New Whitepaper: Monitis Cloud Monitoring versus In-House Monitoring Software

I have a new whitepaper that I want the world to know about.  I’m pretty proud of my new baby; it’s called “Monitoring from the Cloud: Monitis versus In-House Monitoring Software.” As you can guess by the title, I pretty much prove why it’s better to monitor your apps, servers, networks and such via cloud-based monitoring technology versus in-house monitoring software.

To be frank, cloud-based monitoring like Monitis is superior over in-house (even open-source) software because it’s:

  • has robust notifications and alerts (which you’ll miss if, again, your network, email server, firewall or router is down)
  • is quick and easy to set up (10 minutes, tops versus weeks to months for open-source because you have to set up a dedicated server, database and the actual software)
  • got low cost of entry, total cost of ownership (TCO) and maintenance (no dedicated main or back-up servers required ($2,000+ each), no server electricity costs ($1,000-plus yearly), plus no team of IT people required to update the software, as Monitis is updated automatically and is available for all to use)
  • allows monitoring from outside your company via a network of global servers versus in-house software’s ability to monitor only within a firewall
  • easily scalable to suit your growing computing needs, while in-house (open source) software often fails for any enterprise using over 100+ servers
  • green,” as you don’t burn up thousands of watts of energy via servers and create an ugly, giant carbon footprint
  • cool,” which means we use cool technology such as the cloud and Web 2.0 tools and widgets and so much more.


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  • I just posted a blog on our web site about this whitepaper. What I have to say is a bit too long for a comment, but the basic points are that 1. the earlier comments are valid 2. the rebuttal is weak and 3. monitis is great but the whitepaper is not well formulated. The blog is here:

  • Please check V2.0 of the whitepaper

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