Open source IT monitoring specialist Opsview has claimed that traditional proprietary monitoring platforms are too costly and are failing to meet the demands of today’s organisations.  

“Many of the large proprietary vendors drive organisations to use their entire solutions suite, which can be cumbersome and result in organisations paying for functionality that they don’t require,” said Opsview's product manager James Peel.

Opsview's claims come as the company announced the release of Opsview Enterprise 3.12, the latest update to its enterprise IT monitoring platform. 

Based on the popular Nagios open source IT monitoring engine, Opsview Enterprise aims to help organisations improve their IT performance through the enhanced monitoring of their physical and virtual infrastructure, both on premise and in the cloud. 

By virtue of being an open-source product, Opsview also maintains that its enterprise offering is less costly to deploy than many of the proprietary solutions on the market such as HP Openview and IBM Tivoli.

“The explosion of data and devices has increased the need for effective IT monitoring,” added Peel. “However, many organisations still have a fragmented view of their IT assets, which can make identifying problems and obtaining a holistic view of performance extremely difficult.

“Through proving the right tools, we can help organisations more proactively monitor their IT performance and assist them in reducing the cost of future IT incidents.” 

Opsview said that the latest release will provide organisations with greater configuration and customisation capabilities, which will allow Opsview Enterprise to better integrate with other IT systems.