Network Monitoring Software Linux Reviews

Showing reviews of the top ranking products in Network Monitoring Software, containing the term Linux
SCOM: Linux
Amit Ben-Horin says in a SCOM review
Monitoring Systems Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

All of the areas of reporting are very bad and need to be improved. It is not simple to get a report. Even the monitoring people, who are supposed to be familiar with the system, are having difficulty generating specific reports. Also, the information in the reports is not user-friendly.

The console is very slow, and not user-friendly. Even the browser for the web console is not very friendly, and I would not consider it useful compared to other ones that I have worked with.

I would like to see the inclusion of more monitoring templates, where I would just have to enter variables and nothing more. If there were a template then it would save time, rather than have to create it again.

The monitoring of Linux servers needs to be improved because it is hard compared to other products.

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Zahari Zahariev says in a SCOM review
Information Technology Auditor at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

My primary use case for SCOM is to monitor service availability and performance, such as operating systems. We also integrate some Linux based operating systems to monitor our databases. We also monitor the Microsoft Exchange. We are having some difficulties in the case of the monitoring a couple of our networking devices, so I wouldn't say that monitoring networking devices is also part of the primary use cases. 

I also have Internet Information Server and Application Service from Microsoft Monitor.

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reviewer1404762 says in a SCOM review
IT Officer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

We are using the SCOM server for monitoring our network devices, our Windows servers, and Linux servers.

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Nagios XI: Linux
Hattab Mahdi says in a Nagios XI review
IT Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

I feel that the initial setup is difficult for a beginner. You must be skilled at using the Linux operating system to install and start up the solution.

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ManageEngine OpManager: Linux
reviewer1373565 says in a ManageEngine OpManager review
Network Engineer at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

In the initial setup, it is very easy to deploy. It supports SMB (Server Message Block) and WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) protocol. So with SMB and WMI, it can support multiple platforms like Linux and Windows and Cisco devices.  

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Zabbix: Linux
Alireza Derogar says in a Zabbix review
Network Security Specialist at SON Corporate Group
  • OS monitoring with SNMP or Zabbix agent (Windows(server and client), Linux and mac)
  • Database monitoring with Zabbix agent (mariadb-oracle)
  • Device monitoring whit SNMP (Cisco devices, Mikrotik and firewalls like sophos nad juniper)
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Tchidat Linda says in a Zabbix review
Engineer of Telecommunication at Gold Telecom

The initial setup is very simple, and for a simple network monitoring we didn't need to activate any specials features on linux server

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Ronald Rood says in a Zabbix review
Principal Technical Consultant at Ciber

We - msp - use this solution for enterprise-wide monitoring and alerting for network devices, appliances, Linux, Windows, Exadata, ODAs, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and MySQL databases.

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Mark Dayton says in a Zabbix review
ICT Network Infrastructure & Security Manager at a transportation company with 11-50 employees

The NetFlow integration really could be improved upon. In general, integration with other solutions and services needs to be worked on.

The documentation could be improved. I find that it's a bit limited.

It runs on a Linux backend, and we're using it to monitor our Windows platforms. For people who are not familiar with Linux, there may be issues. You do need to have a bit of Linux knowledge before beginning, otherwise, you may have problems working with it.

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PRTG Network Monitor: Linux
RobertoHernandez says in a PRTG Network Monitor review
Engineering and Pre-Sales Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We were previously considering Nagios Core, because it is over Linux and an open source solution. However, its problem is you have to do everything from scratch.

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Anton James says in a PRTG Network Monitor review
IT Manager at Silverstring LTD

One of its valuable features is the fact that it handles multiple operating systems. I've started moving over to Linux and away from Microsoft. Having the guys try to catch up on their Linux skills, it has been good to have a backup to make sure that we're not missing anything. It's definitely helped us a few times to make sure that stuff hasn't fallen over. And I like the fact that it tells me when things are about to fall over, which means I can preempt it and not have to wake up at three in the morning to fix it.

The Desktop app is good, although it's a bit in your face at times, but that is what you need. I normally just have it installed on a monitor in the background, so it doesn't keep flying up on my computer when I'm in the middle of an email. Other than that, it's really good.

The overall feature is set is very good. Originally, there were a few different solutions that we were looking at. I looked at the features that PRTG had and I bought it. I realized after I bought it that it could do a lot more than I wanted it to do, which was a godsend because I was looking for another bit of software to do just part of what it was doing. I managed to get a complete system. We don't use the ticketing side because we have our own ticketing from our managed services, but for other customers, big or small, I can see how it would help out massively.

