MicroMuse to Tackle Scalability
MicroMuse to address scalability issues that have dogged users of its NetCool/Omnibus event management software.At the end of this month, MicroMuse Inc. will address the scalability issues that have dogged large enterprise users of its NetCool/Omnibus event management software. The network and systems management tool, widely used among service providers and large enterprises to manage IP networks, was re-architected to be able to handle hundreds of concurrent operators and manage hundreds of millions of network alarms in a day. Also driving the improved performance and scale of NetCool/Omnibus 3.5 were customers looking to keep up with an increasing number of security alarms and wireless service providers looking to manage their services as they scale, according to Brent Compton, director of product management at London-based MicroMuse. "One customer is a security surveillance service provider. Last year they ran just under eight million security alarms a day, and they expected it to grow to 40 million alarms a day," he said. The user is working with the NetCool for Security Management option.
"Product scalability is a chronic issue we hear about on a regular basis," echoed Paul Bugala, senior analyst at International Data Corp. in Framingham, Mass. "It gets more difficult as you try to incorporate more analysis in terms of root cause and add more elements to be managed," he added.