational service views. Another key aspect is a connected abstraction layer that manages disparate devices through an API translator. Then you can combine your common abstract language with all the device-specific languages and low-level code. The result is a look at performance data that is presented according to business processes.

An End-to-End Approach

Centerity gives you the ability to scan, discover, and add any device/app on the network, then visualize the environment end-to-end, correlate performance data from every technology layer, and integrate the platform with any associated service to feed data to. This could be a service desk, an ERP system, or whatever you have using the data. Then, you can organize the environment to analyze it through the single pane of glass, according to whatever is most critical to running your business.

So, bridging Operational Technology and IT allows for improving business/process health with minimal unplanned downtime. As a result, mean-time-to-repair decreases while improving efficiency and troubleshooting process and enabling a proactive approach of an IoT/IIoT deployment.

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Italy’s IoT Conference

March 30th Turin, Italy – Centerity will be presenting its unique IoT offering in cooperation with our Italian Distributer TAG!

According to Matan Reiman, Centerity VP of Sales, EMEA:

“Centerity’s ability to provide end-to-end analytics for IoT platforms will assist customers and service providers to measure SLA efficiently, allowing deep correlation between IT and OT environments.”

The IoT performance and analytics solution will be shown on Centerity’s NEW Version 4 platform, which recently went GA. Come visit our booth and start enriching your business decisions!

Learn more about Italy’s IoT Conference here.

About Centerity

Centerity’s an award winning unified enterprise-class IT Performance Analytics Platform that improves Performance and Reliability of business services to ensure availability of critical systems. By delivering a consolidated view across all layers of the technology stack, including, applications, big data, operating systems, database, storage, compute, security, networking, cloud, edge AND IoT/IIoT devices, Centerity provides an early warning of performance issues along with corrective action tools to quickly isolate faults and identify root causes.

 

Unified Performance Analytics for SmartStack

SmartStack

While business needs drive IT, SmartStack combined with Centerity makes sure every demand gets answered. SmartStack is a scalable, converged solution containing both performance compute and storage that provides modular capacity on demand while keeping operational complexity, Mean Time to Restore (MTTR) and OPEX low. The combination of SmartStack and Centerity simplifies IT operations and performance analytics due to the ease of managing. SmartStack paired with Centerity provides configurable Business Service Management (BSM) process views and in-depth performance analytics for full-stack, out-of-the-box coverage that creates a business intelligence layer across the entire environment.

The combination of SmartStack and Centerity lets IT focus on application-centric business services rather than separate technology domains as isolated silos of data. Allowing IT to act more strategically – proactively delivering mission critical application like Big Data (e.g., SAP HANA, Hadoop, Oracle, NoSQL) or key delivery platforms (e.g., Docker Containers, OpenStack, ServiceNow) rather than struggling reactively to maintain legacy systems. These critical applications will enjoy a huge boost in performance and productivity allowing the business to achieve data-driven business decisions quickly, reliably, and on time.

Nimble’s InfoSight

Nimble’s InfoSight, a cloud-based, machine learning tool, provides internal insights into the performance across the hardware infrastructure stack, including the VM layer and the health of the storage array. InfoSight, together with Centerity’s end-to-end performance analytics platform eliminates the visibility gaps between applications and hardware, providing both bottom-up and top-down visibility, transforming silos of data into actionable intelligence.

SmartStack, an integrated infrastructure solution offered by Cisco and Nimble Storage, combines Cisco’s Unified Computing SystemTM (UCS) with Nimble’s Predictive Flash platform to deliver speed, scale, and simplicity to next-gen data center applications. To accelerate infrastructure deployment and reduce risk, SmartStack is backed by Cisco Validated Designs (CVD), providing pre-tested and pre-validated solutions to cover a diverse and growing set of critical application needs. SmartStack with Centerity delivers a single pane of glass, tops down global application performance analytics platform that can transform your data center into a cohesive IT environment that is fast, agile, smart, secure, and cost-effective.

