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16 days 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…
4 months 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…
6 months 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…
6 months 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…
6 months 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…
About 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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…
Over 1 year 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…
Almost 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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A 30+ IT veteran over 20 years of which in a technical capacity covering IT monitoring and management.