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Paul has been building profitable private and publicly owned businesses at CEO level for over 40 years in a range of industries including chemical engineering, international photo processing and IT software. Paul has extensive experience of start-up, development and sale of businesses including IPO. His involvement with Metron started as an entrepreneur raising funds to back the Founders and original team in 1986. Paul was previously Chief Executive Officer and remains on the board as Chairman.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew has been working in IT for 32 years, 30 of them in Capacity Management with Metron. After learning the business with a hardware manufacturer, Andrew performed a variety of sales and sales management roles in Metron, most recently as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer with direct responsibility for Metron-Athene, Inc in the USA, corporate marketing and overseeing all direct and partner sales activity worldwide. In April 2013 Andrew stepped up to Chief Executive Officer with the aim of driving the next phase of development and growth of the business as a whole.
Chief Contracts Officer
Paul is one of the founder members of Metron and has been involved in the IT industry for over 40 years. He began his career at ICL in 1969 and set up MicroScope, an IT software and services business. Paul managed Microscope though an IPO on the London Stock Exchange in 1987 and the subsequent sale of the business. He has had involvement over the years, at a senior level, in a number of Trade Associations and organizations, such as CMG. Paul is our Chief Contracts Officer with responsibility for commercial and contract dealings.
Chief Marketing Officer
Rich has been working in Capacity Management for 17 years, the last 10+ with Metron, holding ITIL v2 Manager and v3 Expert certification. He's worked in a variety of presales and postsales consulting roles within Metron, turning his attention in recent years to product and strategic marketing. Rich earned a BS in Mathematics from Juniata College (PA) and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is responsible for Metron's global marketing efforts.
Chief Financial Officer
David started his career with McGraw-Hill and then set up the finance and administration departments for Supasnaps, which achieved a $100 million turnover within 6 years.
He has held financial controller positions within 3M and Calor Gas before establishing his own company of Chartered Certified Accountants 15 years ago.
Chief Business Development Officer
Ian has over 25 years sales and operational experience within a range of technology start-up companies and managed his career through a variety of sales roles within performance, capacity and database management Companies.
Ian joined Metron in 2002 and is now our SVP, UK Sales and Business Development with direct responsibility for the management of Metron’s UK sales team and worldwide partner sales network.
Chief Services Officer
Nick has over 2 decades of history in Systems Programming on mainframes, followed by over 15 years of capacity management experience. Nick was previously the National Capacity Management specialist for Capgemini and has also worked as Technical Support Manager for GE Corporate Computer Services European Data Center. Nick’s responsibilities cover Customer services, Consulting and internal information technology.
Chief Development Officer
David qualified with an MSc in Software Engineering from Sheffield University in 1993 and has worked within a Software Development environment ever since. Initially a developer, David went on to Team lead and then on to Project Management and Development Management, joining Metron in 2006. David is now Metron’s SVP for Development and finds the challenge of keeping abreast of technological advances continually motivating. He is currently embracing the world of Agile Development and continues to deliver higher value to Metron’s customers.
Metron announce 20 year anniversary of their successful partnership with IIM.
This year Metron and IIM celebrate 20 years of successful partnership selling capacity management.
Proof of its success are the 500+ IIM clients in Japan using Metron’s athene® software, across all vertical markets.
Good Reasons To Become a Metron Partner
We continue to invest in its Partner programs.
Our industry leading Capacity Management software, athene.
Our unparalleled experience of capacity planning and performance management.
We are building substantial and profitable revenue streams for our partners.
Syncsort Acquires Metron to Add Enterprise-Wide Capacity Management to Leading Data Infrastructure Optimization Portfolio
Scalable, Highly Efficient Capacity Management and Predictive Capabilities Help Organizations Boost Performance and Service Levels, While Reducing Costs.
Syncsort, a global leader in data liberation, integrity and integration solutions for next-generation analytics, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Metron Technology, Ltd., provider of best-in-class capacity management software, services and education. Metron’s signature athene® solution delivers trend-based forecasting, capacity modeling and planning capabilities that enable enterprises to optimize their data infrastructure to improve performance and control costs, from mainframe to cloud.
