We live in a different era

The IT world has changed drastically. DevOps and Agile shifted the focus to continuous delivery, rapid deployments, automation, IoT, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, subscription-based services, etc.

"As an I&O professional, you must be an enabler — embracing agile deployment models that include cloud, containers and micro services, managing an explosion of data, and achieving ever-rising service levels..." Infrastructure and Operations Leadership ..., Gartner

You work much more efficiently

But somehow it feels that you are now forced to manage an ever growing, more complex number of services, platforms, and technologies, while simultaneously expected to be faster than ever without letting go off legacy systems

You feel the pain when documentation and configurations start to lag behind

  • IT infrastructure and services are now in constant change: monitoring configurations, inventory reports, diagrams and documentation in general start to become a liability, it requires too much effort to find and update them

Services are now spread through locations around the world managed by different vendors

  • When a monitoring alert is triggered, it takes longer to find out where is the server, which are the impacted services and who are the stakeholders
  • Software and hardware need to be replaced much more frequently, security risks have multiplied, your staff is having a harder time generating the list of connected services to be certain of all dependencies when assessing impact
Increased complexity
Complexity exploded

From our experience, you have now anywhere between 50,000 and 250,000 "things" to manage: servers, virtualization platforms, storage, routers, network gear, IP networks, DNS/DHCP, load-balancers, organization charts, ACL's, appliances, vendors, data centers, racks, clusters, containers, cloud providers, environments, etc.
Successful IT operations in the present day can no longer be documented, monitored and inventoried using only the same systems built for the slow-changing IT world of the nineties.
You know there must be a better way

A better way
  • IT operations that fail to keep up are becoming obsolete, successful ones on the other hand have automated, relationship-aware, self-documenting systems that match the pace at what they are delivering results, in an way that allows them to share the same "big picture" across the organization
  • When an engineer is on-call, those systems work in concert to give a single, timely, aggregated message with valuable insight like: “25 servers are failing because the v_X storage volume is offline in the W4 region, this will impact the X business service within 2HRS, talk to Y manager to arrange for a fix and check ticket 123 for troubleshooting instructions”
Easily share data  

Successful organizations have accurate and relevant information, a true full-stack view of their systems and stakeholders,

all in one place,

allowing them to answer complex questions in seconds:

  • How many servers that were installed during the last month are not configured for backups?

  • Which virtual servers are not a dependency to a service exposed through CDN?

  • How much memory/CPU do I need to provision to make a copy of production?

  • What services are talking to another instance in a different region?
How can you do the same?  

How can you do the same?

Query frequently every IT infrastructure component for data. Save it as a network of relationships in a graph database. Give your staff an interface they can use to explore the data and visually understand the connections. Integrate with your monitoring, inventory and documentation systems, so people don't need anymore to play "catch up" trying to document the nuts and bolts of a moving target and can instead focus on the important things for your organization.

“graph analysis is possibly the single most effective competitive differentiator for organizations pursuing data-driven operations and decisions.” ... Gartner

"Graph databases are a powerful optimized technology that link billions of pieces of connected data to help create new sources of value for customers and increase operational agility" ... Forrester research

"... [with graph databases] you can correlate your network, data center and IT assets to help with troubleshooting, impact analysis and capacity or outage planning" ... Neo4j

Free!

"Insight now! foundation" is everything you need to start answering complex question about the relationships in your IT Operations.

  • No restrictions, yours to keep and extend
  • Built using battle-tested technologies
  • Support for many vendors out-of-the-box
  • Easily extendable (API and SQL-like)
  • Scheduler to keep data up-to-date
  • Your data never leaves your network
Get Started  
Get a quote

"Insight now! enterprise" allows you to have real-time capabilities:

  • Integrate events from other systems
  • Visualization of impact and aggregation
  • Review and filter events in a time line
  • Save and share custom views and reports
  • Initial deployment on your network
  • Next-business-day email support
Quote  
$250 coupon*

For anything else, get in touch with us or buy now an hour of no-strings-attached, personal, un-restricted "pick my brain" consultation with Principal Architect, Isaac Rosado, about:

  • Any topic related to the technologies used in the stack
  • Custom development (visualizations, integrations, dashboards)
  • Graph databases/monitoring for DevOps
Get help now!   * Credited back upon contract or license agreement