AWS Customer Presentation - TapInSystems

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TapInSystems presents at the AWS Start-Up Event - San Francisco.

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  • 1. Tap In Systems Monitoring IT Infrastructure using Amazon Web Services
  • 2. Tap In Systems
    • San Francisco based start up focused on IT monitoring and systems management solutions
    • Team experience
      • Implemented solutions from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies
      • Focused on management of heterogeneous environments
      • Experienced in use of open source tools
    • Recently funded
    • Cloud services available for beta customers now
  • 3. IT Monitoring Issues
      • Complex implementation
        • Difficult to install, configure, maintain
        • Need to integrate with existing applications and tools
        • How to scale?
      • Slow to deploy
        • HW/SW budgeting and acquisition cycle
        • Vendor evaluation complex and costly
      • Expensive
        • Software licenses costs
        • Large commitment required to start a project
      • Inflexible
        • Any change in business requirements restarts acquisition/deployment process
  • 4. Approach
    • Deploy monitoring system in AWS compute cloud
      • Monitor cloud-based systems or internal IT systems
      • Quickly size/evaluate/deploy systems
        • No hardware/software acquisition required
      • Redundancy and load balancing
    • Functions like enterprise management tools
      • HP OpenView, Tivoli
    • Monitoring agents/plugins as open source
    • Pricing by usage rather than software license or managed node.
      • Correlates utilization (alarm volume) and value with cost
    Offers scalable, deployment and financial flexibility
  • 5. Tap In Architecture Values Monitored Cloud Systems Client Apps Management Systems Web Resource Event Bus Desktop Widgets M M Monitored Internal Systems M Web Reports Architecture
  • 6. Client Applications
  • 7. Web Reports
  • 8. Customer EC2 Image Values Monitored Systems Quick View Java Console Widgets MySQL Database Monitored Systems Management Systems Web Resource Event Engine Reporting Application Configuration Application Widgets Quick View Java Console M M M M EC2 Instance S3 Storage
  • 9. Monitoring Features
    • Open source components
      • Nagios plugins
      • Linux agent
      • Windows agent
      • Management system interface modules
        • Nagios, Big Brother, Microsoft Operations Manager
    • Cloud Monitoring Features
      • EC2 Linux Agent
        • Layer EC2 meta-data into monitoring event messages
        • Instance configuration state event messages
      • AWS monitoring scripts using customer specific parameters
        • Instance state monitoring and reports
        • S3, FPS, SQS, SDB monitoring
  • 10. Why Amazon Web Services?
    • Able to control configuration of management server image
      • Not just a web server app!
    • DevPay simplifies Tap In business processes
      • Sales -> Deployment process automated
      • Billing handled by Amazon
    • Address security concerns
      • Assign instance per customer – not shared
      • Runs under customer’s AWS account
      • Customer data under customer control, not Tap In
  • 11. Summary
    • Customer Benefits
      • Financial flexibility
        • Pay for what you use
      • Quick time to value
        • Quick deployment
        • No software or hardware acquisition
      • Technical flexibility
        • Can quickly scale up or down as needed
        • Take advantage of open source
        • Less maintenance
    • Cloud service currently deployed as beta
      • Looking for beta customers - contact
    • Generally available later this year