Mercy Ships to Manage Fleet With SNMPc Network Manager

Wednesday, November 06, 2002
Mercy Ships will be using SNMPc to monitor the networks both onboard its fleet of hospital ships and at its Headquarters in Garden Valley, Texas. Mercy Ships owns and operates a growing fleet of hospital ships bringing hope and healing to the world's most poor and needy in port cities around the world. The crews take physical and spiritual healing to the poor and needy. Mercy Ships has provided more than $25 million worth of medical equipment, hospital supplies and medicines to developing nations and completed over 250 construction and agriculture projects. Since its founding, Mercy Ships has visited more than 900 ports worldwide. The dedicated crew and staff consist of singles, couples and entire families. Volunteers contribute their time, raise their own support and actually pay to work on board. This allows contributed goods and finances to go directly to helping the needy. Michael Mattox, Network Administrator for Mercy Ships explains more, "Our International Operations Center in Texas is on a large campus like setting. We are using SNMPc's long-term statistical trending feature we can monitor the local network and manage the capacity of our critical international connections. The proactive network alarming pinpoints exactly where network hotspots and problems are. Therefore we spend less time firefighting the network and more time proactively managing. We are also installing SNMPc on the ships and linking all the system together using the inbuilt domain management feature."
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