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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Performance Management and Security Assurance for UNIX and Windows

    Security of computer systems is a growing issue and is not satisfied by office security, firewalls, virus checkers, passwords, network administration and dial-back modems alone. A whole array of tools is necessary to assure that security is not violated, to detect any violation quickly and assess its impact. Athene is...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Insuring the Present and the Future at Allianz

    Although Allianz is a long-standing user of Metron's Athene software, Roy Cawthra believes that the product is now more important than ever before. It is being used to provide regular capacity plans across all the company's diverse hardware platforms, for server consolidation projects, virtualisation, modeling, consolidation of multiple data centres...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Measuring and Managing Quality of Customer Experience for NTL Interactive TV Users

    In 2001, NTL commissioned external consultants to provide high-level reports on the viability of using Capacity Planning to monitor and measure the level of service provided to the company's interactive TV users. Whilst Capacity Planning tools had been employed for several years within the networks division of NTL, this was...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Capita Using Athene Capacity Planning and Performance Management Software

    Capita had been awarded an outsourcing contract for a major client whose principal function is to process (utilising a 24 x 400 Mhz Unix system) some four million applications each year. Problems with response times had started to manifest themselves very early in the life of the system, resulting in...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Athene Selected as Tool of Choice by Capgemini

    Nick Varley, Performance and Capacity Specialist at Capgemini was responsible for preparing the business case that resulted in the selection of Athene. The need to find a Performance Management and Capacity Planning tool that covered as many platforms as possible, at a reasonable cost and requiring realistic levels of effort...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Wakefield MDC Rolls Out Athene for UNIX and Windows NT Systems

    Wakefield MDC wanted to be able to monitor the effect of rolling out Exchange 2000 on performance and whilst the author knew that Metron's Athene had been used on a number of their Unix systems, the author was hopeful that they could also introduce it into the Windows environment. Wakefield...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Voice, Data & Networks: Capacity Management at T-Mobile

    T-Mobile is dedicated to enabling its customers 'Get more' from their mobile services. The philosophy of 'getting more' is one which Graeme Chalklin likes to turn about-face, and direct towards his suppliers. T-Mobile is constantly seeing how they can get more from the systems and the suppliers. In today's marketplace,...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Norwich Union - Athene Sets the IT Budget at the UK's Largest Insurance Company

    When Clive Osborne joined Norwich Union in 1998, the company's Capacity Planning activities were focused solely on their mainframe environment. Eighteen months later and with twenty Unix servers running a variety of increasingly important applications, the decision was taken that a managed service should be introduced to include full capacity...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    An Amicable Choice - Athene for UNIX Client/Server Performance Management

    Faced with the challenge of extending the use of a document imaging system to some two hundred and fifty users in a UNIX-based client/server environment, IS Team Manager at Scottish Amicable's headquarters in Stirling recognized that performance monitoring and the ability to model 'What if' scenarios would be essential to...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Real Time Processing - Capacity Planning at WHSmith

    The Capacity Planning team at the Swindon-based IT headquarters for W H Smith has adopted Metron's Athene/Unix Performance Management software. The software is being used to analyze and monitor the performance of the company's hundreds of ICL UNIX PCs, being installed in W H Smith branches throughout the country and...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    250,000 Customers + 4,000 Users at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

    Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council in the west Midlands cares for a population of over a quarter of a million, and not surprisingly, has extensive IT capabilities to handle the volume of everyday data, transactions and reporting needs. Traditionally working with ICL mainframes, the Council has now implemented UNIX-based ICL DRS6000...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Athene at British Printing

    Malcolm Cotsworth, Technical Support Manager for British Printing Company was keen to adopt a proactive approach to caring for his users: They were the central action desk for any problems from anywhere in the group. With sites as far afield as Glasgow and Exeter and no dedicated support personnel at...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Power and Performance at Southern Electric

    Southern Electric is undertaking a major two year programme to redevelop the engineering systems. The system will thus provide engineers with detailed plans of the region and enable them to identify and assess faults or problems with much greater accuracy, speed and confidence. In order to size the requisite DEC...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Lord Chancellor's Department - Laying Down the Law

