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Monitoring the pulse of IT

by Opsview Development Team

This blog focuses on issues relating to IT monitoring and management. The Opsview core team is based in Reading, UK and will track their progress as they evolve their products and services. Topics will include mobile application development for Android, J2ME, WURFL, WNG; Google Web Toolkit and GXT for dashboard design; Grooving prototyping; Grials; monitoring infrastructure in the Cloud and more.


June, 23 2014 03:54 PM

Why IT monitoring is dominating spending priorities

Monitoring IT networks, systems and devices is the top spending priority of IT managers for 2014, according to a new report. Some 58% of IT managers will invest their budgets in monitoring this year, the results show. Over 550 IT managers, across...

March, 25 2014 03:41 PM

Why complex IT needs business service monitoring.

IT estates now have a complex and intricate setup, built with physical hardware, switches, servers, routers as well as virtualization, SaaS, PaaS and even IaaS solutions to mix into the ever changing and ever expanding IT setup. As this happens,...

February, 20 2014 02:14 PM

One third of companies don't backup network device configs

A third of businesses face a potentially serious problem maintaining network stability, because they fail to make copies of the settings of all devices on their network.  After running a recent survey, we found that 33% of companies do not back...

February, 10 2014 12:03 PM

The top 5 reasons for monitoring your network

Monitoring an IT network is an essential part of any business' routine processes, yet so many companies fail to make sure they do this properly. The risks of not monitoring a network are numerous. Among these, a failure to do so can lead to...

January, 22 2014 03:07 PM

Is regulation the answer to net neutrality?

A federal appeals court recently gave a ruling that struck down the Federal Communication Commission's Open Internet rules. This ruling allows providers to slow and even block selected World Wide Web traffic. The ruling even went one step further...

December, 05 2013 10:11 AM

On-premise monitoring: the forgotten critical element in hybrid IaaS infrastructures

Many businesses debate extensively whether to manage their key infrastructure themselves on-premise, or to hand it over to an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud provider. Whatever they choose, they must remember to monitor all of their...

October, 21 2013 03:18 PM

The Internet of Things looms, are you ready?

Gartner are predicting by 2020 the Internet of Things will create an additional $1.9 trillion for the economy. The Internet of Things is the eventual merging of the explosion of smart devices, from smartphones through to sensors within a kitchen...

October, 11 2013 12:42 PM

Why monitoring is important when choosing an IaaS provider

Many businesses are planning to deploy cloud infrastructure as a service: which means outsourced storage, hardware, networking and servers. Essentially, the idea of IaaS is that another provider handles your infrastructure, with you simply...

July, 05 2012 12:11 PM

Windows: Agentless Monitoring using Opsview V4

Pre-requisites We need to install an open source WMI Client, as previous versions (Ubuntu packaged .deb versions of WMI-Client, for example) do not work with newer versions of Windows (2008, 7, etc). We also need to install the...

June, 19 2012 02:16 PM

Creating and Using Custom Notification Methods in Opsview V4

Sometimes it may be necessary to create and run custom notification methods depending on your environment and requirements in accordance with custom SLA’s, contracts, etc. In Opsview this is very simple to setup. Firstly, the directory...

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