In Episode 83, Douglas Brown interviews Alex Bewley, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer and Nick Johnson, Director of Marketing at up.time software.. In this podcast Doug, Nick, and Alex will discuss the up.time solution for enterprise virtualization and physical systems management, how it works, what it takes to install, how and why a customer would benefit from it, plus much more.
What is up.time?
up.time is complete and cost-effective IT systems management software that provides highly scalable management, measurement, and monitoring from an easy-to-use console across environments (physical and virtual) platforms (VMware
, Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris, HP/UX, Novell), applications (Email, Web, CRM, ERP, WebLogic, WebSphere, etc), networks, and multiple datacenters.
up.time’s advanced VMware monitoring and reporting includes:
- Improve Visibility and Manageability: See all virtual and physical infrastructure (including applications) through role based dashboards. Minimize risk and downtime with one complete cross-platform solution.
- Enable Rapid Virtual Infrastructure Growth: Plan, consolidate, monitor, optimize, and automate the virtual infrastructure. Quickly see how to increase VM density to grow faster. Track and measure VM sprawl issues.
- Quickly Isolate Problems: Alerting, fast root-cause detection, and automated actions to stop outages from recurring in the future. Drill deep into advanced VMware metrics to optimize workloads for maximum density.
- Automatically Avoid Incidents Before They Occur: Easily automate actions to stop recurring and future outages with a deep integration with VMware’s vCenter Orchestrator.
- Immediate Cost Savings: with Per-Physical-Server Licensing and Quick deployment (in as little as one day)
About Alex Bewley, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Alex Bewley is a computer scientist with a B.Sc.H in Computer Science from Queen's University, and has over 12 years of professional experience in the computer industry in a variety of roles and disciplines. He brings an uncanny ability to understand and speak in both deeply technical and business terms, bridging the chasm between business needs and technology. Before uptime, Alex spent time with Sun Microsystems. Since 2000, when he co-founded uptime software, he has been instrumental in the development of their up.time™ software product.
About Nick Johnson, Director of Marketing
Nick Johnson joined uptime software in 2006 and has been in charge of growing the marketing presence of uptime during the past three years. Before joining uptime software, Nick spent 6 years with Microsoft in various roles. His roles there included running enterprise marketing for Canada West, as well as roles in Customer Loyalty and Experience, Public Relations, and Community Affairs. Nick also co-founded the Microsoft charity hockey team, which (during three years) raised over $100,000 for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and Ability Online. Nick holds an B.A in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Post-Graduate in Public Relations and Communications.
About Douglas Brown (Host of DABCC Radio)
Douglas Brown worked at Citrix
Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 at which time he was voted Systems Engineer of the Year 2002 by his peers and management at Citrix. He was awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft Corporation in 2005 through 2009 for his contributions to the industry. He was also a charter award winner of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) for his continued support of the Citrix community.
Mr. Brown authored the popular "Methodology in a Box" book covering best practice project management in a Citrix deployment and developed Advanced Print Manager, a software application for the management of printers in a server based computing environment.
Mr. Brown has earned worldwide recognition for his dedication to providing server-based computing and virtualization professionals with proven solutions for implementation, infrastructure design, time-saving utilities, performance tips and best practices. DABCC.com is one of the most frequently visited sites internationally for virtualization and server-based computing information and networking opportunities.
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