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Market Guide for Open-Source and Freeware Monitoring Tools

Published: 20 May 2014

ID: G00263005

Analyst(s): Jonah Kowall


Due to economic constraints and other resource limitations, IT leaders are investigating open-source, freeware and low-cost monitoring. IT can decrease complexity by using and testing "good enough" monitoring approaches from vendors offering 80% of functionality at low cost.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

Market Analysis

Representative Vendors

  • Monitoring Minisuites
    • Ipswitch
    • ManageEngine
    • SolarWinds
  • Best-of-Breed Free Monitoring
    • Artica ST
    • GroundWork
    • Icinga
    • op5
    • Opsview
    • Paessler
    • SevOne
    • Spiceworks
    • Splunk
    • Torch
    • VMTurbo
    • XpoLog
    • Zabbix
    • Zenoss
  • Monitoring Delivered in a SaaS Model
    • AppDynamics
    • AppFirst
    • Boundary
    • Datadog
    • GFI Software
    • Loggly
    • New Relic
    • ScaleXtreme
    • Splunk
    • Sumo Logic

Market Recommendations

  • Vendors Added
  • Vendors Removed
  • The Bottom Line

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