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September 11, 2015
Nectar's New Capabilities Proactively Monitor Cloud-Hosted and On-premises Microsoft Products
By Michael Guta
TMCnet Contributing Writer
By integrating a wide range of communications and other services, unified communications (UC) is making it possible for organizations to have a single platform that can bring all the resources together. With so much technology at play, having an effective monitoring solution ensures each application is working properly. Nectar Services Corp., provider of proactive network monitoring and diagnostics software for the UC industry, has announced new capabilities to proactively monitor cloud-hosted and on premises Microsoft solutions.
According to Nectar (News - Alert), the new and enhanced capabilities will allow service providers and enterprise customers to proactively monitor cloud-hosted and on-premises Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange environments. It will also make performance metrics available for Microsoft (News - Alert) Office 365 deployments.
The Nectar Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP), monitors critical application performance, service availability metrics and overall server and infrastructure health for Microsoft Office 365 applications, as well as other vendors. It gives enterprise businesses and service providers an effective tool for managing their voice, video, Web collaboration applications, systems and networks.
As a comprehensive multi-vendor UC monitoring and diagnostics solution, UCMP has an architecture-based, vendor-agnostic approach with a holistic infrastructure for inventory, monitoring, alarming, root-cause-analysis, capacity and performance management across global IP communications systems.
The UCMP architecture has four components built to accommodate a range of business segments, they are:
- UC Foundation (UCF) – Superior Health & Performance Monitoring & Management
- UC Diagnostics (UCD) – Advanced Monitoring, Management, Reporting and Diagnostics
- Perspective – Easy-to-Deploy Synthetic Testing Capabilities
- Call Analysis – Multi-Vendor CDR Collection, Rating & Cost Analysis
“Our ability to provide comprehensive performance monitoring, root-cause diagnostics, reporting, and alarming on issues, along with auto-discovery to ease the on-boarding, will save our partners significant time and costly resources. Flexibility, scalability, availability, and manageability are all key reasons why enterprises and SMB customers alike select hosted Microsoft application solutions, and are many of the same reasons why hosting partners and managed service providers select Nectar,” said Joe Fuccillo, Nectar’s Chief Technology Officer.
Nectar is also a Depth partner for the Microsoft Skype for Business SDN program and a certified solution for the Microsoft IT Pro Tools program. It delivers patented technology with unrivaled real-time visibility to help ensure the Skype (News - Alert) for Business user experience.
As Skype for Business continues to deliver solutions organizations need for today’s collaborative environment, more companies are trying to find ways to integrate the technology as part of their overall communications solution.
The Skype for Business conference at ITEXPO presented by Microsoft, which will be held in Anaheim Convention Center Hall A, Anaheim, California from October 5-8, will cover a complete overview of the end-to-end solution so organizations can have the best available information on ways to implement the technology. This includes, cloud, on-premises and all functional feature areas, such as Cloud PBX (News - Alert), Skype Broadcast Meetings, Cloud PSTN Calling and conferencing.
Edited by Dominick Sorrentino