    With the increasing number of systems which Lord Chancellor's Department are installing and their importance to the efficient and effective running of the Department, they wanted to support them with a computerized Capacity Management system, rather than relying on such basic methods as manual trend analysis and workload projections. From...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Stoke City Council - Tackling Performance Management

    City Council had invested in a highly specialized document imaging system for the benefits office. Any correspondence or documentation relating to benefits claims could be scanned into the new Sun Solaris-based 'Jukebox' optical system and stored electronically in an Oracle database. Letters could be output automatically in Word format. The...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    MCPS / PRS Alliance - Committed to Outsourcing

    The MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society), in alliance with the PRS (Performing Right Society), is one of the world's largest music copyright licensing and royalty distribution societies. The Alliance operates a Compaq Alpha Server clustered configuration which supports the database containing all the Societies' business information. In 2001, the operating...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Metron Technology Case Study: Pathway Post Office

    The Pathway Project recognized right at the start of the project that given the complexity of the system, its business critical nature and level of transactions, they needed to proactively monitor and manage its performance. They looked at products from a number of suppliers and selected Athene from Metron, primarily...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Filled to Capacity at Cornhill

    With some 2,500 users located throughout the UK, Roy Cawthra's responsibilities included all hardware and software requirements, design and standards for the desktop environment, email systems, disaster recovery, change management, Performance Management and Capacity Planning. The latter area of responsibility quickly rose to the top of his agenda when he...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Metron Technology Case Study: Stoke City Council

    The City of Stoke-on-Trent has a population of over 250,000 and covers an area of just over 36 square miles. The ceramics sector is a major source of employment for the area. Housing, an area where Metron has worked with the Council, is of strategic importance in the on-going development...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Protecting Performance

    About one thousand MCPS staff need to access and use the data on a regular basis, together with the Society's membership, numbering about 6,500. In the future it is also planned to allow access to the 30,000 plus members of the PRS. MCPS commissioned Metron to undertake a preliminary assessment...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Taxing Issues in the USA

    THE Distributed Capacity Management Section (DCMS) is the group within the IRS responsible for this area of activity. According to DCMS, the greatest benefit of Athene is its modeling capability, together with the data collection and reporting capabilities. Before Athene was implemented, a majority of staff time was spent collecting...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Capacity Planning at Transco - Automation Is the Key

    Transco initially look at three primary resources each month: CPU utilization/queuing, memory utilization and I/O performance - although the particular metrics selected to do this vary according to the flavor of operating system "Having the data available so quickly enables one to use the experience and knowledge to assess where...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Capacity Planning at the Heart of One2One's Aggressive Growth

    The team at One2One is responsible for the day to day Capacity Management of all the company's Unix machines. These Unix machines handle the vast majority of all the company's other applications, including such critical activities as interface systems to customer care and billing, call record collection and accounting, management...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Managing Healthcare Computing - Performance Management and System Prediction for Health Authorities

    Each time Family Heath Systems (FHS) receive a new project from the Department of Health, often a major database implementation, they had to reconfigure or upgrade the existing machines, or invest in new hardware. With the rapid increase in the number of UNIX systems, the applications and projects have been...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Performance Management - Good Practice

    This paper offers justification for the broader view of performance management held within Metron. Too often the potential financial benefits of effective performance management are not achieved. This has never been truer than when one is managing and supporting distributed systems. The arguments in favour of good performance management and...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    A Roadmap to Success in Capacity Management or Why Real-Time Monitors Are a Waste of Time!

