Solutions for OEM/ODM Manufacturers
Thus, most OEM hardware manufacturers find themselves at a certain stage of developing their own centralized monitoring system from scratch:
Development of a modern scalable centralized monitoring, management and configuration system based on enterprise-grade technologies, such as distributed architecture and failover clustering, takes five to ten years if being performed from scratch. Minimal required investments start from several million dollars.
Curiously, every OEM vendor is reinventing the wheel during development of its own device management solution. Our analysis revealed that all monitoring, control and configuration systems in the world have about 90% of common functionality, such as alerting, reporting, dashboards, event logs, and so on.
This is where AggreGate Platform comes in. The Platform includes solid, reliable and proven implementation of all commonly used features typical for systems of any scale:
Fair enough, those tools allow vendors concentrating on developing business-specific data processing chains and user interfaces.
AggreGate also eliminates the most serious drawback of using a third-party management framework: it supports full rebranding (white-labeling) that assumes not only matching basic elements of vendor's corporate identity, such as logos and copyrights, but also changing the product name, releasing rebranded product installers and documentation, and much more.
OEM/ODM vendors derive their own products by rebranding the system and extending it with a set of custom plugins responsible for processing and visualizing their business-specific data. The plugins usually contain XML-based resource templates for alerts, widgets, models, dashboards, reports and other objects that were designed visually, without any programming. Those resources remain compatible with future product releases, their versioning and change/dependency tracking system that ensures easy maintenance.
Our professional services portfolio helps vendors to get things rolling quickly by getting design consulting assistance from our side. AggreGate engineers can also develop the first basic set of data processing and visualization tools and hand them over to your team during a customized training course tailored for your project.
Finally, you get an enterprise-grade device management product distributed under your brand and company name. The product inherits all new features of AggreGate Platform as new versions are released. Your team always concentrates on business-specific development efforts.
As a platform vendor, Tibbo remains the 3rd line of technical support. Our engineers may act as your team members in rare situations when direct interaction is necessary (e.g. during troubleshooting or performance auditing of your customer's production server).
Our OEM/ODM partners have direct influence on the AggreGate roadmap. Providing a broad functional coverage is our key objective, therefore missing core features that block evolution of derived OEM products are added on a high priority basis.