IT Asset Management with Aspera SmartCollect

SmartCollect Data Collection

Turn software and cloud data into SAM strategy

Conquer the complexity of Software Asset Management inventory

Aspera SmartCollect gathers all the data needed to calculate your software usage. From data center to cloud, we take care of your data, and easily scale in enterprise environments and complex IT.

SmartCollect pulls in the essential software data for big vendor networks such as Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. It knows what data is essential for managing your licenses and gets rid of the information you don’t need. With SmartCollect, you gather deep details that include product installations, operating systems, running services and hardware assets.

SmartCollect is closely integrated with our SmartTrack platform for Software Asset Management, giving accurate data to calculate license usage, compliance, and reduced costs.

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Gathers your cloud service data

Talks directly to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS models to pull data about software consumption.

Discovers your data center

Whether its 100 servers or 100,000 desktops, you get one integrated solution for all devices and systems.

Easily scales in large complex IT

Especially designed for big data centers and highly virtualized environments, and field-tested for almost a decade.

Collects deep data for your whole network

Get intelligent scanning and data collection of physical and virtual devices across your entire network. Finds all device information for the foundation of your inventory, gathering a wide range of details like server name, host name, parent system, running services and open ports, and operating system name.

Customize the discovery. Choose options for scanning the network, including picking the IP addresses and ports, or excluding IP ranges.

Go fast or go deep. Run a Quick Scan for fast results or an Advanced Scan for even more detail.

Automatically refresh network data. Set a daily, weekly, monthly or by-date schedule to ensure the inventory is always up to date and sees new devices added to the system.

Seamless with SmartTrack

SmartCollect gathers the data for license management, then our SmartTrack SAM platform calculates your usage and costs.

Gathers all SAM data

We’ve got your data covered from classical on—premises to virtual data centers to talking to your cloud services.

Dives deep into the details

There are almost no limits, as the SmartCollect tools bring in every important detail from thousands of devices.

Tight integration with SAM

SmartCollect is a powerful companion for SmartTrack, our Software Asset Management platform. Both technologies are designed for enterprises with large data centers, complex or hybrid architectures, and highly virtualized environments.

A couple of seamless clicks. A built in data connector ensures that your raw inventory data works immediately in SmartTrack with very high recognition and easy integration.

View all data gathered. Display detailed information in SmartTrack, including a list of organizations, contracts, devices information, running processes, windows services, software products and versions, and installed packages.

Provides strong product recognition. Identifies product details in the discovery phase that can be immediately used for product recognition and license compliance in Software Asset Management.

Complete your SAM suite with SmartTrack

3,500+ device types

Covers network stations, virtual servers, desktops, laptops, and hardware assets like printers, scanners and audio devices.

7,500+ software assets

Recognizes full product details like installations, versions, editions, options, and usage.

Goes beyond software

Connects to big vendor networks such as IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle to collect all of your data.

Collects data for cloud consumption

Cloud services require special attention for data collection. You’re looking for data about how a vendor’s services are consumed, not if a vendor’s software is installed or running. Is the cloud software owned by your company, or is it rented under an agreement? Are you able to see past the network and security roadblocks to scan the cloud environment? Are you looking at cloud models that let you bring in your own licenses (BYOL), or at licenses that allow a “hybrid” use of through the cloud and on-premises? SmartCollect has the built-in intelligence to gather data for all of these scenarios.

We mind the (data) gap for you

Often, Software Asset Management vendors start with an inventory tool that promises to solve all your IT asset management problems. It is marketed as a “must-buy” part of the package. But there are hundreds of products, and no single tool or “silver bullet” that does everything.

At Aspera, we work the opposite way. We provide a full-featured license management platform and advise you about the right approach to discovery and inventory for your specific situation.

In fact, if you work for a large company, it’s likely that you already have discovery in place. Typically, our customers have 80% of the inventory tools, discovery tools, and executable scripts they need. But key data for license management is still missing. SmartCollect can work alongside what you already have to fill that 20% data gap.

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The difference between saving and spending

SmartCollect is built to be flexible because today’s IT environment is constantly changing.
Here’s an overview of the deeper capabilities and their benefits to you:

  • Simple, fast data gathering. Automatically scans your network with agentless technology to discover what products are installed.
  • Secure, reliable & proven. SmartCollect’s data collection process has been expertly field-tested in very large organizations for close to a decade.
  • Oracle-verified for Oracle data. SmartCollect is verified by Oracle to produce the same data as Oracle’s own tools in an audit or true-up. Have an Oracle-focused IT environment? This tool is for you.
  • Reduce costs.
    See where to cut costs with server data and usage metering information such as CPU, RAM and disk usage
  • Plan your capacity.
    See high watermarks, usage averages and peaks for a given period of time to monitor sub-capacity and capping.
  • Dive deep and consolidate.
    Detect CPU-bounding — as just one example — to decide which and how servers can be consolidated.
  • See data center infrastructure.
    Need a full inventory of host, guest, and storage machines? SmartCollect connects directly to Hypervisors or installs on physical machines for a complete overview.
  • Stay flexible.
    Use both agent and agentless connections to deliver complementary results for optimal coverage.
  • Flexible for on-premises or cloud.
    Supports both perpetual and SaaS solutions, and works within your industry requirements and security concerns.
  • Deep details about servers
    Gather configuration data about servers such as CPU details, RAM, metering, disk usage and virtualization details.
  • Covers all server OS.
    Runs an agent for server OS such as HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
  • Covers all virtualized devices.
    Get detailed information about technology such as VMWare, Hyper-V, Oracle VM, LPAR, HP Integrity, and Solaris Zones.
  • Retrieves the VM settings.
    Details gathered include: virtual CPU count, capping, CPU pinning, partition mobility, and hosting machine.
  • Get secure.
    Ensure increased security by using agents as a single point of connection to the central server.
  • Stay secure.
    Get maximum security and minimum network complexity with mono-directional and encrypted connections.

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