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APG is a carrier-class performance management application that provides real-time, historical and projected visibility into the performance of networks, systems, storage and applications. APG’s flexible product architecture and expansive library of over 100 ReportPacks and data collectors give OSS and IT professionals the power to enable business change for competitive advantage – whether it is capacity planning for private cloud deployments, reporting on the customer experience in mobile wireless networks or other similar strategic objectives.
Watch4net® APG 6
Reduce costs, enable change, and demonstrate business
value with APG’s flexible performance reporting capabilities
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n Scalability and breadth: APG delivers end-to-end performance monitoring of network, compute and storage resource from a single vantage point
n Adaptability: APG enables business transformation by rapidly accommodating new technologies to support revenue-generating services
n Efficiency: APG lowers total cost of ownership by making it easier to create and maintain reports, improve workflow, and enhance the productivity of IT staff with proactive alerting
n Accessibility: APG’s Web portal delivers concise, targeted reports to C-level executives and business unit managers to support planning, while also providing detailed KPI dashboards to help IT improve troubleshooting and fine tune system and network performance

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    • DATA SHEET APG OverviewWatch4net® APG 6 Reduce costs, enable change, and demonstrate business value with APG’s flexible performance reporting capabilitiesOverviewAPG is a carrier-class performance management application that provides real-time, historical and projected vis-ibility into the performance of networks, systems, storage and applications. APG’s flexible product architectureand expansive library of over 100 ReportPacks and data collectors give OSS and IT professionals the power to en-able business change for competitive advantage – whether it is capacity planning for private cloud deployments,reporting on the customer experience in mobile wireless networks or other similar strategic objectives.Benefitsn Scalability and breadth: APG delivers end-to-end performance monitoring of network, compute and storage resource from a single vantage pointn Adaptability: APG enables business transformation by rapidly accommodating new technologies to sup- port revenue-generating servicesn Efficiency: APG lowers total cost of ownership by making it easier to create and maintain reports, improve workflow, and enhance the productivity of IT staff with proactive alertingn Accessibility: APG’s Web portal delivers concise, targeted reports to C-level executives and business unit managers to support planning, while also providing detailed KPI dashboards to help IT improve trouble- shooting and fine tune system and network performance “Spirit Communications realized a 60% reduction in OPEX in the first year of deploying APG.” Eric Kemper, Spirit CommunicationsDATA SHEET
    • APG Software SuiteCapabilities to achieve your business goals today – and tomorrowAPG delivers powerful, predictive analytics that are easy to retrieve, display and understand. APG gives you theinformation and tools you need to operate more efficiently today and to adapt quickly to changing technologiesand future business requirements.Reduce costs:n Reduce downtime with proactive alerting using “Situations to Watch” and other report viewsn Improve IT productivity by correlating performance across system, application and network performance to isolate problems more quicklyn Streamline workflows to reduce OPEX; navigation tree, search engine and drill-down provide multiple ways to access reports quickly and efficientlyn Shorten the learning curve for building reports when on-boarding new technologies, further reducing OPEXAssure optimal service:n React to performance issues before they impact service levels; APG performs real-time baseline analysis on thousands of metrics to detect deviationsn Consolidate business and technology metrics to facilitate contractual SLA measurement and reporting; track compliance for every SLA indicator in real timeImprove accuracy/efficiency of business planning:n Use trend reports to predict future requirements and plan capital expenditures more accuratelyRoll out new services faster to generate revenue and enhance business performance:n Integrate new technologies rapidly; APG’s highly modular design allows for quick horizontal expansionn Track and predict usage across compute, network, and storage to support provisioning infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in private cloud deploymentsScalable, Carrier-Class Architecture:APG’s modular architecture lets you respond rapid-ly to changing technology and roll out new servicesfaster to maintain your competitive edge. APG isdesigned to scale smoothly as you grow.n A single APG server can manage thousands of devices and can process millions of metrics per polling cyclen Multiple APG servers can be deployed to sup- port expansionn High availability/failover options are available for all three tiers of the APG architecture : poll- ing, database and front endn Runs on virtualized environmentsn Data retention is optimized; event log Report- Pack available for handling “Big Data” page 2 / Data Sheet ©2012 Watch4net / www.watch4net.com / All Rights Reserved.