 Centerity, used by Cisco & Managed Services (CMS), provide full-stack performance analytics and service assurance to their clients’ entire environment for Big Data Layer Applications (SAP HANA, Hadoop (Cloudera, MapR, and Hortonworks)), provides infrastructure-to-application coverage for real-time performance analytics and cross-domain impact, trend, and root cause analysis. With Business Service Level awareness in mind, SmartStack with Centerity’s Business Intelligence Layer can provide controlled roll-outs while reducing operational complexity, MTTR, and OPEX making IT service and application centric.

About Cisco and Nimble Storage

Cisco and Nimble Storage jointly developed SmartStack integration infrastructure solutions that allow customers to accelerate business, ensure performance and availability through predictive analytics, and drive down data center costs. SmartStack, backed by Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs), white papers, and reference architectures combine the Nimble Predictive Flash platform with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). SmartStack simplifies management and support of the entire infrastructure stack by providing an integrated platform of computing, networking, and storage resources.

Learn more about SmartStack at Cisco.com or NimbleStorage.com!

Learn more about Cisco UCS!

Learn more about Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform!

Download the Unified Performance Analytics for SmartStack Solution Brief!

Centerity Brings Predictive Performance Analytics to the Harris VIDA® Emergency Communications Platform

The Harris Voice, Interoperability, Data, and Access (VIDA) Platform

The Harris VIDA services platform provides Critical Services, Converged Communications, and Integrated Applications within a fully scalable, full-featured communications (PSPC) market.

VIDA is a fully integrated solution providing unified interoperable communications for voice, data, and applications across a multitude of technologies ranging from LMR narrowband to LTE broadband data networks. By providing optimal technologies that meet each user’s needs, the VIDA services platform supports the co-mingling of selected technologies that best serve the diverse needs of all user groups operating on the system. VIDA core networks are widely deployed in hundreds of public safety systems today, providing mission-critical communications to hundreds of local, state, and federal enterprises and agencies.

Centerity’s Unified IT Analytics Platform

In order for Harris to offer deeper analytics and management of the emergency communications solutions to its clients, it requires a flexible IT monitoring solution that scales to provide real-time business process views of performance and availability, while being robust and flexible enough to incorporate a vast array of constantly shifting advanced communications technologies. The Centerity solution offers an enhanced analytics solution to the extensive infrastructure of the VIDA platform including Harris’s own multi-channel MASTR V sites, Cisco routers, Symphony™ Dispatch Consoles, and many other proprietary and third party devices.

“We felt Harris needed a carrier-class IT Analytics platform that could supplement its existing monitoring capabilities, as well as provide enriched performance metrics,” says Centerity COO Marty Pejko. “Due to the unique advantages of our unified platform deliverable as a single software appliance, we were the only solution that could offer Harris and its clients the coverage capabilities needed to stay on top of all the critical IT services involved.”

Next Generation Partners: Centerity and Harris

This OEM relationship will transform the emergency network solutions landscape. Combining Centerity’s unique fully-featured, unified, approach to IT monitoring with Harris’s vast communications infrastructure options will serve as notice to the entire industry that there is a better way to analyze and manage emergency communications technology.

“We are very excited about the added value we’ll be passing on to our clients with Centerity,” says Joel Morgan, Engineering Manager at Harris Communications. “The cornerstone of Harris’ business is the reliability and extensibility of our clients’ networks. These clients cannot afford any downtime and we’ve found an ideal partner in Centerity to help us achieve the system performance and availability our customers demand.”

For more information on Harris’ PSPC Solution visit: www.pspc.harris.com

Click here to download our solution overview on Harris VIDA!

 

What to Expect in Centerity Version 4

For much of 2016, we’ve been hard at work creating our new and most advanced IT performance analytics and Business Service Management (BSM) platform – Centerity Version 4!

 

It’s going GA within the next few weeks and brings the most innovative performance analytic technology for Enterprises, MSPs, technology vendors, and cloud providers. It contains exclusive functionalities and advanced coverage for all cutting edge technologies including; IoT, Converged/Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Big Data, private and public clouds, and any hybrid environment!

