Best Alternative to Nagios Monitoring

Compare Uptime Cloud Monitor to Nagios

Capability Nagios Uptime Cloud Monitor
User Interface “Ugly” GUI,
difficult to use
Unified dashboard, real-time
graphs, charts, reports
Security Poll-based monitoring
requires firewall changes
Push-based stats avoid
firewall issues
Real-Time 1-minute averages miss
performance spikes
15-second details finds
hidden problems fast
Hardware Costs Pay for hardware,
electricity, maintenance
no hardware costs
Redundancy Pay for redundancy, internal
view – when you are down,
your monitoring is down
Multiple high availability
datacenters, externally hosted
No customer experience
or outside view
Monitor from outside-in
(web) and inside-out (server)
iPhone, iPad, SMS
Android Push
Add-on Built-in
Historical Data Add-on 1 yr data retention
including mprocess data
Prone to network
or power outages
Alerts when you lose
power or network
People & system
costs ongoing
Operations Costs People & system
costs ongoing
Ease of Install Not 10-seconds,
perhaps days or weeks
10-second install
Tagging Do it yourself Alerts, dashboards,
user views
Analytics Do it yourself Health, uptime,
and aggregate metrics
Correlation Do it yourself Correlate across server, system,
and web app performance
API, Webhooks,
Assembly required Out-of-the-box API, integrations
with GitHub, Puppet, Chef,
PagerDuty, HipChat, Campfire,
or add your own
Annotations None Auto-annotations on graphs,
annotation API
None Choose what to display for
all metrics, servers and websites
Custom Metrics None Monitor, analyze, view, and
alert any metric, any app
If you have outgrown Nagios
or are looking for an alternative
to Nagios with everything you
need, is easy to use, and has
faster monitoring frequency, it’s
time to switch to IDERA Uptime Cloud Monitor.
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