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The Arrival of the Simplified Dashboard

With the release of DataMAPt Version 3.4 comes the eagerly awaited Simplified Dashboard, that uses the influence and style of the traditional DataMAPt dashboard (now named the Comprehensive Dashboard) to display the most vital information in large easy to see formats, and clear graphs.

Best of all, you can still see all object types, including those from IaaS vendors, in one window; DataMAPt’s Single Pane of Glass.

A little preview of the Simplified Dashboard

The layout is fantastic for administrators looking for infrastructure’s overall health, or showing managers overall performance for quick direction into what is causing problems, or areas of needed improvement.

The Simplified Dashboard was built to display IaaS objects from ProfitBricks, AWS, Microsoft Azure, and other IaaS vendors on one single screen, something that is not commonplace in a full feature RMM tool. With potentially thousands of new IaaS objects being created daily, having the ability to see items from multiple vendors at once could be vital to reducing costs and becoming more efficient.

The Simplified Dashboard has the same excellent functionality and information as the Comprehensive Dashboard, but with a much cleaner and visually appealing format.

One of the most useful features of DataMAPt is its ability to drilldown to an object, and see detailed information about its connections, system specs, and usage statistics. That drilldown ability is as accessible in the Simplified Dashboard, as it is in the Comprehensive Dashboard.

The Simplified Dashboard was created to be as intuitive as possible, while still giving you the great detailed information that defines the service. As DataMAPt’s feature set continues to grow, you can be sure the Simplified Dashboard will remain clean and easy to use.


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Version 3.4 has Arrived

DataMAPt has officially released version 3.4, and with it comes some exciting new features. DataMAPt is more flexible and appealing than ever before, and is continuing to push ahead of the competition to be a part of the future of IT systems. With the advent of IaaS systems becoming more popular, VM monitoring and management of remote systems is at the forefront. Everyone’s expectations of a monitoring tool are different, so customization is vitally important as well. With these elements in mind, DataMAPt has designed version 3.4.

New Features

Arrival of Simplified Dashboard
ProfitBricks IaaS integration
User Interface has been fully revamped

  • Consistent styling and icon usage throughout all pages.
  • Menu improved for better readability and use.
  • Light/Dark theme options.
  • Improved display on all devices.
  • Easy access to alternate dashboards.

Web User Interface Updates

IaaS configuration & management pages
New snapshot events pages for ProfitBricks
Added graphs and details to servers tab.
New Wireless tab for certain wireless network devices.
Updates to topology map.
New product specific monitoring:

  • Dbvisit
  • Exalt Microwave Audio Switches
  • Bird BDA

ACES Updates

ACES 3.0 (standalone):

  • ProfitBricks support.
  • IaaS Import functionality (ProfitBricks)
  • Import LANs as Network Definitions
  • Auto-associate imported NICs.
  • Allow choosing primary IP for imported devices.

Our Commitment to Quality

DataMAPt is always looking towards the future of IT monitoring. With Version 3.4, increased customization, and IaaS monitoring and management are now full capabilities. DataMAPt is more than just a monitoring tool. It is a robust management tool. Let DataMAPt become your one-stop solution to maintaining, improving, and guarding your company’s IT solutions. Since DataMAPt was built on cloud-technology from the start, we can handle any infrastructure whether it is on-premise or leased across the world from an IaaS provider like ProfitBricks, AWS, or Microsoft Azure.



Use Cloud Technology to Monitor Cloud Infrastructure

As company’s infrastructures get larger, the duties of administrators become more difficult. Remember, the world is moving from hundreds of physical servers per company to potentially hundreds of thousands!

Having a monitoring tool that can track the entire infrastructure as it grows is becoming more important than ever before.

Single Pane of Glass

DataMAPt has been monitoring IaaS objects from all major vendors since the beginning. With services being provided from so many places, having a singular view of the infrastructure is needed to see what areas are having the most trouble.