    This paper is entitled 'Dash and Risk' and addresses practical experience in finding and applying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the Capacity Management Process (CMP) as actioned by a Capacity Management Team (CMT) to achieve an effective process audit as implemented in Euroclear. The meat of the paper is provided...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Performance Analysis and Tuning for DB2 UDB

    This paper concentrates on DB2 UDB for distributed systems and is intended as an introduction to DB2 performance concepts for those with some experience of other DBMSs. Section 2 compares and contrasts DB2 UDB with Oracle. No attempt is made to assess their relative merits. The choice of DBMS must,...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Insuring the Present and the Future at Allianz

    Although Allianz is a long-standing user of Metron's Athene software, Roy Cawthra believes that the product is now more important than ever before. It is being used to provide regular capacity plans across all the company's diverse hardware platforms, for server consolidation projects, virtualisation, modeling, consolidation of multiple data centres...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Measuring and Managing Quality of Customer Experience for NTL Interactive TV Users

    In 2001, NTL commissioned external consultants to provide high-level reports on the viability of using Capacity Planning to monitor and measure the level of service provided to the company's interactive TV users. Whilst Capacity Planning tools had been employed for several years within the networks division of NTL, this was...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Capita Using Athene Capacity Planning and Performance Management Software

    Capita had been awarded an outsourcing contract for a major client whose principal function is to process (utilising a 24 x 400 Mhz Unix system) some four million applications each year. Problems with response times had started to manifest themselves very early in the life of the system, resulting in...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Athene Selected as Tool of Choice by Capgemini

    Nick Varley, Performance and Capacity Specialist at Capgemini was responsible for preparing the business case that resulted in the selection of Athene. The need to find a Performance Management and Capacity Planning tool that covered as many platforms as possible, at a reasonable cost and requiring realistic levels of effort...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Wakefield MDC Rolls Out Athene for UNIX and Windows NT Systems

    Wakefield MDC wanted to be able to monitor the effect of rolling out Exchange 2000 on performance and whilst the author knew that Metron's Athene had been used on a number of their Unix systems, the author was hopeful that they could also introduce it into the Windows environment. Wakefield...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Voice, Data & Networks: Capacity Management at T-Mobile

    T-Mobile is dedicated to enabling its customers 'Get more' from their mobile services. The philosophy of 'getting more' is one which Graeme Chalklin likes to turn about-face, and direct towards his suppliers. T-Mobile is constantly seeing how they can get more from the systems and the suppliers. In today's marketplace,...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Norwich Union - Athene Sets the IT Budget at the UK's Largest Insurance Company

    When Clive Osborne joined Norwich Union in 1998, the company's Capacity Planning activities were focused solely on their mainframe environment. Eighteen months later and with twenty Unix servers running a variety of increasingly important applications, the decision was taken that a managed service should be introduced to include full capacity...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    An Amicable Choice - Athene for UNIX Client/Server Performance Management

    Faced with the challenge of extending the use of a document imaging system to some two hundred and fifty users in a UNIX-based client/server environment, IS Team Manager at Scottish Amicable's headquarters in Stirling recognized that performance monitoring and the ability to model 'What if' scenarios would be essential to...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Real Time Processing - Capacity Planning at WHSmith

    The Capacity Planning team at the Swindon-based IT headquarters for W H Smith has adopted Metron's Athene/Unix Performance Management software. The software is being used to analyze and monitor the performance of the company's hundreds of ICL UNIX PCs, being installed in W H Smith branches throughout the country and...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    250,000 Customers + 4,000 Users at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

    Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council in the west Midlands cares for a population of over a quarter of a million, and not surprisingly, has extensive IT capabilities to handle the volume of everyday data, transactions and reporting needs. Traditionally working with ICL mainframes, the Council has now implemented UNIX-based ICL DRS6000...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Athene at British Printing

    Malcolm Cotsworth, Technical Support Manager for British Printing Company was keen to adopt a proactive approach to caring for his users: They were the central action desk for any problems from anywhere in the group. With sites as far afield as Glasgow and Exeter and no dedicated support personnel at...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Power and Performance at Southern Electric

    Southern Electric is undertaking a major two year programme to redevelop the engineering systems. The system will thus provide engineers with detailed plans of the region and enable them to identify and assess faults or problems with much greater accuracy, speed and confidence. In order to size the requisite DEC...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Lord Chancellor's Department - Laying Down the Law

    With the increasing number of systems which Lord Chancellor's Department are installing and their importance to the efficient and effective running of the Department, they wanted to support them with a computerized Capacity Management system, rather than relying on such basic methods as manual trend analysis and workload projections. From...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    A Roadmap to Success in Capacity Management or Why Real-Time Monitors Are a Waste of Time!

