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Netuitive, The Pointy-Headed Intellectual of Monitoring Solutions

VMworld Day 4: Netuitive--which announced at VMworld that it has completed an integration with Amazon EC2 (Elastic Cloud Computing) Services--is a very interesting and unique company that seems to be flying a bit under the radar even though its self learning performance management software is currently in use at seven of the top largest 10 banks in the country. Consider this: Using Netuitive's software, AT&T monitors over a million metrics simultaneously.

Netuitive is currently offering Netuitive 5.0, which the company says "enables automated, end-to-end service views and monitoring administration of systems and services within cloud infrastructures." Benefits include improved system performance, ensured service quality and availability, and the ability to leverage existing investments while reducing administrative and operating costs.

The Netuitive secret sauce is based on self-learning, continuously adaptive software derived from nine patented technologies and two decades of R&D. The product "replaces human guesswork with automated mathematics and analysis to understand normal system behavior across IT silos, isolate root causes of service issues and forecast degradations before they impact performance.

Basically, Netuitive is the pointy-headed intellectual of monitoring solutions, a growing category that is trying to get a hand on the runaway growth of virtual infrastructures. As evidence of its prowess, I would note that the company won the 2009 "Best of VMworld" award for virtualization management.

The next step? Automatically fixing problems that Netuitive finds along the way. That doesn't seem like too much to ask of a package that starts in the $50,000-$80,000 range, and works its way up into the millions.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 09/02/2010 at 12:48 PM


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