Evolven Listed as One of the 20 Most Promising HP Solution Providers
This past week Evolven was recognized by CIO Review as one of the 20 most promising HP solution providers in the article Evolven Software: Pioneering the ITOA Space. Sasha Gilenson, CEO of Evolven, was interviewed where he described that, "Our ITOA [IT Operations Analytics] solution is based on a firm belief that 'change' is the major source of instability, performance issues, and security threats in IT," says Gilenson. "Part of our solution is a knowledgebase that calculates impact and severity of changes in various configurations attributes. We apply analytics on everything that matters—the entire environment stack down to the most granular level. This generates more accurate and more powerful insights."
Gilenson explained how "We do it in a manageable way that does not drown clients in exhaustive information. We observe adjacent markets so we can learn from them and look for ideas in different areas. We are constantly looking for how to deliver more value and more efficiency while deepening our core capabilities such as domain expertise." Below we highlight some points raised in this piece.
Challenges ITOA Take OnToday IT operations faces many demands and challenges, leaving them still very much focused very much on firefighting to keep the systems running properly, including the following:
- Be more agile
- Support dynamic business demands as a partner of business
- Maintain maximum stability, performance, and security for business systems
- Address growing amounts of issues with existing staff resources
Evolven OperationsThe article descibes how Evolven complements HP's broad ranged product portfolio with its IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) technology, adding a new strategic dimension as well as helping organizations unlock the power of the data collected by HP's tools. Sasha Gilenson explained "HP's rich portfolio touches every aspect of IT management and collects huge amount of data. Our approach is to apply powerful solutions to turn this overwhelming IT environment data into actionable information."
Evolven Moving ForwardIn conclusion, the article went on to elaborate on how Evolven aims to expand its services. Sasha Gilenson said, "At Evolven, we believe that ITOA is a hot space and there is still a lot to do as this space matures. We expect to see more intelligence in the data center and cloud. Within several years multiple vertical analytics solutions will merge into a unified analytics layer serving as a 'brain' for automated IT environments. Being a pioneer and innovator of the ITOA space, our goal is to provide this brain."
Read the full article as published in
Evolven Software: Pioneering the ITOA Space (Dec 2014).
Sasha Gilenson - Chief Executive Officer, co-founder
Sasha Gilenson enjoyed a long and successful career at Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP), having led the company's QA organization, participating in establishing Mercury's Software as a Service (SaaS), as well as leading a Business Unit in Europe and Asia. Sasha played a key role in the development of Mercury's worldwide Business Technology Optimization (BTO) strategy and drove field operations of the Wireless Business Unit, all while taking on the duties as the Mercury's top "guru" in quality processes and IT practices domain. In this capacity, Sasha has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies on technology and process optimization, and in turn, acquired a comprehensive and rare knowledge of the market and industry practices. Sasha holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Latvian University and MBA from London Business School.