    This paper is entitled 'Dash and Risk' and addresses practical experience in finding and applying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the Capacity Management Process (CMP) as actioned by a Capacity Management Team (CMT) to achieve an effective process audit as implemented in Euroclear. The meat of the paper is provided...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Performance Analysis and Tuning for DB2 UDB

    This paper concentrates on DB2 UDB for distributed systems and is intended as an introduction to DB2 performance concepts for those with some experience of other DBMSs. Section 2 compares and contrasts DB2 UDB with Oracle. No attempt is made to assess their relative merits. The choice of DBMS must,...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Performance Management and Security Assurance for UNIX and Windows

    Security of computer systems is a growing issue and is not satisfied by office security, firewalls, virus checkers, passwords, network administration and dial-back modems alone. A whole array of tools is necessary to assure that security is not violated, to detect any violation quickly and assess its impact. Athene is...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Performance Management - Good Practice

    This paper offers justification for the broader view of performance management held within Metron. Too often the potential financial benefits of effective performance management are not achieved. This has never been truer than when one is managing and supporting distributed systems. The arguments in favour of good performance management and...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Stoke City Council - Tackling Performance Management

    City Council had invested in a highly specialized document imaging system for the benefits office. Any correspondence or documentation relating to benefits claims could be scanned into the new Sun Solaris-based 'Jukebox' optical system and stored electronically in an Oracle database. Letters could be output automatically in Word format. The...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    MCPS / PRS Alliance - Committed to Outsourcing

    The MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society), in alliance with the PRS (Performing Right Society), is one of the world's largest music copyright licensing and royalty distribution societies. The Alliance operates a Compaq Alpha Server clustered configuration which supports the database containing all the Societies' business information. In 2001, the operating...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Metron Technology Case Study: Pathway Post Office

    The Pathway Project recognized right at the start of the project that given the complexity of the system, its business critical nature and level of transactions, they needed to proactively monitor and manage its performance. They looked at products from a number of suppliers and selected Athene from Metron, primarily...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Filled to Capacity at Cornhill

    With some 2,500 users located throughout the UK, Roy Cawthra's responsibilities included all hardware and software requirements, design and standards for the desktop environment, email systems, disaster recovery, change management, Performance Management and Capacity Planning. The latter area of responsibility quickly rose to the top of his agenda when he...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Metron Technology Case Study: Stoke City Council

    The City of Stoke-on-Trent has a population of over 250,000 and covers an area of just over 36 square miles. The ceramics sector is a major source of employment for the area. Housing, an area where Metron has worked with the Council, is of strategic importance in the on-going development...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Protecting Performance

    About one thousand MCPS staff need to access and use the data on a regular basis, together with the Society's membership, numbering about 6,500. In the future it is also planned to allow access to the 30,000 plus members of the PRS. MCPS commissioned Metron to undertake a preliminary assessment...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Taxing Issues in the USA

    THE Distributed Capacity Management Section (DCMS) is the group within the IRS responsible for this area of activity. According to DCMS, the greatest benefit of Athene is its modeling capability, together with the data collection and reporting capabilities. Before Athene was implemented, a majority of staff time was spent collecting...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Capacity Planning at Transco - Automation Is the Key

    Transco initially look at three primary resources each month: CPU utilization/queuing, memory utilization and I/O performance - although the particular metrics selected to do this vary according to the flavor of operating system "Having the data available so quickly enables one to use the experience and knowledge to assess where...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Capacity Planning at the Heart of One2One's Aggressive Growth

    The team at One2One is responsible for the day to day Capacity Management of all the company's Unix machines. These Unix machines handle the vast majority of all the company's other applications, including such critical activities as interface systems to customer care and billing, call record collection and accounting, management...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Managing Healthcare Computing - Performance Management and System Prediction for Health Authorities

    Each time Family Heath Systems (FHS) receive a new project from the Department of Health, often a major database implementation, they had to reconfigure or upgrade the existing machines, or invest in new hardware. With the rapid increase in the number of UNIX systems, the applications and projects have been...

    Provided By Metron Technology