As always, we’ll be eagerly looking for early alpha users. If you’re interested in taking part just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd be thrilled to hear from you. Best, The Soluto Team
We built Soluto to make it easy to manage devices from anywhere. Last month, we successfully launched our iOS support product into the market — and PCs, iPads, and iPhones around the world are now being managed better than ever with Soluto. Today, we’re proud to announce the latest and greatest in our growing arsenal of products: Server support. Soluto for Servers will give you the opportunity to manage Windows servers easily, from anywhere and all in one place with the rest of your devices.
Ready to try it? It’s easy to set up and you’ll be managing your servers within minutes. Also, to give you a preview, we’ve asked some of our trial customers why they like it. Here are their top 5 reasons:
1. Smart Real-time Alerts
Get real-time email alerts. For example, we’ll alert you when your disk space is running out or when your server’s CPU is overloaded for too long and more.
2. Remote access
Access your server from anywhere, anytime. Easily perform actions and maintenance jobs, even on-the-go, from your mobile device’s browser.
3. Weekly Performance reports
Receive weekly performance reports on CPU, RAM and I/O usage. Check your server’s performance trends, up time and identify activity peaks and busy days.
You can monitor your server’s health and hardware status, check current disk space, hardware specifications and install Windows Updates.
5. All devices in one place
Whether you have PCs, iPhones, iPads or Windows servers - you can manage all of them together from the same dashboard, and from any browser.
We look forward to hearing your feedback, add a server now!
Best, The Soluto Team
In Mary Meeker's presentation (http://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/kpcb-internet-trends-2013) on internet trends in 2013, she listed three companies that stand out in terms of data collected: Israel-based Waze, the GPS navigational app that was just acquired by Google for 1 billion dollars, has 48 million users, and records 1 billion miles driven per month; JawboneUP, the fitness bracelet, which analyzes billions of steps per day and 700k hours of sleep; and Yelp, the customer review site, which boasts 102 million users and 39 million user-generated reviews.
A note to Mary Meeker: you missed the other big Israeli data company, Soluto :) Not only is our data set one of the largest in the technology world, but we know how to aggregate, normalize, and analyze it in real-time to offer people all over the world a way to better manage their technology.
Every day, we have more than 500k active devices connecting to our service. Every day, those devices generate 400 million data points. That amounts to over 100 billion data points to analyze and store in our PC Genome. Further, since we recently added iOS devices, our data doesn't just include Microsoft, but is providing a better understanding of the tech ecosystem and is evolving in leaps and bounds. We will soon release products for servers and Android devices further expanding our data set.
When the human genome was decoded, 3 billion base pairs were analyzed over ten years. Today that process can be achieved in less than one week. Companies collecting similarly large amounts of data will be poised to make the most of these huge advancements in the ability to analyze a lot of data quickly. Even just recently, Soluto’s PC Genome revealed some fascinating questions about how Oracle manages Java. And more is certainly to come.
What questions would you like to see answered by Soluto?
When Oracle bought Sun Microsystems in 2010 they also acquired, by default, one of its properties: Java, that is installed on roughly 70% of web browsers.Java has been a hot issue in the press lately, not least because of Google and Oracle’s ongoing battle (referred to as “the world series of IP cases” by one U.S. federal judge) over whether Google’s Android operating system is infringing on Java-related patents and copyrights owned by Oracle. If appeals continue, the verdict may even be decided by the Supreme Court. Soluto has always been Team Google in this case (mainly related to open source issues, and keeping APIs free of copyright protection so better software can be developed). And now, Soluto has uncovered some disconcerting information for consumers about how Oracle runs its Java unit. One is reminded of Google’s “Don’t be evil" motto. Every time a user is asked to update or install Java, Oracle bundles the Ask.com toolbar with the installation in a way showen by Ed Bott of ZDNet to be highly deceptive. We recently pulled some data from our database showing that from all Ask.com installations, 40% are caused by a Java update or install. And 30% of all Soluto users have or had the Ask.com toolbar installed on their browsers. Why is this a problem? The toolbar takes over the browser's default search provider and replaces it with the Ask.com search engine. Ask’s search is clearly inferior to Google’s search, giving users lower-grade search results and bombarding the user with banner ads, video ads, and in general a poor experience. It also tries to hijack the default homepage and depending on the browser - it often succeeds. Yet both Oracle and IAC make money from this installation. By our back-of-the-napkin estimate, Oracle probably makes a few hundred million dollars, and IAC makes money every time visitors click on paid ads. The fact 59% of Soluto users choose to disable Ask.com toolbar for their customers shows how hated a piece of software this is. We believe most of the remaining 41% simply haven’t gotten to it yet. Does Oracle fleece its customers for revenues in other ways? After two alarming quarters to shareholders, in which Oracle underperformed analysts' expectations due to declining software license sales and cloud subscription sales, Oracle is clearly under pressure to keep profits up. Or is this simply mismanagement and more evidence that Oracle is on its way out among the elite group of tech heavyweights today?
Stay tuned for more interesting data, The Soluto Team
This is Tomer, founder and CEO of Soluto. We have some cool news to share and we could really use your support in spreading it around.Earlier today, after several crazy weeks, we finally launched our new service for IT managers in small businesses and IT service providers. The new service includes some awesome new features such as remote access, chat, asset management and extended reports, and can really help IT pros become more productive and provide a better service.
Don’t worry - Soluto still has a free version, and nothing will change for existing users.If you would like to enjoy our new features, upgrade to Pro. It’s totally worth it... and you will make us very happy :)
Wondering how you can help (and even win an iPad mini)? If you know anyone who might enjoy our new stuff, or works in IT, share Soluto them. To show our appreciation we’ll be drawing an iPad mini among those whose friends actually join and add PCs. For that to work, please share from here (you have to be a Soluto user).
Live long and prosper,
The Soluto Team