GSX Blog

Get control of your Active Directory by checking replication health and Hybrid performance

Posted by Arnaud Buonaccorsi on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that the comprehensive monitoring capabilities of our GSX Monitor and Analyzer is now available for Active Directory!                    

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Tags: Health Monitoring, hybrid environments, Active Directory, Monitoring Active Directory

My 2 cents at Connect...

Posted by Antoine Leboyer on Wed, Feb 03, 2016

I was sick last year and could not attend the new format IBM Connect.
It is a smaller event than during its heydays but is still a well-organized conference where familiar faces can be seen.

The OGS delivered good demos and some were actually funny. The real question is whether all the products they shown can be delivered fast and effectively.

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Tags: IBM Connect, IBM Monitoring, Websphere, DB2

GSX now monitors 100% of Lync 2013

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Nowadays, Lync performance is considered critical for every company and represents a challenge from a management point of view. With each Lync edition becoming more prevalent as a PBX replacement, the ability for users to make and receive phone calls with their Lync clients and call into Lync conferences from PSTN devices (such as cell phones) is becoming a necessity in many organizations to reduce phone expenses.

But, how do you make sure that all of your Lync environment's features are working and will continue to work properly from an end-user perspective?

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Tags: Lync monitoring, Lync Reporting, Microsoft Lync

Get a comprehensive view on how SQL Server is performing?

Posted by Olivier Raynaut on Thu, Jan 28, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that the comprehensive monitoring capabilities of GSX Monitor is now available for Microsoft SQL Server!

SQL is the standard language for relational database management systems. SQL statements are used to perform critical tasks, such as updating or retrieving information from the database. GSX now monitors Microsoft SQL Server, one of the most common relational database management systems based on SQL.

Properly monitoring your SQL Server will allow you to identify performance trends and determine if key changes are necessary to optimize performance.

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Tags: sql server, Connectors, SQL Applications, Monitoring SQL server

GSX for IronPort is out!

Posted by cyril leroy on Thu, Jan 21, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our GSX for IronPort! Now you can take advantage of comprehensive monitoring capabilities to track IronPort health, performance, and usage, as well as network availability and latency. At the same time, you’ll be able to continuously test and troubleshoot the messaging environment and cache issues, know which types of emails have been processed versus rejected.

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Tags: Connectors, IronPort, Network, Antispam, Antivirus, Monitoring IronPort, Email Security

Beyond Unified Communication applications: The next 20 years for GSX

Posted by Antoine Leboyer on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

This year is an important one for us. GSX is 20 years old. As our teen-agers kids remind us of and as some older guys like me may remember, we are more mature, full of energy and it is time to have projects. It is a great age and I have the impression to be 20 years old again. So I would like to take a minute of your time to describe what our projects are, what makes us as excited as our 20 year old kids.

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Tags: Unified Communications and Collaborations, Application Performance, Network Performance, Connectors

Manage massive volumes of Office 365 users with a single click

Posted by Meryll Moreau on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

If you’re an organization in need of a fully integrated communication, collaboration, and productivity solution, Office 365 is most likely your go-to choice.

Office 365 offers a number of flexible, tiered plans to suit virtually any organization size, making it easier and more cost-effective for most businesses to take advantage of its powerful features and tools.

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Tags: Office 365, Administration, Cloud Enterprise Management

Fine-tuning your Traveler Infrastructure

Posted by Yann Baudic on Wed, Dec 09, 2015

In this day and age, real-time mobility is crucial to drive end-user productivity. Users need instantaneous access to their email, calendar, and address book. IBM Traveler provides just that, enabling a wide range of mobile devices to securely synchronize critical data over-the-air for quick access.

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Tags: traveler HA, ibm traveler, Performance

Top 5 Office 365 solutions to look at to support your Cloud journey

Posted by Tim Book on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

We all know there is a huge shift to the cloud as more and more companies are realizing the potential of cloud based solutions.
However, we here at the GSX Solutions Professional Services team recently came across a number of potential concerns that many of our customers and partners have had regarding their planned or in process migrations.
Today, I’d like to highlight and address some of those concerns as well as discuss the phases of an Office 365 migration.
I’ll also talk about some available tools from Microsoft that can help before, during and after an Office 365 migration.

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Tags: Office 365, cloud migration

Product Tips: Manage Office 365 Inactive Users and Mailboxes

Posted by Meryll Moreau on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

When it comes to managing Office 365, there’s an easy way for organizations to save money: having clear visibility into license usage and allocation.

For instance, when an employee leaves your company, there are a number of administrative to-dos such as returning equipment and updating payroll. From an IT perspective, you’ll also want to make sure to disable that person’s account and reallocate the user license, so that you’re not spending money on unused resources or paying more for additional ones.

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Tags: Usage Metrics, office 365 reporting, Inactive Users