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12 days ago
@BorisVishnevsky Hi Boris, I'm late to this party but just to add to your response (which I largely agree with) the business outcomes deserve a close look. Just about every solution "does the basics". Also, just about every solution has it's feature differentiators.…
12 days ago
@Annette Warren I very much agree with this opinion. SIEM and in fact all aspects of monitoring need care and feeding. This is something that is often forgotten by implementors. Irrespective of the tool or solution you choose, plan to have to look after it. Large enterprises…
About 2 months ago
@Evgeny Belenky Thanks for the reply. I guess I need to do some more research. Please pass on my sincere thanks to Arthur. Dave
About 2 months ago
Contributed a review of Micro Focus SiteScope: Offers agentless monitoring, is easy to configure and reduces downtime
3 months ago
@Ravi Suvvari I think this is a perfect example of understanding "what we mean by performance testing" - I accept in principle what you are saying. But I cannot agree that "performance testing" is "emulating your hardware" and "simulating your software" as the assumption is…
3 months ago
Hi all, I'm afraid the question is rather too generic, but I'll try and provide some pointers. First we need to understand what you mean by "performance testing". To a network manager, they are interested in how quickly, efficiently and securely a packet of data travels…
7 months ago
Sorry, I'm a little late for this party. I don't have direct experience with OPC-based monitoring, so the best I can probably do is to echo Faycal's answer. Zabbix has an extremely flexible data ingestion engine - including MQTT & ModBus. Again, forgive my lack of…
11 months ago
The past 18 months have taught us that the ongoing operation of business services can no longer depend on geography. This has blurred the dichotomy between the needs of the service users and the needs of the service facilitators. The network infrastructure to facilitate…
Over 1 year ago
Frankly speaking, these days there is very little if any advantage. Allow me to build on that if you will..... First, let's talk about cost. Open source software, such as Zabbix (and numerous others) does not suffer from complex licensing considerations. Most paid-for…
Over 1 year ago
Over 1 year ago
@Bernd Harzog I agree that protecting a supply chain is key in any type of manufacturing (and I include software development in that). Massive investment such as Jim suggests needs to be balanced against business, reputational and financial risk. Whilst it is wrong to…
Over 1 year ago
Hi, Can you clarify what you mean with  "Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it. It is not expensive if you compare it to something like the Amazon monitoring system. Also, it is an open-source product, although some features are…
Over 1 year ago
Hi, As more and more organisations take what is optimistically called "transformation" journeys the complexity of the IT landscape inevitably increases. I'm not for one moment suggesting that "transformation" is a one-word summary for "move to a cloud", but there will…
Almost 2 years ago
About 2 years ago
These are the 3 fundamental questions all businesses should answer before embarking on any monitoring project. Let's start by saying that Network Monitoring is only 1 component of IT Monitoring. If you only monitor what is going on with the network itself you're driving…
About 2 years ago
I'm surprised that you believe that scalability and performance are an issue. Having said that, much depends on the configuration that is implemented. I'm not suggesting that this is the case with your implementation, but we have often seen customers simply implementing the…
About 2 years ago
As with any software that is deployed within any organisation, security must be built-in from the ground up. When it comes to Infrastructure Monitoring Software, the problem has and additional dimension - that of the underlying protocols used in the core work of gethering…
About 2 years ago
Both are techniques aimed at reducing the number of active alerts an operator receives from the monitoring tool. I don't fully agree with the previous descriptions of correlation and aggregation, welcome though they are. Let's take a typical scenario. Assume a network…
Over 2 years ago
Disclaimer: Following 2+ decades of working with big-vendor IT Ops Mgmt Software - including being technical consultant employed by a global ITOM vendor - I have formed a business focussed on Zabbix. I will do my best to remain neutral. For me, both are flexible, highly…

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