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Lewis Stonier says in a PRTG Network Monitor review
Engineer at Datacentreplus

It has to be installed on a Windows machine. We'd prefer it if we could install the actual control panel on a Linux.

In addition, I wouldn't mind better categories for the sensors. When I go to add a new sensor for a new device, there are some categories in there already, and they can be filtered out, but there's quite a large pool of sensors. That's one thing that I always struggle with. When I want to go in and find something quite specific, I have got to scroll down and scroll down to find what I'm actually looking for, if I want something that I may not have used before. 

With their "recommend sensors" feature, I wouldn't mind seeing that being a bit more able to scan the device that it goes on, as it doesn't necessarily pick up everything that is on there, as it should.

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ITRS Geneos: Linux
reviewer1348830 says in an ITRS Geneos review
Senior Enterprise Management Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

It's absolutely scalable. 

The only place that we have a problem with scalability is with what is called the UL Bridge dashboard. That is an API stream that goes to the net probe. We're just sending so much data that sometimes the net probe suspends, so we're not seeing the data. That's the only place where we really have an issue. But I don't think it's the ITRS functionality that is responsible. I think it's our software just sending too much data.

In terms of the possibility of increasing usage, everything is pretty stable. The servers that we have them on are all Linux servers with more than enough CPU and memory. I've never really run into a utilization problem on any of the servers where ITRS is running.

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Zenoss Service Dynamics: Linux
Thyagarajan Moorthy says in a Zenoss Service Dynamics review
Principal Infra Developer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

As a Zenoss partner, the use cases have varied, based on the requirements. When I started using it in 2012, we were asked to migrate a set of technologies, like Windows and Linux monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, from different tools like SolarWinds and Tivoli to Zenoss, so that we would have a single pane for unified monitoring; a global operations manager. That, in turn, was integrated with ITSM tools like ServiceNow or CA. 

When I joined a different organization, it was used mostly for direct monitoring of vSphere and NetApp, with Windows and Linux of course, and some integration with SolarWinds and trap-based integrations. Internally we integrated it with ServiceNow. I implement that, integrate it, and hand it over to the daily support team.

We implement some customers on-prem and some customers we do using AWS or Azure cloud. It varies.

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LogicMonitor: Linux
David Dietz says in a LogicMonitor review
System Engineer at IFM Efector, Inc.

We have a network that comprises a bunch of Windows Servers, Linux servers, CentOS, and a variety of network devices, such as Cisco routers, Cisco switches, Riverbeds, and some VeloCloud. We use the service to monitor and alert us to any potential issues that we may be having. We also use it to do some pink tests and to monitor the availability of some websites as well.

The whole purpose is to give the IT team a heads-up, before the user base is aware of an issue. There are different levels in the system from "warning" up to "critical" that can let us see that a situation might be developing, that we might be having a problem with a system. We can proactively take care of it before it transitions to a level where it might affect our users and prevent them from doing their daily work.

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Leo Milanovic says in a LogicMonitor review
Network Operations Center (NOC) Manager at a tech services company

The automated and agentless discovery, deployment, and configuration were major selling points for us — the fact that LogicMonitor doesn't require any agent installations. That makes our lives much easier because we don't have to take care of the installations and the maintenance, etc. It's very good and very useful.

The setup is straightforward. We just create the credentials, install the needed collectors to the networks we want to monitor and that is pretty much it. I don't think a monitoring solution could be any more ready for setup than this.

It monitors pretty much everything we have, all devices, out-of-the-box, including 

  • Windows Servers
  • Linux servers running Tomcat and Apache applications
  • Microsoft SQL databases
  • a variety of network devices monitored by SNMP
  • MySQL databases
  • Dell EMC Avamar backup systems
  • Veeam backup solutions.

There are plenty of them. It's hard to list more than a few of them because we are speaking about tens or hundreds of different technologies.

There are some exceptions at certain customers, but we are working with LogicMonitor to have them monitor them properly in the future. We understand that this is a tool which is being developed on a constant basis. There are so many technologies and it's already covering so many of them. It's understandable that there might be some that are missing at this point.

