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5 Things to Consider During a Server Implementation

Implementing a new server can be a big undertaking, even for large companies with lots of resources to accomplish the task.  On one hand, a lot of trust is placed in an unfamiliar setup, and it’s natural to want to stick with what works instead.  On the other, the reasoning behind the migration is presumably

Server Downtimes: Impact, Causes, and Avoidance

As computer users browsing the web, we expect pages to load as quickly and links to carry us to the next page without pause.  Very few people will investigate the source of a ‘Page Not Found’ error.  Some may check back to see if the problem was remedied, but if it persists, will find other

5 Timely Tips for Monitoring the Health of Your Storage Disk

Hard disk drives, or HDDs, have been the standard for computer storage since the introduction of the IBM 350 in 1956. They are still the standard sixty years later, even with the advent of solid-state drives (SSDs). Because hard disks house the operating system and every application on a machine, some amount of work is

Capacity Planning: What is it, and why do I need it?

In business, capacity planning is the process of quantifying the amount of work a company is capable of executing in a given period compared to anticipated changes in the demand for their goods or services. The purpose of capacity planning is to ensure the requirements for goods and services are met with equal effective capacity,

Microsoft Expands Azure Data Lake

What is Azure Data Lake? A data lake is a repository of company wide data, collected in a single place before it is formally integrated into a database or used for any specific purpose. Azure Data Lake (ADL) is Microsoft’s version of this software, made to work with their Azure cloud-computing platform. Like all data

Server Monitoring, Big Data, Data Analysis and Your Business

Servers are the backbone of any web-based operation. Companies need to be sure that downtimes are minimal, that there is adequate separation between the front-end components and the mission critical data, and that contingency plans are in place if all else fails. Server monitoring is the process of continually analyzing the health of server resources

Things You Should Know About Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Overview Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is an anomaly among Windows’ Server releases, in that each of the previous three versions were released alongside their desktop counterparts. Having released its third technical preview on August 19th, 2015, the official release is already three months behind Windows 10, with an expected official release sometime in early 2016.

Now you have a Microsoft Private Cloud what next?

Choosing Microsoft private cloud as the solution to managing your businesses IT infrastructure might be a step in the right direction, but with this choice comes certain questions and responsibilities such as; is configuring a self-service portal for monitoring your IT infrastructure difficult? Are private clouds expensive, and what advantages do private clouds provide your

Private Clouds are Complicated: Challenges to Building and Operating Microsoft Private Cloud

Every business owner who relies on tech systems—servers, storage units, applications and data bases—knows the immense importance of having a central system for controlling the performance of every component that makes the business’s IT infrastructure tick. And while there are several solutions to monitoring these components, a few stand out including Microsoft’s Private Cloud solution.

We have been awarded with the B2Fair Business Award 2015

We are very proud to have been awarded with the B2Fair Business Award at GRBusiness Days. This award is dispensed to companies that have obtained conclusive results due to their participation at the GR Business Days of last year. In the photo you can see: Mr Marc-Lionel Gatto, CEO of MLG Events Mr Michel Wurth,

See you at GR Business Days 2015!

We are happy to announce our participation in this year’s GR Business days, the main business to business trade fair in the Luxembourg Greater Region. Come visit the Clariance/Monitance booth on June 17th and 18th where we will be displaying some of our most successful products: Website monitoring: monitor your website and be the first

Security Monitoring, Alert and automation the Monitance Way

Before talking about virtual server management systems and Monitance own unique brand of management, I would like you—as an IT professional/server manager— to close your eyes for a minute and imagine the difficulties that would arise if the tech world was still stuck on managing web servers using manual techniques to observe and troubleshoot multiple

Top 5 Common Server Monitoring Mistakes

As a technical or non-technical individual working with servers, it is your responsibility to monitor every factor that affects the working process of your server. Finding a remedy to faulty situations falls upon your shoulders too and you need to gather every professional information or tips you can find about the task of handling servers

Analyzing Heart Bleed Effects on Your Server

The first thing that comes to mind when one hears about web security flaws and stolen online data is that an attack using viral software must have occurred. Therefore, when news of mass data theft caused by ‘Heartbleed’ filtered to the public, most of us quickly jumped on the bandwagon of people who believed that

5 crucial Tips for preventing Server downtime

It is a well-known fact that every working system faces its own set of challenges that may either reduce its efficiency or cripple its entire ability to function. In humans, these challenges may come in the form of illnesses and aging which can lead to death while for web servers, the challenges which may come