 

We’re far too excited to keep this to ourselves any longer, so without further ado, here’s the sneak peek highlights of Version 4:

 

  • Advanced Topology Discovery and Device Awareness – Powerful topology discovery for optimal visualization supporting automatic dependency mapping and root cause analysis (RAC).

Typology Awareness

 

  • Next generation of our BSM module includes business impact visibility with enhanced multi-layer views.

Business Service

 

  • Enhanced Operational Console – Customizable and configurable to individual requirements.

Event Console

 

  • Advanced BSM Hypermap – Auto mapping of business services asset with real-time SLAs and fast failure isolation.

Hyper Map

 

Hyper Map

 

  • New GUI – Most advanced visualization features for customized executive and administrative dashboards, BSM, real-time layouts, and more!

 

Centerity's Dashboard

 

Active Directory Server

 

  • New Reports Center – Over 14 new report templates for system admins, technology managers, and business executives.

Centerity Reports Center

 

  • New Powerful Back-End Collectors – Supporting any type and amount of data collection.
  • IoT Discovery Engine – End-to-End coverage of IoT operational chains from end points like sensors and medical devices through the edge and up to the cloud and analytics applications.

 

What else is there to look forward to?

  • Secure Password Vault with new, secure, log-in/log-out and advanced security layers.
  • Enhanced RESTful-API capabilities and fast integration with any 3rd party system.
  • Automatic orchestration of Centerity VIA API.
  • Enhanced Discovery Capabilities – VMware extensions, tracking features, automatic discovery scheduling, and device awareness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been a massive re-design project and we have no doubts that our customers and partners will love it!

 

Version 4 Demo

 

Centerity Blast – Cloud Hosted Monitoring on AWS!

First & Only Enterprise Class IT Monitoring Platform in the Cloud for Frictionless Extensibility and Scalability

 

BOSTON – October 18th, 2016 — Centerity Systems, Inc. today announces its availability as a cloud hosted solution on AWS Marketplace.  Centerity is the pioneer vendor of a next-gen, end-to-end IT performance monitoring platform. Made for complex, hybrid environments (physical, virtual, application and cloud). Making Centerity Monitor the first and only enterprise and carrier class IT monitoring platform in the cloud for frictionless extensibility and scalability.

 

Centerity can monitor any device, application, or technology layer. Whether on-prem, in public or private clouds, collocated, distributed, or in remote locations. Centerity’s vast collection of enterprise and carrier class features are bundled into a unified platform (e.g., Business Service Management (BSM) process views, automatic discovery, dependency mapping, root cause analysis and proactive actions). It’s the only service-centric monitoring platform serving mid to large enterprises and managed and cloud service providers. With an all-in-one, cloud hosted software appliance, Centerity delivers the convenience of SaaS without having to sacrifice the performance, flexibility, and customizability that only Centerity can deliver. This new delivery model will reduce operational complexity, MTTR, and OPEX. Thus bringing Centerity’s Business Intelligence Layer and performance analytics to cloud-oriented customers. This new offering helps customers successfully roll-out enterprise and carrier class monitoring services on demand for assets in the cloud, on-prem, or operations that span both.

 

“Traditional SaaS monitoring solutions have focused on SMBs offering limited coverage and deployment options,” says Marty Pejko, COO of Centerity.  “With this announcement, Centerity is making available its enterprise and carrier class monitoring platform to mid and large enterprises and MSPs/CSPs who want the convenience of cloud-based SaaS while being highly configurable to meet the complex and varied needs of enterprises.  Now they have Centerity in the cloud with Centerity Blast!”

 

Per McKinsey & Co. in a recent survey, “77% of companies in 2015 used traditionally built IT infrastructure as the primary environment for at least one workload, and that the percentage of such deployments will drop to 43% in 2018.”  Centerity is ready to facilitate this transition while understanding that customers will need holistic monitoring and control functions for both cloud and on-prem assets via a single platform for some time to come.

