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DSP shares their view of delivery of ‘five 9s’ availability – DSP Managed Services sets the “gold standard” up for uptime for Oracle and Microsoft technologies.

DSP up for UKOUG conference 2008 like never before…

If you’ve always considered Open Source synonymous with excellent products that, unfortunately, were unsupportable for commercial organisations, it’s time to think again. Today’s Open Source products provide the flexibility, ease of maintenance and configurability not found in many mainstream monitoring packages. What’s more, with ever-increasing access to professional support organisations, communities and forums, Open Source is now fully viable as a commercial solution.

But what are the implications of this for the monitoring of your Oracle estate? According to Jason Lester of Oracle specialists, DSP Managed Services, it means a good deal: “By using best-of-breed open-source projects, including Nagios, RRDtool and BIRT, Open Source can deliver enterprise-ready systems and network-management software far more quickly and cost-effectively than expensive, inflexible closed-source alternatives.”

That’s the gyst of “Monitoring Oracle using Open Source Software”, DSP’s presentation at this year’s UKOUG 2008 to be given by Lester.

Mark Your Calendar:

• Tuesday , December 2nd, 2008
• Time: 11am GMT

• Jason Lester – DSP

Lester is an experienced Oracle DBA and System Architect, who has worked with E-Business suite as well as a number of other Oracle products, for over 10 years. In the last 3-5 years he has spent a lot of time using and evaluating monitoring solutions, and sees them as an integral part of the role of a DBA in today's fast moving world. Lester told us:
“I probably know as much about Open Source monitoring as anyone working in the field today, which, all modesty aside, is why I think I have something really worth hearing on the subject.” If his enthusiasm is anything to go by, there will be few disappointed members of his forthcoming audience.”

According to Lester: “It’s all part of DSP’s mission to set the ‘gold standard’ for uptime. You see, we believe Open Source monitoring is the way forward in our determination to deliver ‘five 9s’ availability.” He added: “In fact at DSP our new corporate strapline is ‘Uptime. All the time.’ which couldn’t be a clearer articulation of what we stand for.”

Founded in 2000 primarily as a 24*7 managed services provider (MSP) covering the entire Oracle technology stack from operating system to database, DSP also offer a full range of professional services. Working to best-practice methodologies, they can provide everything from individual consultants to complete project teams (functional and/or technical) with specific niche Oracle skills. Customers can also look to DSP for ongoing monitoring, control, prediction and reporting across all of their databases, applications and integrations.

DSP count some of the best-known companies in the world among their clients, including sectors like Charity, Oil & Gas Gaming, Telecommunication, Retail, Transport, Higher Education and Professional Services. How do they account for this success? Lester explains that it all comes down to one thing: “Peace of mind – and that comes from 24*7 availability – which is precisely what our customers get from us. And why we’ve never lost one to date.”

On the future of Opens Source, Lester is a confident man. How confident he can be of a full house at UKOUG remains to be seen. Don’t hesitate to contact for any information regarding the conference presentation on Monitoring Oracle with Open Source Software.

To register for Oracle User Group Conference 2008, please contact Alkesh Chavda or visit


For more information please contact:

Christina Horsoe
Head of Marketing
A: DSP, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
T: +44 8701 999377
F: +44 8701 991977

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