FireScope Stratis Overview

FireScope accomplishes in a single, cloud-based product what the complex monitoring suites from the Big-4 (BMC, IBM, HP, CA Technologies) have been promising but ultimately failed to deliver; namely a single system of record for monitoring critical business services across your entire, global enterprise.

FireScope Stratis is revolutionizing the way enterprises monitor their environment by leveraging Big Data and cloud-scalability to break down traditional barriers in terms of scale, depth and breadth of monitoring capabilities. The solution extensively leverages automation to eliminate most of the effort that has traditionally been required to get good visibility, enabling organizations to use their first dashboards on day-1.

From a single dashboard, you get visibility across user experiences, virtualization, storage, applications and down to environmentals on an enterprise-scale platform with a Big Data (NoSQL) backend, enabling easy drill down from events to their root-cause and offering new insights on technology performance such as how customers are affected and the implications to the business.

Subscribe

An important differentiator for FireScope Stratis is its ability to collect both unstructured and structured data that exists within our customers' domain and then transform that data and relate it to their critical services. Subscribing to this data, which may reside in custom-built or proprietary applications, into management dashboards has traditionally been either impossible or required significant professional services. Until now.

  • Over 20+ native data collection protocols, including SNMP v1-3, optional agents, Syslog, User Experience Checks, Key API integrations and more.
  • Built from the ground up on a true Enterprise Service Bus platform, enabling unsurpassed capabilities to subscribe to any data source.
  • Opens data integration to the data streams in your world, while other products simply say "Sorry we don't support collection from that data source."
  • Flexible architecture of ESB means that future expansion is easily supported.
  • Data integration is achieved through web-based configuration, without costly custom programming to integrate ESB data sources.

Normalize

While many solutions claim to be enterprise scale, the fact is that most monitoring solutions are designed around a relational database (e.g. Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL), severely limiting realistic scalability, performance and their ability to effectively analyze incoming data. Big Data, or NoSQL, technologies get around these issues by fundamentally changing the way data is written, read and indexed. FireScope Stratis is the only Enterprise management platform that leverages Big Data, providing the solution with capabilities no other solution comes close to. Learn more

  • All incoming data is normalized and stored in single Big Data repository, enabling analysis across technology, geographical and vendor silos.
  • Incoming data is processed in a distributed manner across multiple application servers, enabling the solution to monitor extremely large environments without a performance penalty.
  • In addition to storing historic data, FireScope Stratis also calculates multiple trends for each attribute, enabling new possibilities in capacity or predictive analytics.

In FireScope Stratis, all data is written as rich objects stored in hierarchical documents. These documents use a flexible schema and can change dynamically as the data itself changes, and that flexibility enables FireScope to collect any type of data, regardless of format and size. This means that all data captured by FireScope can be analyzed against one another, regardless of the methodology of data collection or the format of the data, enabling more sophisticated event analysis. Furthermore, MongoDB offers the most advanced query capabilities of any document database in existance today. In other words, FireScope Stratis has the same complex analytical capabilities that Facebook uses to analyze the behavior patterns of its hundreds of millions of users.

Analyze

By mapping each asset and application with the critical services they contribute to and applying analysis in a way that takes these dependencies into account, FireScope can help organizations identify, respond and resolve service-impacting events faster and more effectively.

  • Technology assets are aligned to the critical services and revenue streams they contribute to for more meaningful analysis of performance.
  • User experience metrics are correlated with real-time data from the underlying technology, helping users understand the ripple effects of an event on users and customers.
  • Events generated by downstream dependencies are suppressed to prevent alert storms. For example, if a switch goes down you don't need alerts raised on every device connected to it. Instead, FireScope sends a single alert that describes the outage and which services are being impacted.
  • All of IT gets on the same page, eliminating the potential for the blame game.

Publish

The possibilities are endless to what can be done with the actionable intelligence generated by FireScope.

  • Highly customizable dashboards enable everyone from the CIO to system engineers get the visibility they need using the latest HTML5/CANVAS technologies.
  • Extensive integration support enable FireScope to trigger activity in third-party applications based on event activity. A prime example is ServiceNow.
  • As events or outages are detected, FireScope can notify appropriate users by email or SMS, with customizable escalation capabilities and work windows.
  • Powerful predictive analytics capability enable you to leverage deep historic trend data to more accurately predict potential requirements and workloads.

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Get the Big Picture

The average enterprise has over 16+ monitoring and management tools with virtually no integration. As a result, problems fall under the radar, take longer to fix, and IT's organizational credibility takes a hit. But there's a better way.

  • Consolidate monitoring across all data centers and business units into a single dashboard for a single record of truth.
  • Manage the complete service stack, from user experiences to environmentals and everything in between.
  • CIO's gain clear visibility into service health, while specialists and engineers get quick access to deep metrics to help them resolve issues faster.
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Get Ahead of Problems

Virtually every service failure presented early symptoms that, had the right people known about, could have helped prevent the outage. With FireScope, these early symptoms are instantly identified and automated remediation efforts begin.

  • All technology and business data is normalized into a single repository, enabling easier correlation of events across technology, geographical or vendor silos.
  • Complex trend and event analysis quickly identifies abnormal conditions and their potential for impacting user experiences, enabling prioritization based on business impact.
  • Predictive analytics enables forecasts of future requirements, enabling organizations to avoid issues caused by insufficient capacity.
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Reduce Your Workload

With legacy monitoring tools, configuration and maintenance are seemingly never ending projects, consuming considerable resources and time. With FireScope, we've taken every measure to leverage automation to lift work away from your team.

  • Powerful discovery enables auto-configuration of monitoring of your technology environment.
  • Automated maintenance and elastic scalability eliminates maintenance efforts.
  • No need for dozens or hundreds of servers onsite that require maintenance and configuration.
  • Bi-directional integration enables FireScope to trigger activity in third-party applications such as ServiceNow and others.
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Differentiated Value

Simplified Architecture

Single product solution versus complex suite of 18+ products required by Big-4 monitoring suites (BMC, HP, IBM, CA).

Reduced Footprint

Requires less than 50% of the physical hosts to operate, configure and maintain when compared with a legacy Big-4 suite.

Reduce Vendor/Product Sprawl

Opportunity for tool set consolidation to reduce overall M&S costs. Lowers the requirements or need for other 3rd Party Licensed products.

Business Metric Integration

Enables technology performance to be put in context to its impacts on the business.

Easy Data Integration

Our service bus capability allows for nearly code-less integration and correlation of structured & un-structured data.

Simplified, Right-Sized Cost Model

Licensing based simply on number of CI’s.

Increased Operational Efficiency

Reduces the amount of FTE headcount required to build out and maintain solution.

User Self-Service

A proven ability to deliver user self-service improves agility and lowers the cost and pressure on IT operations.

Big Data (NoSQL)

Single data repository with high performance business intelligence capabilities and built-in redundancy.

Elastic Scalability

Stratis has three independent layers of elastic scalability. More collect, compute and storage can be allocate automatically.

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