With DataMAPt’s single-pane of glass approach, see monitoring data from in-house objects,
as well as all IaaS provided resources on a single dashboard screen.

IaaS Management

In the IaaS world, every single object has a cost associated with it. Monthly costs could easily get out of hand with the ability to create and change powerful VMs. The dawn of IaaS allows companies to purchase resources when needed and disable when not needed. DataMAPt makes this seamless. For example, if you only need some VMs during the week from 8am-6pm, you can schedule to power the VM off/on and save the cost of running them continuously.

DataMAPt’s IaaS Management features allow administrators to decrease or increase the power of any IaaS VM to maximize efficiency and lower costs. (For example: Increase web servers for high traffic on training server.)

Sophisticated Alerting

With DataMAPt’s Flood Control Alerting System, you can customize and receive notifications specific to your needs. Specifically, with regards to IaaS, know right away when a virtual machine is being overworked and needs to be upgraded.

Also, DataMAPt’s alerting and reporting features will notify you of every IaaS management task. Successful tasks are considered an informational alert and failed tasks will be handled as a critical alert. You can choose to get notified for all alerts or just a select few.

Always Expanding

DataMAPt is always expanding its feature set. With so many options for managing and monitoring IaaS objects available, you can be sure that DataMAPt will continue to provide new abilities and metrics to accommodate an ever expanding and changing business IT environment.

So get started today, with the fast and flexible, IaaS friendly DataMAPt.


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What is IaaS?

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is part of the growing suite of cloud based services that goes along with PaaS (platform as a service) and SaaS (software as a service). DataMAPt is a SaaS monitoring solution, meaning it can be used by customers without having to use any of the computers or servers they have at their workplace. Service is provided by DataMAPt over the internet. The same business model is used by PaaS and IaaS.

IaaS means a company essentially leases computers and servers over the internet to other companies, so they can replace on-premise hardware or be used for new projects.

The difference between physical and logical.

A physical machine, or object is anything made of metal and silicon. You can touch it, see it, and it takes up space in a room. All over the world, there are datacenters filled with hundreds or thousands of these physical servers.

One physical server can potentially support hundreds of virtual machines all at once.

As computers have become more powerful, the capability has been developed for one physical machine to be able to have the functionality of multiple computers all at once. When you see a server these days, it may be running multiple logical or virtual machines. What does that mean? In this situation, Logical is synonymous with Virtual. If you are looking at a screen belonging to a virtual machine, the hardware does not actually exist. That computer only exists as the electrical signals flying around on a specific physical server. To every other computer on the planet, this virtual machine is real. It exists logically in the world, making connections, and performing real world tasks, but physically it is just electricity running in software.

The real kicker is that one physical server can potentially support hundreds of virtual objects all at once, each one logically real to the rest of the world. When you look at a large datacenter, even if only some of those servers are running multiple virtual machines, you suddenly go from hundreds of objects, to thousands or even hundreds of thousands. Even virtual machines can run virtual machines! And because every single one is logically real, they are all monitorable.

Benefits of Monitoring IaaS

The world is moving from hundreds of physical objects per company to potentially hundreds of thousands!

Every single virtual machine in the world has its roots in a physical machine somewhere. That means that they are susceptible to the problems of the physical server, themselves, and additional problems related to IaaS. The speed can be slow, components can break, and because they are sharing the same resources as one another, small issues can ripple across many objects.

Monitoring the IaaS cloud is vital to keeping maximum uptime, and seeing where opportunities can be made. Also, because IaaS solutions are typically dynamic, virtual machines properties are changing all the time to fit the needs of a business. Power will need to be increased during certain days or times, but then reduced again when it is slow to reduce costs.

Even though VMs are logical, they are subject to the same security concerns as physical machines. Hackers can gain access, information can be stolen, and money can be lost all in the same ways as before, and even in some new unique and innovative ways.

IaaS is growing like wildfire because new objects can be created in seconds. However, this increases potential vulnerabilities in a business, so knowing what is created right away is an important security element.