    • DATA SHEETKey Features and Product ArchitecturePORTAL: Powerful Analytics for Business and IT – 100% Cloud-Readyn Web 2.0 interface pushes customized dashboards to different target audiences, such as executives, business unit managers and customers as well as operators and techniciansn Reports are delivered in real-time; historical reports are also accessiblen Multi-tenancy is supported through advanced role-based and user-based access control, facilitated by a GUI- based Security Manager; LDAP authentication, administrative delegation and IP overlapping support also providedn Report Wizard makes it easy to build and customize reports to meet IT operations and business needs.n Correctly compute SLAs in real-time, excluding planned outages before and after the factn Pre-configured ReportPacks with built-in best practice thresholds and vendor-specific KPIs faciliate perfor- mance reporting on Day One and trending in weeks instead of months.DATABASE: Self-maintaining with an open, well-documented scheman Important changes can be made quickly using configuration files, accelerating the rollout of new technologies and servicesn Collected data is normalized to ensure consolidation, aggregation and cross-domain performance analysisn A web service API (XML/SOAP northbound interface) and open schema support easy access to collected data and reports, facilitating portal integrations and data warehouse projectsAPG DATA COLLECTION: The broadest technology coverage in the industryn Preconfigured collectors and SolutionPacks retrieve topology, performance data and events that are already being collected by your devices, applications and EMSsn Raw data collection also supported via SNMP, XML, SSH/Telnet, Cisco Netflow, etc.n Inbound adapters and API support integration to existing customer databases to seed the topology and enrich data with customer/department names, ID, SLA objectives, etc.Pre-configured reports and certified templates for 40 vendors and hundreds of devices:2G/3G/4G/LTE DSL Mobile/wireless Storage/SANApplication response Flow monitoring Mobile data services TransactionsBroadband access MPLS Optical WAN acceleratorsCloud computing Metro/Carrier Ethernet QoS Web proxyCable DOCSIS IP SLA/IP Telephony Servers WifiEthernet backhaul Latency/Jitter SSH WimaxFirewalls LAN/WAN SNMP Vblock/Virtualization page 3 / Data Sheet ©2012 Watch4net / www.watch4net.com / All Rights Reserved.
    • Visualize BeyondAbout Watch4netWatch4net is a global leader in service assurance software that enables OSS and IT professionals to improve ser-vice delivery and increase business performance. Watch4net’s flagship product, APG, is a carrier-class applicationthat provides real-time, historical and projected visibility into the performance of network, compute and storageresources. APG’s unified view of IT resources makes it easier to manage very large, complex infrastructures and ac-celerate migration of business applications to the cloud.For more information, visit www.watch4net.comWatch4netSales: sales@watch4net.comCustomer Support: support@watch4net.comCareers: careers@watch4net.comGeneral Information: info@watch4net.comToll-free: 1 866 842 6767Canada4388, Saint-Denis Street, Suite 309Montreal, Quebec H2J 2L1 CanadaVoice: +1 514 842 6767Fax: +1 514 842 3989GermanyRaiffeisenallee 12bD-82041 OberhachingGermanyVoice: +49 89 6278 9100Fax: +49 89 6278 9101UK90, High HolbornLondonWC1V 6XXUKVoice: +44 (0) 845 686 1946Fax: +44 (0) 845 686 2946Trademarks – Watch4net, APG Software Suite,ReportPacks, the Watch4net Logo, and/orother Watch4net marks or products referencedherein are either registered trademarks or trade-marks of Watch4net. The name of actual com-panies and products mentioned herein maybe the trademarks of their respective owners.Copyright © 2012 Watch4netAll Rights Reserved