Overall, the time it takes to deploy LogicMonitor depends on the particulars and the size of the customer. One customer can have, for example, five or 10 different networks, so we may have to install 10 different collectors. We might have a customer that has only one internal network where we can monitor everything by installing only one collector.

Onboarding a client requires one person from our company, and for monitoring it depends on the client. The whole network operation center team is involved, but it doesn't require an army of IT admins for monitoring. It's something which can be done pretty much by one person.

We have several users of LogicMonitor in our company. They include people on the service desk team and some network administrators. We have people in the network operation center, which is the team I'm part of, and we take responsibility for monitoring, but we are not the networking team, which is separate. And our sales team monitors the numbers so that we can bill our customer for these services.

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Idan Lerer says in a LogicMonitor review
Senior Director, US Operations at Optimal+ Ltd.

The initial setup was very easy. I did it by myself in a matter of a few weeks.

The automated and agentless discovery, deployment, and configuration is very easy. You put the one agent in place and, from this agent, you can monitor the rest of the infrastructure you have in that specific environment.

In terms of the solution monitoring devices out-of-the-box, for us it was about 50/50. What we did is that we started to monitor at the application level, not only the infrastructure. The ETL is part of the application level — how many files we have in different stages. For this, we had to develop all kinds of scripts inside the tool. But even if you need to develop a new, custom data source, it's pretty easy. For us it's a matter of a few hours and we can deploy the new data source across our infrastructure. We know how to manage that pretty well in the tool.

But for the rest of what we had to monitor it was pretty okay. It was able to monitor all the Windows and Linux devices, as well as SQL databases. They have a lot built into the tool.

We don't monitor networking and I think that they put a lot of effort into the networking devices, like CO networking or storage devices. They are not part of what we need to monitor. 

We did a PoC. We deployed LogicMonitor in two of our environments. We have central and edge-types of environments. We put one on a central and one on an edge and we ran the tool. We made sure that we had everything we needed. I then gave my team some training — I have teams in the U.S., Asia, and in — and they took it on themselves.

For maintenance, to change configuration and that kind of thing, in our organization it's a matter of three to four people, because they are in different locations. So in the U.S. they manage their stuff, and in Asia they manage their stuff, because there are different infrastructures in the U.S. and Asia.

We give LogicMonitor to our customers as well. We build dashboards for them and they log in to our instance and they can see their infrastructure. About say 30 people are using the tool, as a result. They are mainly IT engineers and DBAs.

We use this tool at different tiers. Tier 1 is our customers; Tier 2 is the field engineer; Tier 3 is our support headquarters, and Tier 4 is R&D. All of them log in to the tool and see what is going on in the infrastructure.

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reviewer1367208 says in a LogicMonitor review
Principal IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I wasn't involved in the initial deployment. However, in terms of configuration, I have done many rearrangements of specific hardware and discovery of new equipment. That was pretty easy. It didn't take that much for the configuration, mostly for storage or infrastructure, like hypervisors. It was pretty straightforward. The Help page is pretty straightforward too. You will find what you're looking for.

LogicMonitor monitors most devices out-of-the-box. I was pretty amazed with all the documentation on how to configure specific hardware, like Citrix NetScaler ADC and PureStorage FlashArray. Those were pretty easy to configure. Other things it was able to monitor out-of-the-box include Veeam Backup, NetBackup, VMware, Windows Server — all the versions that we're using are supported — SQL Server, Linux servers, Red Hat, Oracle. Those are a few that come to mind.

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reviewer1369572 says in a LogicMonitor review
Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees

I would definitely recommend LogicMonitor. It's something to look at either when signing up for a trial or for a use case process . It's been a great product. It has customizations when you want them, and out of the box solutions if you don't want them. It works and is reliable. Compared to other monitoring platforms I've used in the past, it seems to be the most powerful and robust that I've dealt with.

The solution monitors most devices out-of-the-box, such as, Windows, Windows Server, Linux, F5 load balancers, Cisco firewalls, and Cisco switches. Those have been pretty easy to monitor. Our issues have been with one-off or nonstandard platforms that we've implemented. Otherwise, everything has been pretty easy to implement.

I would rate it as a solid nine (out of 10).

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Paul Dinapoli says in a LogicMonitor review
Sr. Systems Engineer, Infrastructure at NWEA

I know that we have added extra Collectors, and it's super simple. We get to a point where we have too many instances on a Collector and it starts working too hard because it's just a VM. So, we spin up another Linux VM, download their Collector code, install it, and then you have another Collector running in 30 minutes. It's pretty straightforward. We add collectors fairly regularly, and it's pretty easy.

