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27 days 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…
27 days 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…
27 days 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…
8 months 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…
9 months 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…
10 months 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…
10 months 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…
Over 1 year 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.