Up until this point, IT's strategic importance to the business has been typically underplayed - and with only 9% of IT departments admitting they use business related metrics to measure success, it's easy to see where this confusion lies. The business cares about applications, not servers and disks.
Unable to scale application-focused monitoring to their entire IT estate, IT are typically embroiled in a constant battle to make sense from all the infrastructure monitoring noise. Leaving very little time to focus on long-term, strategic projects. Ultimately, IT spend the majority of their time trying to figure out why one of their hundreds of apps are down.
Enter Squared Up 4.0 - true end-to-end application monitoring for all your business applications.
It's our mission to help our customers do more with the data they already have - and this starts with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Organizations don't need more data, they need context. Squared Up 4.0 leverages your existing investment in SCOM and puts all that juicy monitoring data in the context of key applications and services - helping IT to quickly isolate the root cause. Better yet, we can dynamically pull in information from all your other disparate monitoring tools, so you can build a comprehensive overview for application performance.
In short, it's Distributed Applications done right...
Join Matthew Long, host of our popular Coffee Break webinar series, as he delivers an in-depth training series for Squared Up 4.0. With help from special guests, Matthew runs through all the latest tweaks and enhancements, including: High Availability, Team Folders and our new Enterprise Application model.
Squared Up 4.0 sees a bunch of awesome new features added to the product, so many in fact, we couldn't do them justice on one page. Yes, you can still build awesome SCOM dashboards, but now you can do much, much more. Check out our little feature widget to see a few of the highlights.
It takes minutes to create dashboards using our fully interactive designer. We've also made sure you don't need to be a SCOM expert, so specialists across your IT organisation can build the views they need.
Go from zero to monitoring hero by publishing ready-made dashboards across your technology stack, built by experts in the community.
Saving the best until last, the Matrix tile combines multiple visualisations into compact, data-rich grids giving you at-a-glance dashboards for every scenario.
Model your applications and save discoveries into SCOM using the Squared Up Enterprise Application (EA) Designer - replacing traditional SCOM distributed applications.
At the heart of our Enterprise Application Monitoring solution is the ground-breaking VADA technology. VADA leverages the SCOM agent to dynamically map your applications across your infrastructure.
Use the EA Designer to configure URL or TCP- based outside-in availability monitoring of your applications, enabling you to surface meaningful application status dashboards and availability reporting to your business.
By working closely with our SCOM management pack partners, VADA also supports mapping across load balancers such as F5.
Map your applications down to the individual websites, services and databases using our ground-breaking VADA technology.
In addition to URL and TCP monitoring, our powerful custom PowerShell availability monitoring enables you to measure the availability of any application.
The EA Designer also allow you to automatically setup TCP availability monitoring of each of the application components, giving your teams meaningful alerts for fast issue identification.
Update your business dashboards with accurate availability information and meaningful status messages for your service desk and end users.
Configure availability monitoring, map your applications and model dependencies using the Squared Up Enterprise Application (EA) class. It's SCOM distributed applications done right.
There's a few options available to you - so please make sure you read through these next steps carefully before diving in.
Before diving in we recommend that you try Squared Up 4.0 in a non-production environment to explore all the new features first. With that in mind, all Squared Up customers are entitled to a free 30 day trial license key that provides access to all the new features - including EAM Plus - regardless of your current license edition.
Great stuff! This release is now production-ready and fully supported. However, before you dive in we recommend that you hop on over to our support site and check out the release notes first.
Next up is our upgrade assessment tool - you should run this to check whether your v3 environment is suitable to upgrade. And finally, once that's been ticked off, you will need to upgrade you licenses for the upgrade.
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