Best Alternative to Nagios Monitoring


Capability CopperEgg Nagios
User Interface Unified dashboard, real-time graphs, charts, reports “Ugly” GUI, difficult to use
Security Push-based stats avoid firewall issues Poll-based monitoring requires firewall changes
Real-Time 5-second details finds hidden problems fast 1-minute averages miss performance spikes
Hardware Costs SaaS-based, no hardware costs Pay for hardware, electricity, maintenance
Redundancy Multiple high availability datacenters, externally hosted Pay for redundancy, internal view – when you are down, your monitoring is down
Outside-in View Monitor from outside-in (website) and inside-out (server) No customer experience or outside view
iPhone, iPad, Android push, SMS Built-in Add-on
Historical Data 1 yr data retention including process data Add-on
Network Resilience Alerts when you lose power or network Prone to network or power outages
Maintenance Costs None People & system costs ongoing
Operations Costs None People & system costs ongoing
Ease of Install 10-second install Not 10-seconds, perhaps days or weeks
Tagging Alerts, dashboards, user views Do it yourself
Analytics Health, uptime, and aggregate metrics Do it yourself
Correlation Correlate across server, system, and web app performance Do it yourself
API, Webhooks, Integrations Out-of-the-box API, integrations with GitHub, Puppet, Chef, PagerDuty, HipChat, Campfire, or add your own Assembly required
Annotations Auto-annotations on graphs, annotation API None
Custom Dashboards Choose what to display for all metrics, servers and websites None
Custom Metrics Monitor, analyze, view, and alert any metric, any app None

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