Barry Strauss, Head of Marketing, Talksum
In a new MeriTalk report entitled “The Drive to Thrive: Ensuring the Agile Data Center,” Federal field workers and data center leads stressed the need for instant information access to do their jobs while at the same time pointing out the negative affects of downtime on both productivity and the bottom line.
The report stated that real-time access could save the federal government $32.5 billion annually. The feds field workers noted that real-time information access saves them an average of 17 hours per week, or 816 hours per year, and multiplied by the number of field workers in the U.S. government, this translates into about $32.5 billion in annual productivity savings.
In the last month, however, respondents noted that 70 percent of agencies have experienced downtime of 30 minutes or more. According to the report, 90 percent of the respondents said downtime affects their ability to do their job, and 42 percent said they couldn’t support their agency’s core mission. In fact, less than one-fifth of Federal IT professionals are fully confident in their agency’s ability to meet up-time and fail-over requirements.
In addition, 80 percent of Federal IT professionals cite data center reliability as a top priority for their agency.
The real-time Talksum Data Stream Router, or TDSR, has been built with this in mind. Talksum takes a highly efficient approach to data processing, management, and analytics for secure data center solutions. The TDSR improves data acquisition and transformation, converts data into flexibly managed event streams, and provides actionable data and reduced reporting latency of critical events to seconds – perfect for any data center and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system.
The TDSR processes, manages, and contextually routes millions of events per section to power real-time monitoring and alerts, preventing downtime, while also freeing up storage through its data reduction technology. The TDSR can instantly send alerts for memory errors, queries, non-normal activities, SLA blips, electrical capacity, unauthorized login attempts, system statistics, and a host of other types of alerts, custom-tailored per agency requirements.
The hardware-based, highly configurable TDSR, can be easily deployed for highly specialized solutions without the need for specialized coding, and includes the foundational components for regulatory compliance, government standards, and policy control.
The Talksum solution offers security controls that span firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus and anti-malware systems, network devices, server hosts, applications, physical systems, and more to eliminate the problems before they happen.