by George A
The startup company Tellago Studios has developed software to allow server administrators to monitor servers with mobile devices such as an iPhone, Android or Windows phone. The technology called Moesion connects to a specific server and then displays this information on the browser of the phone using HTML5. This software can be used with Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server, IIS Web Server, and BizTalk. Security has been a main concern with the development. No data is stored from the server and all of the data is encrypted in transfer. Only the commands are logged. Moesion allows the server administrators to upload scripts directly into the server from the mobile device. The software is currently in Beta.
Moesion has the potential to be a very useful tool for database management. This seems to be a very logical progression on server monitoring. When an administrator is not in front of a desktop or laptop the need to check the status of all the servers can be met. When something is wrong it can be viewed away from the office and the people in the office can be told more accurately how to mend the situation. Usually server administrators can spend hours at a time not really needing to do anything other than to make sure the servers are running correctly. This gives the option of leaving the office and but not giving up knowledge of what is happening on the servers. When a problem arises the issue does not always require the administrator to run back to the office as quickly as possible.
If it is done correctly I see big players like Oracle developing their own software to be used for their servers and possibly blocking a third party like Tellago. This seems as though within a few years this will be very common once Tellago finishes this product and begins selling it to customers. The larger companies will inevitably catch on and probably add it to their packages when people by their database hardware and software.
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