UIM vs Open Source

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Uptime Infrastructure Monitor versus open source software

Through proactive, comprehensive, and integrated monitoring and reporting, Uptime Infrastructure Monitor gives complete visibility and control over the availability, performance, and capacity of your entire IT environment, from applications to servers and virtual machines, to network devices.

Here are the key differences between an open-source monitoring tool versus enterprise class Uptime Infrastructure Monitor (UIM) solution.

Time and cost.

Gartner: Open-source monitoring solutions’ hidden costs can prove more difficult to measure and overcome than the exposed costs in commercial software.

- | Uptime Infrastructure Monitor | open source

license costs | $$ | free

deployment and configuration time: $ | $$

administration cost: $ | $$

support cost: $ | $$ (upgrading, managing, patching)

additional tooling and staff time required | none | $$$

Total cost of UIM monitoring is less than or equal to total cost of open source monitoring.

Support and accountability.

Gartner: One of the key problems associated with community open source monitoring software is there is no vendor accountability.

Uptime Infrastructure Monitor: Uptime Infrastructure Monitor guarantees support (phone, email, web-based portal) on a 24/7 basis for critical issues. It can also provide technical premium support during installation and configuration and offer pre- and post-sales training.

Open source: If you have a problem with an open-source tool, who is on the hook to fix it? A third party that does not make the software? Or are you hoping your IT team can write the complex code to repair it? That is a risky bet.

UIM and support accountability is greater than open-source support and accountability.

Unified IT dashboard.

Application performance monitoring survey 2015 by Enterprise Management Associates, Inc.: 87% of enterprises have more than six monitoring or management solutions.

Uptime Infrastructure Monitor: A unified monitoring dashboard that monitors, alerts, and reports: Physical and virtual servers, network devices, enterprise applications and services, SLAs [service-level agreements], capacity planning, storage networks, end-user experience, and cloud solutions.

Open source: Require several monitoring programs and a multitude of plugins to collect data from different devices and applications. The time and staff cost to integrate data from different sources to create a unified dashboard is heavy and increases exponentially as the business grows.

UIM has unified IT dashboard is unequal to open source is largely integrated.

Uptime Infrastructure Monitor.

One unified dashboard.

Monitor, alert, and report.

Availability plus performance plus capacity.

All applications and IT services, all network devices, and all servers (physical servers, virtual servers, and cloud servers). Integration with other tools via API [application programming interface].

Complexity.

Gartner: Open-source monitoring software suffers from increased volatility. Multiple codebases based on other tools cause splintered features and a diffused development focus and increase overall maintenance risk.

Uptime Infrastructure Monitor: Requires no programming to install, configure, deploy, or maintain it. It is easily extendable, both for custom monitoring and with an API [application programming interface] to easily integrate with other IT software and processes (service desk, CMDB [configuration management database], framework tools, etc.).

Open source: Complexity of integrating open-source with existing systems and customization of these products will put a heavy and on-going workload on your best (and most expensive) It administrators.

UIM is simple and easy to use is greater than open source is complex and difficult to use.

Uptime Infrastructure Monitor wins again!


Uptime Infrastructure Monitor vs. Open-Source Monitoring Tool

Uptime Infrastructure Monitor unified monitoring dashboard monitors, alerts, and reports on Physical and Virtual Servers and Instances, Network Devices, Enterprise Application and Services, Virtual Server Monitoring, SLAs, Capacity Planning, storage Networks, End-User Experience, and Cloud Solution. Open Source monitoring tool, in other hand, requires several monitoring programs and a multitude of plugins to collect data from different devices and applications.

Complexity of integrating open source with existing systems and customization and support of these products will put a heavy and on-going work load on your best IT which is costly. However, Uptime Infrastructure Monitor requires no programming to install, configure, deploy and maintain it. It’s easily extendable, both for custom monitoring and with an API. It can conveniently import current monitoring scripts from any tool and in any language, allowing IT to easily reuse current monitoring code. Learn More at →

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