Zyrion's latest version of its Business Service Management (BSM) software, Traverse 5.1, works with Google Maps to enable advanced visualization of network infrastructure using overlay geographical views.
Business Service Management and network monitoring
specialist Zyrion announced the release of Traverse 5.1, the latest
version of the company's integrated network and business service
software solution. This latest release of Traverse includes a range of
targeted to midmarket MSPs, and provides capabilities for network
distributed data-gathering and event management. The company said the
Traverse solution enables smaller MSPs to more effectively fulfill
mission of providing high-value IT solutions and services to their end
customers at a lower cost. Traverse is available for download on
Zyrion's Website or via one of Zyrion's authorized resale partners.
Traverse 5.1 is integrated familiar tools for smaller teams
with Google Maps to enable advanced visualization of network infrastructure
using overlay geographical views. Traverse supports cascading layers of live
maps, enabling drill-down from a global view through to national, regional and
local views, all the way down to an individual device or Service Container.
Custom static images can be included in the drill-down to support viewing of
the infrastructure layout in a data center, equipment room or server rack. From
the device-level view, application users can invoke the event manager and
initiate on-demand customized actions, such as creation of remediation work
tickets. Traverse also provides a graphical user interface to create maps,
along with drag-and-drop inclusion of hotspots and their constituent IT
"MSPs of all sizes are increasingly having to monitor the
performance of applications and infrastructure that spans multiple types and
layers of technology, includes a vast number of interrelated and co-dependent
elements, and is spread across a variety of physical locations," said Vikas
Aggarwal, founder and chief executive officer of Zyrion. "We are continuing
to enhance the capabilities of Traverse to better enable MSPs to overcome the
evolving operational and IT management challenges to successfully deliver
managed services." The multitenant security model in Traverse also allows
small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) to create specific maps and drill-down
views for different organizations, departments and teams, all within one
instance of the software application. Aggarwal said Traverse 5.1 also enables
more secure capture of performance data across a distributed infrastructure,
and simplifies scaling of the data gathering elements. The company's Data-gathering Engine (DGE) Extensions enable
capturing performance data from closed or secure networks by eliminating the
need for inbound connections from the primary data aggregation point.
Furthermore, the DGE Extensions do not require any static IP addresses, and
thus new data gathering elements can be added whenever and wherever needed.
Aggarwal said this flexible data gathering capability better enables
integrating, monitoring and correlating the MSPs diverse and distributed
infrastructure within the Traverse platform.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.