 

View Centerity Monitor on AWS Marketplace

Or Read How Centerity Monitor supports Amazon CloudWatch for AWS.

 

About Centerity

Centerity Systems, Inc. is the pioneer vendor of a next-gen, end-to-end, IT monitoring platform. Made for complex, hybrid environments (physical, virtual, application and cloud). Centerity Monitor provides real-time business value and business analytics. Giving you the status, performance, and availability of all IT assets whether in the cloud or on-prem. Our unique, unified platform was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in ITOM. Centerity serves the needs of both IT executives and administrators while providing a complete Business Intelligence Layer across all IT assets. With our Business Service Management (BSM) capabilities, we give cross technical and functional domain impact and trend analysis.

 

 


 

Press Contact:

Erika Anderson

Marketing Manager

Centerity Systems
154 Wells Avenue
Newton MA, 02459
(617) 431-1959

[email protected]

 

Centerity, Centerity Systems, Centerity Monitor and Centerity Blast are trademarks or registered trademarks of Centerity Systems, Inc., Centerity LTD., or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.  All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

 

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Centerity Announces Support for Docker Containers

Supporting the Frictionless Movement of Applications!

 

BOSTON – September 28th, 2016 — Centerity Systems, Inc. today announces its monitoring support for the DockerTM containerization platform.  Centerity is the vendor of the premier next-gen, end-to-end IT performance monitoring platform for complex, hybrid environments (physical, virtual, application, and cloud).  This comprehensive monitoring of Docker Containers will further support enterprises seeking environmental consistency, as well as greater application migration and operational efficiencies for virtualized applications.

 

Containerization is a method of virtualizing the operating system whereby applications and their dependencies are “contained” within resource-isolated processes.  Containers package the application code, runtime, system tools, libraries, and any other dependencies into a single wrapper to ensure that applications can be deployed quickly and reliably regardless of the deployment environment.  This provides for frictionless movement of applications between public and private clouds.  Containers also give organizations control over resources allocated to each container (memory, disk space, CPU) on an instance; thus, containerized applications can be scaled up or down dynamically.  Also, containers can be isolated or share resources for granular resource control.

 

Centerity gives complete visibility into these processes historically and in real-time to give administrators and executives actionable intelligence and analytics about performance, service levels, and availability of applications within containers, correlating data with the performance of the supporting infrastructure to facilitate frictionless application extensibility and scalability.  “Traditional application deployment struggled with variations in environmental dependencies and incompatibilities causing slow or limited application migration between public and private clouds,” says Marty Pejko, COO of Centerity. “With this announcement, Centerity signals its support for containerization and the virtualization of operating systems in addition to directly monitoring everything in the application and infrastructure layers to provide cross-domain impact and trend analysis.  Centerity’s end-to-end Business Intelligence Layer fills in the informational gaps that have traditionally hindered the movement of applications between public and private clouds.  Now, organizations can confidently move applications on demand while maintaining the visibility and control demanded by enterprises,” continues Marty.

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“Docker provides a completely open platform for developing distributed applications. Customers turn to Docker to build, run, and deploy portable cloud-ready applications” 

 

About Centerity

Centerity Systems, Inc. is the vendor of the premier next-gen, end-to-end IT monitoring platform for complex, hybrid environments (physical, virtual, application and cloud). Centerity Monitor provides real-time business value and business analytics regarding the status, performance, and availability of all IT assets whether in the cloud or on prem. Centerity’s unique, unified platform, named a Gartner Cool Vendor in ITOM, can serve the needs of both IT executives and administrators while providing a complete Business Intelligence Layer across all IT assets via cross-technical and functional domain impact and trend analysis through our Business Service Management (BSM) capabilities.

