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According to an IDC survey of 2014, 40% of SMB IT managers simultaneously manage physical, virtual and cloud-based operations. Small or not, they have to deal with a diversity of IT assets, and integrating good monitoring for each of them takes some knowledge and precious time.
Business-conscious IT managers in thriving SMBs may like the greater flexibility and unchallenged affordability of open source. But there’s a non-negligible trade-off to figuring out the integration of open source monitoring in terms of time, staff and budget resources, especially if they have to resort to DIY tactics. Thought, being operational is more critical to their business than for large companies.
With Centreon IMP, we are making the access of robust open source monitoring easier so resource-challenged SMBs can immediately be informed on the availability and performance of their IT infrastructure and assets, for a very low price. And it does not heap on more work or use up valuable resources they don’t have.
No need to develop, all this is included in what we call the “Plugin Packs”. If you think about it, each Centreon Plugin Pack takes us about 3 to 4 days to develop and create. And we’ve been in the business of open source for more than a decade. An IT manager of an SMB, even with some software and open source knowledge could easily take 10 to 15 days just to come up with something for one IT asset. Quite often, the probe doesn’t work on the first go.
Imagine an SMB with a modest dozen IT assets to instrument and maintain. Time-to-monitoring (TTM) that might have typically taken weeks or even months is boiled down to a few hours or even minutes with Centreon IMP, depending on volume and scope covered.
Centreon IMP has over 160 plugin packs ready to probe a highly heterogeneous IT infrastructure of major industry standards: applications, data base, networks, storage.
Thanks to this solution, SMB IT managers will get them monitoring in no time with a solid and proven system that’s plugin-ready. Plus, it’s a real bargain with immense ROI considering the weeks and months saved on resources and operational uptime.