On 02 September, GEC Media Group successfully kicked off its executive breakfast briefings series on the theme of how to cut costs in a multi-vendor, multi-cloud infrastructure. The executive breakfast series is being conducted in partnership with Veritas, and showcases its newly acquired Aptare IT Analytics solution.
The GEC Media Group, Veritas Aptare road show kicked off in Dubai, with an onsite presentation by Rick Clark, CEO and Vice President, Aptare Worldwide Sales. This breakfast roadshow series continues into Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Kuwait and Oman.
The Aptare IT Analytics solution integrates IT performance metrics from any vendor driven environment covering storage, backup and recovery. Presenting at the breakfast session in Dubai, Aptare’s Clark, pointed out that Aptare works across any cloud, any storage and any backup environment. Also present at the Dubai executive breakfast briefing session, along with Clark was Kareem Halasa, Practice Lead EMEA Emerging Region, Veritas.
The Dubai breakfast briefing was attended by top IT decision makers from Mashreq Bank, Gargash Hospital, Burj Al Arab – Dubai Holdings, Dubai Investment Fund, du, Emirates NBD, Deloitte, Al Masraf, Flamingo International, amongst others. The IT decision makers pointed out that their pain points are around visibility into their IT environment, cost control, data compliance, and IT transformation.
Most of the high-level end users present during the briefing session pointed out that they manage multiple businesses across a group, which is usually diversified and complex. While vendor sprawl was not a significant challenge, using an agentless solution from Aptare, working across an open extensible framework, would help them reduce their pain points.
Clark explained that Aptare IT Analytics can meet their expectations in managing and delivering compliance, security, performance metrics, cost metrics, storage, IT management, chargeback and automation. Veritas’ Halasa demonstrated the Aptare solution running live from a cloud environment using a browser.
Particularly impressive was the ability to build custom reports and dashboards using a drag and drop approach. Clark stressed that Aptare also has a vast library of report templates that cover almost any type of end user requirement, that has been built from a long baseline of first hand engagement with global end users.
CIOs, Heads of Datacentres, Heads of IT infrastructure are being challenged by the complexities of managing data storage, backup, recovery, disaster recovery, availability, continuity, across multi-vendor and mixed environments. Managing these across In-cloud, on-premises, hybrid and virtualised environments, adds additional complexity.
Using Veritas Aptare IT Analytics, datacentre administrators can detect opportunities in unused data storage, can better manage costs of data storage, can initiate internal charge-back for data services, and can engage in smarter vendor negotiations.
With these solutions, IT decision makers managing data and storage will be in a better position to drive:
- Cost optimisation
- Cost reclamation
- Digital transformation
IT managers can gain clarity across their entire IT infrastructure through a broad-view management console that provides insights on cloud infrastructure utilisation, storage optimisation, chargeback, backup SLA status and more. They can optimise storage costs, mitigate risk and streamline backup compliance. They can leverage an event correlation engine that includes out-of-the-box correlation logic for some of the most common storage and backup management challenges.
So, what is Aptare IT Analytics?
It is a unified analytics dashboard for heterogeneous, hybrid and multi-cloud IT environments.Veritas Aptare IT Analytics stitches together almost every data and storage environment that regional and global end users are working in.
This includes Amazon Web Services, Brocade, Cisco, Cohesity, Commvault, Dell EMC, Hitachi Vantara, HP-MicroFocus, HPE, Huawei, IBM, INFINIDAT, Linux, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, NetApp, OpenStack, Oracle, Pure Storage, Rubrik, Veeam, Veritas, VMware, Windows. Whether On-premises, private, public, multi-cloud, IT managers can take control over data wherever it resides, with actionable insights through a single-pane-of-glass using high-definition IT analytics.
Aptare IT Analytics is a vendor-independent IT analytics, platform. Its single-pane-of-glass view provides deep analytics and, interconnected insights across the critical components of your IT world, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Aptare IT Analytics also provides a software development kit for end users to create data connectors for additional storage and backup system environments.