With the continually growing scale and complexity of cross-platform business services, capacity management has become a more critical capability for IT operations. Organizations need effective ways to gather, integrate and analyze trends, model future scenarios and interpret data from across the enterprise to provide actionable insights and predict potential stress levels and issues for critical workloads. Trend analysis, modeling and the ability to correlate diverse data sets from multiple environments are particularly important for emerging Big Data and IoT use cases, implementation of private cloud computing services and balancing the use of external cloud service providers.
“As enterprises embrace the power of leveraging data as a source of competitive advantage, we continually see two key connected goals. Organizations are looking to deliver critical data from core applications to their next generation Big Data infrastructures and need to optimize the infrastructure running the applications,” said Josh Rogers, CEO, Syncsort. “Syncsort’s infrastructure optimization portfolio, combined with our market-leading Big Iron to Big Data integration solutions, allow customers to pursue both goals. Metron’s athene software further strengthens Syncsort’s value proposition in both of these key solution areas. Its sophisticated predictive analytics will enable our customers to ensure their traditional application infrastructure is operating as efficiently as possible, as well as help customers measure the health and capacity of rapidly growing Big Data environments.”
athene is differentiated by its ability to collect data from multiple platforms, on premise or in the cloud, physical and virtual, as well as the capability to maximize existing investments by importing data from a variety of vendor infrastructure modeling tools, including from CA Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Software and IBM. Its browser-based user interface simplifies its scalable and cost-effective 360-degree capacity management, empowering IT professionals to meet their SLAs and provide the required IT capacity while controlling costs.
The Metron team also brings to Syncsort strong subject-matter expertise, having advised on the original capacity management process definition and guidelines contained within the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework. The software, services and training Metron delivers are closely aligned to ITIL and other best practice methodologies for IT service management (ITSM) that are focused on aligning IT services with the needs of business.
“Many large enterprises require a 360-degree ‘service view’ of capacity for predictive analytics to help them improve service levels and optimize capacity,” said Andrew Smith, CEO, Metron. “Syncsort is a leader in accessing and integrating enterprise-wide data, and we are excited to further expand and complement their unique data infrastructure optimization solutions portfolio with Metron’s best-of-breed capacity management software and leading multi-platform capabilities.”
Through its acquisition-based and organic growth strategy, Syncsort continues to expand its portfolio of data liberation, integrity and integration software with products such asIronstream®, an innovative solution that provides mainframe machine data in real-time to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud™ customers;DMX-h, which integrates enterprise-wide application data, including mainframe, with Hadoop data lakes, both on premise and in the cloud; and its industry-leadingdata quality solutions, powered by Trillium Software, for supporting data governance, customer 360, Big Data, and data enrichment and validation initiatives.
The Metron transaction marks Syncsort’s first acquisition sincecombining with Vision Solutions, adding expertise and proven leadership in IBM i and AIX Power Systems platforms to create a ‘Big Iron to Big Data’ powerhouse. Cooley LLP served as legal advisor to Syncsort.
About Syncsort Syncsort is a provider of enterprise software and the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions. As organizations worldwide invest in analytical platforms to power new insights, Syncsort’s innovative and high-performance software harnesses valuable data assets while dramatically reducing the cost of mainframe and legacy systems. Thousands of customers in more than 85 countries, including 87 of the Fortune 100, have trusted Syncsort to move and transform mission-critical data and workloads for nearly 50 years. Now these enterprises look to Syncsort to unleash the power of their most valuable data for advanced analytics. Whether on-premise or in the cloud, Syncsort’s solutions allow customers to chart a path from Big Iron to Big Data. Experience Syncsort at www.syncsort.com.
Metron's principal consultants are frequently called upon to speak at national and international conferences. This year Metron will be at a number of conferences in the US and Europe. Many of the papers given at conferences in the past can be found in the Resources section of this website. New papers will often form the basis of our free Webinars, which occur weekly on different themes. These Webinars also deal with detailed aspects of Capacity and Performance Management and the implementation of ITIL® procedures and processes.
Events coming up:
Capacity Management in the Digital Age, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
CMG imPACt 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana
GSE UK Conference 2017, Near Towcester, Northamptonshire
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