 


 

Press Contact:

Erika Anderson

Marketing Manager

Centerity Systems
154 Wells Avenue
Newton MA, 02459
(617) 431-1959

[email protected]

 

 

Centerity Joins NetApp Technology Alliance Program

Providing Full Stack Performance IT Monitoring of Big Data Applications on FlexPod

 

BOSTON – July 28th, 2016 – Centerity, the pioneer developer of a next-gen, unified performance monitoring and Business Service Management (BSM) platform for complex, hybrid environments, announces that it has joined NetApp’s Technology Alliance Program in support of FlexPod deployments of  Big Data Layer applications such as SAP HANA, Hadoop, and Oracle. This technical alliance will help Centerity provide NetApp’s clients with a business intelligence layer across its entire FlexPod® or next-gen data center environments delivering business analytics with proactive alerting and actionable intelligence to reduce operational complexity, MTTR, and OPEX.

 

With the introduction of Big Data platforms like SAP HANA and Hadoop, the need to simplify operational complexity and reduce MTTR and OPEX has never been greater.  What is needed is a business intelligence layer across the entire IT environment (physical, virtual, application, and cloud) to give both management and administrators real-time actionable intelligence regarding the status and performance of its key business processes.  This means collecting performance metrics not just from the infrastructure layer but also from the application layer, plus delivering the ability to correlate these metrics across these domains and present real-time operational analytics in a clear, intuitive way.

 

FlexPod provides a pre-tested, low-cost solution that is fully integrated: Cisco® Unified Computing System™ (UCS™) C-Series servers, NetApp® FAS Storage, Cisco Nexus® switches, and Cisco UCS Manager for an affordable, easy-to-deploy infrastructure solution.  This solution can reduce the number of servers and storage capacity required for Big Data applications, simplify the overall infrastructure, and present an optimized architecture with best-of-breed components.  FlexPod’s unique solution provides: (1) simplified management; (2) higher availability with less downtime; (3) flexible workload designs; (4) resiliency with hot spares and RAID protection; (5) improved storage efficiency and (6) efficient scaling.

 

“We are excited to partner with NetApp – the trusted leader in software, storage and converged and hyperconverged platforms,” said Marty Pejko, Chief Operations Officer for Centerity. “As demand for the Big Data Layer applications like SAP HANA and Hadoop continues to grow, NetApp and Centerity are well positioned to serve the increasing demand for these innovative platforms requiring speed, agility and service assurance.”

 

Centerity, through its Business Service Management (BSM) capabilities, can correlate performance metrics across all technology domains to display the status of critical business processes via executive dashboards. Also providing impact, trend, and root cause analytics for comprehensive service assurance.  To meet organizational service level requirements, two key capacities are essential.  First is the ability to anticipate problems and trigger an automated intervention before warnings become critical.  This is implemented by having both static and dynamic threshold alerts in place on both individual metrics and on overall business processes.  Second, because incidents usually impact more than one application, service dependency maps are key to performing rapid, root cause analysis. Centerity provides continuous threshold checks and alerts that can trigger an automated response based on the service dependency profiles on the platform.

 

 

 NetApp

About NetApp

Our mission has always been to help our customers achieve what matters most to them.

Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value our teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. Our team is passionate about customer success. Our company culture and work environment support that dedication. Together with our global network of partners, we are united in one goal: to help our customers achieve the outcomes that matter most to them.

Visit www.netapp.com for more.

 

 

Centerity BSM Monitoring for SAP HANA

About Centerity

Centerity Systems, Inc. is the pioneering vendor of a next-gen, end-to-end, IT monitoring platform for complex, hybrid environments (physical, virtual, application and cloud). Centerity Monitor provides business value and real-time business analytics regarding the status, performance and availability of all IT assets whether in the cloud or on prem. Centerity’s unique, unified platform, named a Gartner Cool Vendor in ITOM, can serve the needs of both IT executives and administrators while providing a complete Business Intelligence Layer across all IT assets via cross technical and functional domain impact and trend analysis through its Business Service Management (BSM) capabilities.  Learn more at www.centerity.com

 

Centerity, Centerity Systems and Centerity Monitor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Centerity Systems, Inc., Centerity LTD., or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.  All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

 

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Press Contact:

Erika Anderson

Marketing Manager

Centerity Systems
154 Wells Avenue
Newton MA, 02459
(617) 431-1959

[email protected]