When it comes to monitoring networks, applications, websites, servers and other critical parts of your company’s computing infrastructure, cloud-based services win out over open-source technology across numerous areas.
• has robust notifications and alerts (which you’ll miss if, again, your network, email server, firewall or router is down)
• is quick and easy to set up (10 minutes, tops versus weeks to months for open-source because you have to set up a dedicated server, database and the actual software)
• got low cost of entry, total cost of ownership (TCO) and maintenance (no dedicated main or back-up servers required ($2,000+ each), no server electricity costs ($1,000-plus yearly), plus no team of IT people required to update the software, as Monitis is updated automatically and is available for all to use)
• allows monitoring from outside your company via a network of global servers versus open-source’s ability to monitor only within a firewall
• easily scalable to suit your growing computing needs, while open-source often fails for any enterprise using over 100 servers
• “green,” as you don’t burn up thousands of watts of energy via servers and create an ugly, giant carbon footprint
• “cool,” which means we use cool technology such as the cloud and Web 2.0 tools and widgets and so much more.