I know getting it installed is not that big of a deal, but getting things migrated off of old stuff can be time consuming. However, I wasn't around for it.

If we were implementing LogicMonitor now, we would need to identify when to pull the plug on Nagios, then identify what we wanted to monitor so we were not running duplicates.

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Nagios Core: Linux
Ahmed-Amin says in a Nagios Core review
Software Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

It's not that easy to install the product itself. Also, the UI is a bit hard for regular users to navigate through. In addition, I would appreciate an FNP server for sending emails, which now depends on the resting servers for Nagios Core. If it comes with its own FNP server, it would be much better. Also, if it can be installed in other cores, that would be awesome but right now it only uses Linux.

Alias excavation and configurations from the wall rather than the server itself would be great improvements. Also, general UI enhancements and better UX, user experience.

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Manoj Nair says in a Nagios Core review
Tech Specialist at select softwares

Zero cost for the core edition but you need to know linux based apps configuration a=in general but in this case the installation and configuration guides make things a lot easy . A bit of patience and clear thinking you may end up doing a lot more in your setup than you expected !!!!

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Centreon: Linux
Guillain Sanchez says in a Centreon review
Solution Architect - Open Technology Solution - Airbus Group BU at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The first setup was eight years ago and it was not very complex. We had an expert in Linux so it was not really a big issue, with ten years' experience in monitoring systems. There were no specific difficulties with it.

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GlobalOp1568 says in a Centreon review
Global Operations Center Engineer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Follow the best practices and the installation process in the documentation. It is very easy to understand.

In terms of the Remote Server functionality, I'm not highly familiar with it yet, but based on what I have read I think it is a great feature and I'm open to any possibility of using it in the future.

We have 300 to 400 users. Some are infrastructure engineers, VPs, application analysts, and people on the upper management team. For deployment and maintenance, we have three to five personnel: our Senior Vice President, Linux/VM engineers, and global operations engineers.

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Accedian Skylight: Linux
Joel Baczynski says in an Accedian Skylight review
Network Administrator at CHR Citadelle

The product is very scalable.

We have two internal data centers and two external data centers; one for production and one for the development. We have about 200 access switches. We have Citrix farms and about 200 servers with Windows and Linux. We have a mainframe. It's a large environment.

We have had no issues with scaling.

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Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View: Linux
Senior Information Technology Security Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

We use it for scanning across our network. We leverage the Nessus scanners to scan the environments we have. That includes the external view, scanning across our DMZ, PCI, and internal environments. We have our Windows and Linux clients and servers. We have IP enabled on almost everything, including the printers, cameras, and elevator banks. It does some analysis on anything that's plugged into the network, with varying degrees of efficiency based on what the device is.

We do full IP-import scans periodically. When we do the actual scans themselves they're usually more narrowed and focused, because if you did every port and every IP every time it would take forever.

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Anthony Mirra says in a NETSCOUT nGeniusPULSE review
Lead Network Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees

The stability is great. We run it on Linux and we have not had any issues with stability of the product. It's been really awesome. We've had products run on Windows and there are always issues with Windows. I don't mean to bash Windows. We've been running it for years and I can count on one hand the times that we've had a reason to reboot our servers.

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Pandora FMS: Linux
Alexandre Pérez Jorge says in a Pandora FMS review

What I value most about Pandora FMS is the simplicity of working with it.

The speed of locating problems and to be able to solve them quickly, so that it affects our client's network infrastructure as little as possible, is very valuable.

Thanks to Pandora FMS we have everything unified in the same point and it is highly efficient.

This software is used to monitor several elements in the network, for example, it can detect if a network interface has been down, if it has received a defacement attack in unaweb, it alerts if there has been a memory loss in any application server; among its characteristics it allows to interact with other applications or platforms in the web and it can also send SMS if a system fails or alert about changes of an application in the web.Pandora FMS can collect information from any operating system, using specific agents for each platform, which collect data and send them to the server. Specific agents are used for GNU/Linux, AIX, Solaris, and Windows 2000, XP, 7, 2003 and 2008. Among its characteristics you can monitor services over TCP/IP protocol, without installing agents, you can also monitor network systems such as load balancers, routers, switches, operating systems, applications or printers. Pandora FMS also supports WMI to communicate directly with Windows systems remotely and SNMP to collect data orecibir can supervise the resources of devices such as processor load, disk use and RAM memory, analyzes the processes that are running in the system, in general can receive information from anything that can be collected automatically.

