MOM Market Share increasing = More Opportunity
Microsoft Operations Manager
We love our MOM. This is a great technology, this is a great product. It’s been on the market since October of last year. There is great customer feedback that we’re getting, we’re very excited about the number of customers that are running Microsoft Operations Manager in production today, the number of new customers that signed up to run Microsoft Operations Manager since the product was shipped in October of last year and most importantly the market share of a product that came from behind, a product that came from essentially nowhere to now generates approximately 20 percent market share in the industry.
Microsoft Operations Manager is a very significant element of Dynamic Systems Initiative. Microsoft Operations Manager is what helps us and our industry partners today to take the knowledge about how our systems and our industry partner systems need to be run and operated, put that knowledge into models and deliver it to you in the form of MOM management packs, and that dramatically increases operational efficiencies through delivering this knowledge, through getting this knowledge.
MOM 2005 also has a continuous investment model where basically while the core technology of MOM was shipped last year we continue to innovate and industry partners continue to innovate by delivering those management packs to you on an ongoing basis.
In the last two weeks we announced eight additional management packs for MOM 2005. We made them available for download and we’re essentially announcing them at this conference. Some of those management packs target very specific technologies within the Windows and Microsoft product portfolio. Two of them I want to highlight because they really position Microsoft Operations Manager in the new light and really enable you to use this existing technology for two new scenarios.
First of all, we’ve extended Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 and enabled it to monitor mission critical desktops in your organization. The fact that MOM 2005 agents is very lightweight technology essentially enabled us to capitalize on that and give us the opportunity to deliver the management pack for XP to take advantage of the capabilities.
We also delivered a management pack for monitoring of Web sites and Web Services. This is essentially our implementation of synthetic transition technology, technology that continuously pings the Web site and gives you an idea of how the end users will experience the performance of that Web site.
Now, I realize many vendors in the industry would deliver these technologies to you for a significant premium beyond and above what you’re being charged for systems management. With MOM 2005 pricing and licensing model you just get these technologies with a base Microsoft Operations Manager license, which makes it the most cost effective solution in the industry.
I’m also very excited, very, very excited about the ecosystem of partners that came around to work with us on MOM. There are many of the announcements that are happening at this conference today; in fact, approximately 25 partners come together and make significant announcements on their investment to work with us to deliver complete solutions to all of you.
One of those announcements I want to highlight here. This announcement comes from a relatively small company called AVIcode. And what they’re delivering and they will be delivering later this year is a solution built on top of Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 to help you monitor custom .NET applications. This solution will come in the form of a management pack for MOM and then AVIcode will deliver extensive solutions to build on top of that to allow you to diagnose your applications.
So very exciting deliverables in the MOM area, very great things that are happening and continuous investment that will help you get even more value out of MOM 2005.