The end-to-end Monitis Solution: an Alternative to Implementing Cacti and Nagios

Cacti is a network graphing solution that features data storage and graphing functionality, and it is useful for everything from LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices. And Nagios is a monitoring system that enables organizations to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems.


Many companies have integrated use of both of these open-source services. But only one solution is really necessary for both functionalities — Monitis. Plus, while Monitis’ all-in-one, external and internal suite of monitoring tools matches or exceeds any competitor, function for function, there is one critical thing Monitis does that no one else does: monitor everything 100% from the Cloud.

Why is that a good thing? Because by being 100% Cloud-based, we save our clients time…levels of time that they’d never before imagined. What would you do with your free time if you no longer had to manage product updates, maintain your monitoring servers and, as a result, were able to go home on time and have dinner at a normal hour?

Here are some benefits of integrating Cacti and Nagios (not really, rather, using Monitis) without the hassle. You get:

  • Monitoring for the cloud and data center
  • Multiple clouds, multiple private data centers – one dashboard
  • Fault detection, alerting, diagnostics
  • Data visualization
  • Management tools – tags, colors, sorting, users
  • Monitoring from outside and inside of corporate firewalls

Instant data visualization

Monitis provides you with interactive graphs of all the data you need to study to improve your customers’ website experience.

Our graphing feature is pre-loaded with useful default graphs, such as average ping latency on all your servers, or you can navigate through all your data on a per-server basis with the data browser. You can save graphing templates for later viewing, export graphs as images, and overlay or stack multiple data sets.

Monitor your entire infrastructure – and fast

With Monitis, because we’re cloud-based, there’s nothing to download, compile, or configure. And you never need to worry about updates. Monitis tracks the performance of such major cloud providers as Amazon Web Service, and with our Universal Cloud Monitoring Framework, we can sync to other Cloud computing providers very quickly – from Rackspace, GoGrid, Softlayer, and more. Monitis is very easy to set up, and you can start watching all of your servers, networks and applications in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is select what services you want to check, choose what servers you want to check, choose what addresses to alert when a check fails, and hit save. Once your monitor is saved, Monitis will start keeping an eye on your servers, collecting data for diagnostics and graphs, and alerting you when something goes wrong.

We Grow with You

Monitis is designed to work on the cloud, and it’s completely elastic.

It works like this:

  • You create a monitor, using a query to target a specific tag or provider
  • Monitis starts monitoring based on your query
  • Any time a new server comes online that matches your query, Monitis automatically starts monitoring it