CA Spectrum replaced by AccelOps: News in brief

Texas radiology clinic replaced CA Technologies’ Spectrum monitoring suite with AccelOps to save on maintenance.

CA Spectrum replaced by AccelOps at Austin Radiological Association
In an effort to cut costs, the Austin Radiological Association said it replaced CA Spectrum monitoring software with a solution from AccelOps, the latest version of which adds role-based access control to tailor views and access based on users’ roles within an organization.

Geoff Christy, senior network engineer at the Austin, Texas-based firm, said AccelOps provides the same level of SNMP monitoring as CA Spectrum, plus non-invasive monitoring via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and improved visibility into Oracle and MySQL databases, all for a substantial savings.

In addition to support for role-based access control, AccelOps 3.1 features a “noise” reduction feature for suppressing extraneous alerts based on user-supplied policies; and broader support of VMware clusters and resource pools. AccelOps is available as either as Software as a Service or as a virtual appliance that runs on-site. Beyond monitoring, AccelOps also offers optional Security Information Event Management (SIEM) and Performance and Availability Monitoring (PAM) modules.

Eaton offers 400 volt PDUs
Trying to reduce power distribution costs in dense computing environments, Eaton Corp. now offers a 400 volt (V) configuration for its ePDU line of power distribution units. The new 400 V ePDU product is UL listed, uses IEC 60309 input connectors approved for use in North America, and comes in 20 and 30 amp configurations with monitoring and outlet switching capabilities. Ultimately, the 400 V ePDU allows servers to run at 230 V versus 208 V for increased efficiency and reduced distribution costs, the company claimed.

Zenoss analyzes hybrid environments
Zenoss said its new Zenoss Datacenter Insight provides unified reporting on the performance and availability of physical, virtual, on-site and cloud resources. With data from Zenoss Enterprise Monitoring, Datacenter Analytics provides a cross-domain analytic engine, plus reporting that can span the various resources. For cloud providers, Zenoss Datacenter Insight supports multi-tenancy and can provide tenants with an individual view of their environments.

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