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Re: 3rd party network monitoring

  • From: Eddy Martinez
  • Date: Wed Mar 05 18:09:37 2008

We currently use -

Numerous times their alerts have beat out our notifications without false alarms.
Also, as the reason one purchases such a service, its a backup for our own
monitoring. We also use Keynote as thats what our customers are used to, and
also subscribe to. This allows us to se what they see should we need to discuss
SLA's. Systems Watch is much cheaper than Keynote for those that have actually
priced out, or subscribe to the service.

All in all, when I get an alert from Systems Watch, I do make way to a console
more than I would with my own monitoring.

Happy trails,

On Mar 5, 2008, at 2:32 PM, Michael Painter wrote:

----- Original Message ----- From: "Darrell Hyde" Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 7:02 AM
Subject: 3rd party network monitoring

Can anybody recommend a vendor for this type of service? I suppose I
could always just get a bunch of VPS accounts here and there and run
smokeping, but I'd really like to avoid that.
- Darrell

Fwiw, has a 'Business' monitoring service (w/graphs) for a buck a week.