Easy Server Monitoring? Techworld Thinks up.time 4 is 'Superb'

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Techworld, a large technology publication, reviewed uptime software's 'up.time 4.' uptime software is on the cutting edge of server monitoring, capacity planning, SLA reporting, server virtualization and server consolidation, and application monitoring software. uptime software has been making waves since 2000 with its wildly successful IT performance, availability and capacity management solution, called 'up.time.'

up.time 4 is a cross-platform, client-server server monitoring product. The vendor, uptime software, labels it as: 'Enterprise monitoring and planning software that just works', so we decided to see if its claim was true.

One of the problems with technology today is that every product out there claims it's easy to use, has a lower total cost of ownership and will help IT departments do a job better. The painful truth is that most of this is nothing short of marketing 'puffery.' Marketing what? In one word, lies.

When it comes to server monitoring, capacity planning, IT systems monitoring, SLA reporting, application monitoring, and IT services monitoring, this is clearly the case. So, how can one find products that walk the talk? Look for credible, third party reviews and not the 'paid for' or 'advertorial' reviews.

David Cartwright of Techworld puts up.time to the challenge, "up.time 4 is a cross-platform, client-server server monitoring product. The vendor, uptime software, labels it as: 'Enterprise monitoring and planning software that just works', so we decided to see if its claim was true."

The answer is nothing short of surprising, given the empty promises of many vendors in this industry. Cartwright explains his findings, "up.time is, frankly, superb. It's exactly what a network manager wants, it has a vast set of capabilities and yet even a relative beginner could use it."

In conclusion, Cartwright writes:
"Pros: Ridiculously easy to use, vast range of platforms supported, addresses all the monitoring, reporting and alerting needs of the average system manager.
Cons: There aren't any.
Buying advice: If you want a piece of software to monitor your servers and the services they run, don't bother looking at any alternatives: buy this one."

For the full review, click here.

up.time is an enterprise-class server performance, availability monitoring, and capacity reporting solution for virtualized and physical servers that seamlessly works across platforms (Linux, Solaris, AIX, Windows, Novell), across applications (WebSphere, WebLogic, Exchange, SAP, etc) and across databases (SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, etc). It's more affordable than most software maker's heavy, multi-component packages and is enabled through a friendly web browser interface, providing secure access at anytime and from anywhere. For an IT Systems Management ROI calculator, white papers, or case studies please click here.

An enterprise ready version of up.time is available for a FREE 14-day evaluation download. uptime software's world class support services are free during this 14-day evaluation.

For further information please contact:
uptime software, 555 Richmond Street West, PO Box 110, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 3B1
Telephone: 416.868.0152

About uptime software
uptime software inc. is a privately held corporation founded in 2000 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada. uptime is a premier provider of IT performance, availability, and capacity management technology to the Fortune 1000 marketplace, including all-in-one server monitoring software, capacity planning software, capacity planning dashboards, application monitoring software and more, with clients in more than 30 countries around the world. It has made numerous innovations in business software. For more, visit http://www.uptimesoftware.com

up.time is a registered trademark of uptime software in Canada, the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.


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