TMK Chooses Entuity to Consolidate Network Management

TMK GroupTMK, one of the world’s leading producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, has chosen Entuity network management to manage their enterprise WAN network. TMK clients include companies such as Shell, AGIP, ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum and Lukoil.

Keeping a global enterprise network operating at peak efficiency is no easy task. A top supplier of products to oil and gas companies in more than 80 countries worldwide, TMK took on the work of researching and implementing a new network management system that would help them improve overall network operations. Their goals were to increase the satisfaction of TMK’s end-users, decrease the number of network-related incidents and shorten the recovery time spent on rectifying network issues.

Key to meeting these objectives was moving away from using multiple network management tools, which were resulting in inefficient data collection and correlation methodology. TMK needed to find a network management solution that offered IT infrastructure monitoring with a single integrated product. Entuity network management not only met this requirement, but satisfied other criteria, including topology maps that could cover their entire IT infrastructure, strong root cause analysis, and advanced event management that offered features such as event filters and custom event notifications. Entuity was verified during a two-month proof of concept arranged by their local IT supplier, Unicorns, an Entuity Authorized Partner in Moscow.

“During the pilot program, there were a few devices that were unique to us and they were quickly added to the Entuity software and put under management. Through this exercise we received dedicated assistance from our local partner Unicorns, as well as a fast response by Entuity support. This gave us the confidence that we were making the right decision in choosing Entuity,” said Sergey Korablev, TMK IT Director.

Entuity is making a big difference in evolving the efficiency, proactiveness and accuracy of TMK’s network management and has helped them enhance their network’s service delivery performance and end-user experience.

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