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27 August 2015
Established in 2005 and based in the US, SevOne is an infrastructure performance monitoring platform designed to “address the needs of today’s most connected global companies”, says the company’s MD of activity in EMEA, Sean O’Donnell.
Purpose-built to replace legacy
performance monitoring tools challenged by today’s
customer requirements, SevOne offers its customers the ability
to ensure the existing and future delivery of applications and
services; done via monitoring, reporting and alerting on the
entire digital infrastructure.
O’Donnell’s job to expand
SevOne’s operations across the EMEA region,
growing its customer base and overall sales. "No two days are
the same at SevOne. We continue to be a fast-growing company
with a huge on-going market opportunity," he says.
"It’s always exciting to work for a company that
has a world class offering, and that’s definitely
what we have at SevOne."
SevOne works closely with
operators, especially in the enterprise space, and
O’Donnell notes the huge opportunity he sees for
the carrier market in Big Data. The high-speed networks of
today are creating floods of data, meaning enterprises are
having to derive new ways to gain critical insights from their
performance metrics. However, O’Donnell says that
these infrastructures are stretching existing legacy monitoring
tools to breaking point.
"With multiple metrics, tidal
waves of data and fluctuating demand, operators need a new
approach to effectively monitor their infrastructure and
deliver vital applications and services," he says.
"There is a tremendous
importance now being placed on platforms that can deal with
gathering and rapidly analysing volumes of information that are
increasing dramatically in size."
preparation is key for operators, and he notes that while there
is a vast opportunity in Big Data, it also presents a
challenge: "The exponential increase in data seen to date will
be dwarfed in a very short time, as mobile growth, IoT and
cloud service delivery moving to software-define everything
(SDx) and hypserscale data centres converge," he
"Operators need systems that
are not only equipped to handle current levels of data, but the
anticipated explosion over the coming years."
An industry veteran,
O’Donnell has previously held roles at Dimension
Data, Nortel, HP, Siemens and most recently, EMC where he was
responsible for the Western Europe sales team.
Outside of work and
O’Donnell maintains this thirst for a challenge
with frequent trips clay pigeon shooting: "Frustrating at times
but also really satisfying," he says.