CITTIO and DSSI Team up to Deliver Advanced Network and System Monitoring to More Mid-Sized Companies.
SAN FRANCISCO -- CITTIO Inc., the innovation leader in automated network and systems monitoring software, announced today a new partnership with Data Storage Solutions Inc. (DSSI), a Provo, Utah-based value-added reseller (VAR) and provider of hardware and software solutions for medium-sized businesses. With this agreement, DSSI will now offer its clients network monitoring capabilities based on CITTIO's automated WatchTower[R] solution. DSSI currently serves the mid-market and public sector throughout the west and northwestern United States, excluding California. The company focuses on providing enterprise level infrastructure solutions, including business critical servers, storage, backup and services.
Today's solutions for network and system monitoring cluster at the polar ends of the market, leaving mid-sized companies without viable options. On the low end sit the open-source solutions, which many consider too labor intensive to maintain and support. On the other end are the expensive commercial solutions, which most organizations still find too costly and complex to fully implement. CITTIO's WatchTower is ideally suited for DSSI's client base because it addresses the empty "middle space" that exists in between.
"Our customers can range from very small companies with just 2-3 servers to large organizations with upwards of 500-plus servers to manage," said David Afleck, president, DSSI. "CITTIO is the perfect partner because WatchTower combines the full features you would expect from a core architecture designed to monitor and manage the world's largest networks, with rapid implementation capabilities that scale up or down easily - a key requirement for mid-market success."
"The manual configuration strategy of traditional network monitoring tools is no longer effective in today's evolving, mission-critical network environments that now encompass servers, applications and edge devices," said Jamie Lerner, CEO, CITTIO, Inc. "With WatchTower, our reseller partners, such as DSSI, are able to offer a unique solution that automates the setup and maintenance of system monitoring, so performance and availability of hundreds or thousands of network nodes is tracked in a fraction of the time it would take to configure manually."
Optimized for large and mid-sized businesses, CITTIO's WatchTower can monitor multiple networks with a single system while permitting user groups to view only their own network performance. By combining a platform-agnostic, web-based architecture with capabilities for agent-free discovery, built-in alarms and notifications, automatic latency monitoring, graphing and thresholding, resellers like DSSI can offer customers the complete system control and network visibility needed to eliminate downtime and reduce costs.
DSSI was founded in 1997 by former employees of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) to provide solutions to end user customers based on enterprise level servers, storage, and infrastructure. The company's philosophy with respect to clients has been to choose those where DSSI can add value and provide complete infrastructure solutions, rather than simply providing hardware to many different customers. Long-term relationships, where DSSI can be intimately involved in the IT strategies of its clients is the company's goal. DSSI practices are guided by customer driven needs supporting UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft SQL Server environments.
About CITTIO, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, CITTIO, Inc. is the award-winning innovation leader in Network and Systems Monitoring software. 100 percent Java-based, only WatchTower[R] delivers a fully bundled solution of web server, embedded database and management portal to provide IT managers and network technicians alike with a simple and complete solution for data center management. CITTIO's customers include Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Hawaii, Capitol Advantage, DemandTec, Five Mile Capital, National Parks Conservation Association, Pacific Sunwear, and The Gymboree Corporation. For more information, please visit www.cittio.com.
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