Jim Melvin

Jim joined SevOne after 20 years in leadership and CEO roles in software, hardware, and SaaS businesses. He served as CEO of AppNeta for 5 years, as well as 2 years as President and CEO at Mazu Networks. Jim has an extensive background in leading companies and marketing teams through various stages of growth. He has been awarded three U.S. patents in fault tolerant systems design. Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering and an M.S. in management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

SevOne Network Performance Management – Now Powered by IBM

There’s an old saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.   In 2005, a network architect working at a Fortune 500 company foresaw a significant threat to his ability to manage network performance. Simply put, the legacy network performance monitoring systems he was working with could not keep up with the demands of the business. Constantly forced to make tradeoffs between how much data he could consistently collect, …

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SevOne Insight on Acquisition Announcement by IBM

It’s been an exciting eighteen months here at SevOne. First an acquisition in November 2019 by Turbonomic, and now the most recent news, an announcement by IBM to acquire Turbonomic. As the infrastructure that runs today’s modern applications becomes virtualized, full-stack from top to bottom – compute, storage and now the network – it is …

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It’s Time to Start Upping Your Network Monitoring Game

Think about all the changes in networking and IT that have occurred over the past 15 -20 years. The dominance of the internet, ubiquitous smartphones, mobile everything, virtualization, the cloud, and more. These and other advances have fundamentally changed our networks, and how we communicate and conduct business. It’s truly remarkable. Equally remarkable is the …

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A Measuring and Map-Making Tool for Digital Transformation

When I’m out talking with customers and prospects, the topic most of them want to discuss is digital transformation. It’s the reinvention of an organization’s business processes to leverage next-gen technologies like virtualized networking and cloud-based architectures. By making this fundamental change, CSPs, MSPs, and enterprises can really move the needle in terms of their operational …

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Getting Your Arms Around the ROI of Network Management Systems

Here at SevOne, we’re often asked by prospects and customers about the ROI they should expect our network and infrastructure management solutions to deliver. It’s a simple question, but the answer is usually quite complicated. That’s because no two networks are the same. Every organization uses its network in different ways to support its unique operational …

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The Key to ‘Self-Driving’ IT

Here at SevOne, we spend a lot of time working on and talking about ‘self-driving IT’. That’s the intelligent, automated and dynamic provisioning of everything from compute and storage resources, to connectivity and bandwidth, to network services and applications. It’s similar in many ways to the self-driving car phenomenon. Let’s take a look at some …

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Harnessing the Power of Real-Time Data Analytics

Information is power and for many organizations, that power lies in the insights that data can offer about customer behaviors. Without context, however, that power isn’t worth much. Real-time Network Performance Analytics can provide the context that organizations need regarding the data from their monitoring solution, but many organizations don’t know where to begin. There …

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When Network Downtime Costs Your Business $150 Million

One of the biggest news stories in August was when Delta experienced an internal outage followed by the failure of a backup system at one of its operations centers in Atlanta. The outage, which only lasted for five hours but had rippling effects, caused over 2,000 canceled flights over three days, stranded thousands of travelers, …

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3 Reasons Why Your Business Should Embrace the Digital Transformation

Today, businesses must constantly reinvent themselves to stay one step ahead of the competition. Entire industries are being transformed in the blink of an eye. Take banking for example. In 1969, the ATM changed retail banking forever. The modern ATM isn’t completely irrelevant today, but customers want more. They want mobile banking, virtual currencies, instant …

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