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Re: 3rd party network monitoring

  • From: Matt
  • Date: Thu Mar 06 00:46:34 2008

Regarding Keynote support - the company I work for pulls alerts from the RSS feed they offer. They changed the format of the feed a couple of months ago without notice, breaking our monitoring and leaving us blind for some time. When we contacted our service rep, he wasn't even aware of the changes they made. Your mileage may vary.

Eddy Martinez wrote:

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.