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Luis (Abe) Ibrahim Delgado Pláter says in a Pandora FMS review

We used this solution for the deployment of a Linux and Windows mixed environment to keep track of the infrastructure and generate periodical capacity plannings, execution of personalized scripts on remote servers to collect data from in-house applications, and to centralize the monitoring of the whole infrastructure.

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m.angel says in a Pandora FMS review
User at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

Although the version I use is not the enterprise, Pandora FMS allows our company to accurately maintain an up to the minute, easy to digest visual on inventory and security throughout our network for certain industry compliance of workstations and servers.

Being a solution running on Linux, it gives us an excellent relationship between hardware requirements and the number of agents that can be managed effectively. It supports up to two thousand agents using less than 4GB of RAM, which today is a fairly modest amount.

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Plixer Scrutinizer: Linux
AdrianGrant says in a Plixer Scrutinizer review
Network Manager at IOOF Holdings

It's very stable. It can go up to a year or two without a reboot. It mainly gets rebooted when I do an upgrade.

During 2015 there were a couple of releases and I had a few stability issues. That was mostly because I moved the database from a Windows appliance to the Linux back-end. It didn't quite sync across. I just deleted the maps and rebuilt them from scratch and that fixed all the problems. That was the only real stability issue we've had across the journey.

We had one upgrade that didn't go as well as it could have, but Anna was able to jump on it with our support engineer and fix it within 15 minutes. It was just a matter of reaching out. They were on the phone within 20 to 30 minutes and got it sorted for us.

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reviewer1249062 says in a Plixer Scrutinizer review
Network Manager at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We have tried to extract a map of data flow information, but I think we have to use a JSON query with API in order to query Scrutinizer to pull out some information in order to make some correlation with other third-party tools. We never had the opportunity to do this. It is something that would be nice to do, but it's very labor intensive.

I really would like to exploit the metadata to match it with other applications using the API, but this is not yet available. I'm not sure that we'll go that way because all the work that we have to do in order just to extract the metadata from Scrutinizer. We'll have to correlate with all the information from other systems. For that reason, I'm not sure it's going to happen. It will be very interesting though. 

I would like them to improve the update process. It's so complicated now that it switched to Linux. This makes the server more stable because before we were running it on Windows. The fact that they use Linux is very good and makes it more stable. However, updates never happen in one day or on our own. So, every time we need to call Plixer to proceed with the update, and they are very efficient in that. However, if they could make it a bit easier to upgrade, e.g., a click from the web interface to update the system, this would be nice.

For updating the Scrutinizer platform, when we have the actual data, it never happens in one day. Every time we have the data, we are obliged to install a new server in order to integrate the old data, and every time it has a problem. Most of the time, we were obliged to scrap all the data because we couldn't transfer it to the new server. So, it would be very good if they could improve this part.

Concerning the NetFlow, we have encountered many issues with some routers that don't send proper tickets. All the time, we're obliged to logon to SSH and run pcap. Pcap is just the packet capture. We are obliged to enter into the Linux to run some pcap on the common line, which is not great. It would be very nice if they integrated the pcap features through the web in order to analyze them. It's very easy. Most of the tools that we're using, and that are on the market, provide this feature. It would be great if Plixer integrated the pcap functionality through the web interface without having to enter into the Linux system.

The security part could also be improved. It would be great if they could implement a better algorithm inside the Scrutinizer to detect if there were attacks. The current algorithm to check if there has been a DNS attack is very light.

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reviewer1261671 says in a Plixer Scrutinizer review
Network Infrastructure at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

The workflow integration within a single platform has allowed us to remove redundant tooling. So, it streamlines that process into less workflows. It's allowed us to consolidate network statistical information. We have eliminated tools like SolarWinds, ntop, and some Linux utilities.

The primary reason that we switched to Scrutinizer was the interface. I saw a demonstration of the product at one of the security seminars where it was advertised as Splunk for network data. That's exactly the type of product we were looking for and it gave us that functionality. It was also able to deliver as expected.

Other requirements that we had were that it was multi-vendor, scalable, and a single-appliance solution. So, we didn't need to have a lot of database servers or Microsoft Servers and could run it as a virtual machine.

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