6 Tips to Protecting Your E-commerce Website

During the 2nd quarter of 2013, the news that eBay had been attacked by hackers who successfully stole personal information belonging to millions of people spread like wild-fire and the resulting reaction from the public was that of incredulity and mass panic. While some quickly blocked their credit cards, and changed eBay account passwords, others

Server Management 101

The importance of successful management has been the key to successfully running any organization which may either be commercial or non commercial. In the virtual world which comprises of multiple servers, hardware, interactions and users, monitoring and managing the entire server system is one of the most important responsibilities every organization must handle properly. This

Outsourcing Managed IT Services Interested Or Not?

At the commencement of a new year, every reputable information technology blog ‘worth its salt’ releases a blog post, article or white paper covering what their IT professionals believe will be the industry trend for that year in review and 2014 was no different. The year saw every tech related blog release its opinion on

GR Business Days 2014: Total Success!

We want to thank the organization of GR Business Days and all the attendees for their interest in our new products (Visitor Flow Analysis System  and Sensor Monitoring Solution). For the third year in a row we met with prospective clients and generated several business relations through our stand in the fair and the speed

Come see us at the GR Business Days!

For the third year we are going to be at the GR Business Days in Luxembourg presenting our products and the latest news of the monitoring industry. Come and find us in our stand on June 18th and 19th 2014 and learn about how our monitoring solutions can help your company: IT-monitoring: Monitance, a cloud

What is server monitoring and why is it important?

It’s safe to say that most businesses rely heavily on the stability of their IT network and infrastructure and it is a fact the cost of downtime is becoming an increasingly growing concern.  Not only does downtime cause a major loss of business productivity but it also affects the quality of service that is provided

We have been awarded with the “Made in Luxembourg” label!

Clariance and our family of products, including Monitance, the Server and Web Monitoring SaaS, has been awarded with the label “Made in Luxembourg.” The label Made in Luxembourg is awarded by the Chambre des Métiers of Luxembourg in order to promote the products and services of companies established in Luxembourg in their international sales and

What server monitoring tools can do for your site

 “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” ― H. James Harrington How do monitoring tools work? Real-time monitoring of your servers is

Why is monitoring your website important?

The business market is a highly competitive market and with the tremendous range of companies, there is little margin for error; any error could result in the loss of business to the competition.  In order to effectively reach a larger audience, almost every business now has a website – either to represent the company and

5 reasons why SaaS is your solution to monitoring

What is Saas? SaaS is an acronym for ‘Software as a service’.  In contrast to the traditional desktop approach, SaaS delivers software applications that are accessed over the Internet and run on an infrastructure that is managed by the SaaS vendor. This means it does not require installation because the program is hosted directly on

5 steps to keeping up customers during downtime

Regardless of what company you run, every business will depend on a customer of some sorts. Whether you have a customer service department or not, it is still imperative that you keep your customers satisfied so that there is continuous return of business. In today’s world of technology, business now takes place on an international

How to make Windows server monitoring really easy

Let’s face it, in this day and age, almost every business relies on technology in some way.  The thing is, while your business may use technology and computers, there isn’t always a role or a need to have a full-time employee to handle your I.T. needs and using external I.T. consultants can be costly and

The impact of downtime on business

There are many crucial factors that will determine the success of any business.  However, having reliable systems is a key factor and downtime can seriously impede business success depending on the frequency and duration. Depending on what type of business you run, downtime will affect you in different ways.  However, there is a common denominator

4 (good) reasons to use a free server (and web) monitoring tool:

1/ Why do we need monitoring? Monitoring your technical and web infrastructure is essential for the smooth running and steady performance of your business. Clearly, any total or partial IT or website failure results in loss of productivity. Given the cost of downtime, prevention and fast resolution of problems is essential to the health of

Press acclaim for Monitance, the SaaS server monitoring service!

Monitance appeared in the Frankfurter Allgemeine in July coinciding with our visit at the fair “GR Business Days 2013”. The newspaper made some remarks on the evolution of Monitance as a server monitoring service; let us give you a little summary. Why was Monitance created? The idea for Monitance was born when we realised there

Monitance blog about server monitoring is up and running!

Like all software as a service (SaaS), Monitance is constantly changing to include new options and functionalities. For example, in recent months, we have included Website monitoring, a permanent free version, API and more. Now, so that we can regularly communicate with our users (the free version or with a paid program) about new developments
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