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.

Jim Melvin

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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“Hey, what are you guys working on this year?”

When it comes to setting near-term priorities and securing budget dollars, enterprise IT and networking pros generally have things pretty well buttoned up. They know which projects are needed most, what they’ll cost, and how the completion of those projects will help drive better business results. They make solid business cases, secure the needed funding, …

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Streaming Telemetry Has Arrived. Why You Should Care.

About 30 years ago, we began connecting devices such as routers, hubs, and printers to IP networks. That meant these resources went from being mostly housed in one location like a data center to spread all throughout an organization’s operations. IT and NetOps teams immediately recognized that they needed a standardized way to monitor and manage …

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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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Your First ‘Must See’ at Cisco Live! Orlando: Automated Infrastructure Provisioning in Verizon’s MSP Suite

While the concept of automation is as old as computing itself, the concept of automatic infrastructure provisioning in response to user & application activity is new and exciting. Self-healing, self-optimizing network platform has been promised for some time but is now becoming more achievable than ever before. A combination of techologies now enables a world …

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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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