Wanted to give a heads up that we’ve updated a note which was published about 18 months ago around open source and freeware monitoring tools.
The document covers basic information on the following technologies:
Minisuites : Ipswitch, ManageEngine, Solarwinds
Free Monitoring from Artica ST (Pandora FMS), GroundWork, Icinga, op5, Opsview, Paessler, SevOne, Spiceworks, Splunk, Torch (Graylog2), VMTubro, XpoLog, Zabbix, Zenoss
SaaS monitoring from AppDynamics, AppFirst, Boundary, Datadog, GFI Software, Loggly, New Relic, ScaleXtreme (Citrix now), Splunk, and Sumo Logic
Changes from late 2012 until today:
Since writing our previous research on how to leverage free and low-cost server, network and storage monitoring tools, we’ve seen the following changes in the market:
- AppDynamics — Lite offering provides always-on monitoring, where the previous product was only functional during use
- Artica ST — Pandora FMS, open-source offering
- Icinga — Open-source offering
- Loggly — Relaunched offering targeted at a wider user community
- Torch — Graylog2, a new offering
- XpoLog — Free offering for log analysis
Compared with our earlier research about free and low-cost server, network and storage monitoring, we removed vendors that, unless otherwise noted, left this market:
- Correlsense — Low-cost offering
- Jinspired — Lack of adoption across Gartner client base
- Net Optics — Lack of adoption across Gartner client base
- Quest Software (now part of Dell Software) — Low-cost offering
- VMware — Low-cost offering lacked Gartner client adoption, but the solution is being retooled and better integrated with the VMware vCenter Operations Manager offering.
Sorry I forgot to include a few vendors and solutions in the note which will be in the next revision:
- CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap is a freemium offering covering server monitoring for up to 30 servers without cost. They launched the offering about 7 months ago and have had over 2500 installations of the product!
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