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Monday, September 1, 2008

Monitoring in an appliance - at last

After a long time of preparation and many hours of overtime we managed to get our newest product out right at the deadline: the ServersCheck Monitoring Appliance. Thanks to everyone who contributed on making this launch. It is a big milestone for us and your help was key to making this possible.

Up until today companies wishing to invest into a monitoring solution had to find a software matching their needs. This task isn't an easy one with all the different players on the market. Once a decision was made for a software, one had to look at the hardware requirements and make the necessary purchases: Operating System licenses and server hardware.

With the ServersCheck Monitoring Appliance you get everything in one price: monitoring software, operating system and hardware.

Size Matters

With rooms lacking space in cabinets we had to come up with an appliance that would easily fit in existing companies. It was obvious that size would become a key focus point: making the appliance as small as possible will still filling it with a lot of hardware (80GB HDD, 1GB RAM ...)

Based on the feedback from customers and partners having seen the first prototypes of our appliance, I think that we reached our objective. Everyone was stunned when seeing it the first time. We have tried to bring that sensation online by having a 360 degrees tour of the appliance.
The device has the surface of a traditional CD and a height of 1/3 of a coffee mug. It is small. We haven't seen anything smaller and probably there is but is definitely amongst the smallest out there.

Monitoring goes green

Another hot topic at this moment is the environment. Everybody is now speaking about green data centers without really knowing what is meant with it. Fortunately spiking energy costs have made everyone aware that energy usage should go down. As eletricity is still made using plants producing a lot of C02, reducing the energy need has a double benefit:
- reduces your energy bill
- reduces your CO2 footprint

Feature rich monitoring

It runs the ServersCheck Monitoring Software which is one of the most feature rich monitoring software solutions on the market. The version on board is the Business 100 edition - it allows you to monitor up to 100 items which is sufficient for most SME server rooms.

You can download a trial version of the Monitoring Software off our website.

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