Ten resellers reveal which tech start-ups they are tipping to take off in 2018

Doug Woodburn
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From AI and software robots to new security techniques such as isolation, which hot tech start-ups could break through this year? We asked execs at 10 resellers, from cyber-security and cloud specialists to big players such as Daisy and Softcat, for their tips

ScienceLogic

Founded: 2003

Total funds raised: $84m (Crunchbase)

HQ: Reston, Virginia

Field: Hybrid IT service assurance and monitoring

Cheerleader: Edel Creely, Trilogy Technologies

ScienceLogic may have been founded back in 2003, but the IT monitoring outfit is currently hot property among VCs and the channel alike, with Anglo-Irish managed services provider Trilogy Technologies among its fans.

Virginia-based ScienceLogic, which specialises in ‘hybrid IT service assurance and monitoring' scooped $43m in Series D funding in 2015, doubling its funding total.

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Edel Creely, group managing director at Trilogy (pictured), said her firm is in the process of adding ScienceLogic to its managed services proposition, saying it could help boost application uptime for her customers.

"We have other management technologies which we use at the pure infrastructure layer, which is part of the basic managed service," she said. "But we see this as more of a sophisticated, enterprise-level monitoring service. We've done our research, and what we liked about it is that it works across IT platforms - so it works in AWS and Azure as well as on-premise."

She added: "Applications are becoming more mission-critical. People need them running 24/7 and applications have interdependencies on the infrastructure they are sitting on; there could be devices - IoT and other things - they are connecting into. With this management platform we can monitor all those devices and map them out, so if something goes wrong we can quickly identify where the problem is and get it back up and running quickly, or even head it off."

Click onto the next page to read Sapphire director David Lannin's top tech tip for 2018 

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