We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
The pricing has been fair. In addition to the standard licensing fees, we have the annual maintenance fee because we purchased the hardware from SevOne.
Many tools price things based on the number of KPIs that you're collecting around a device. In many cases, there could be hundreds of metrics that you need to collect. SevOne provides device-level pricing. That gives us the flexibility to turn on, and expand on, the metrics that we're collecting around those devices, without taking a financial hit.
It was an annual buy-in. You basically purchase it based on your host type stuff. The buy-in was about 20K, and the annual maintenance is about $3,000 a year.
There are many network monitoring tools out there - some free, most paid. What software do you think is best for a large enterprise?