Top 31 IT Monitoring software
Last updated: August 02, 2020
IT infrastructure monitoring software allows IT administrators to view entire IT infrastructure in real-time. IT monitoring comprises a broad class of products designed to let analysts determine whether IT equipment is online and performing to expected service levels, while resolving any detected problems.
We make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone—no matter where it comes from. You see servers and devices, apps and logs, traffic and clouds. We see data—everywhere. Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make your company more productive, profitable, competitive and secure.
Monitor & manage your network with unified visibility into fault, performance, availability, traffic, & configurations. Get instant visibility across all system resources that can impact application performance and fix them fast. Find, analyze & resolve your toughest performance issues on SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, and DB2. Automate 24x7 security monitoring and response to stop threats in their tracks and maintain continuous compliance.
New Relic gets you immediate code-level visibility to build faster software, create better products, and delight your customers. New Relic gets you immediate code-level visibility to build faster software, create better products, and delight your customers.
Nagios Is The Industry Standard In IT Infrastructure Monitoring. Achieve instant awareness of IT infrastructure problems, so downtime doesn't adversely affect your business. Nagios offers complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services.
Spiceworks bundles network monitoring, helpdesk, UPS power management, PC inventory tools, an online community, and much more. All in one spot. All for free.
An open-source monitoring system with a dimensional data model, flexible query language, efficient time series database and modern alerting approach.
Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
Business Software for Technology Providers. ConnectWise empowers technology solution providers to reach their goals faster with an award-winning business management software suite & much more.
Cloud monitoring reinvented. Easy, Automatic, AI-Powered. Automatically monitor dynamic hybrid-cloud environments.
PRTG Network Monitor is an agentless network monitoring software. It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications.
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Grafana is the open source analytics & monitoring solution for every database.
ManageEngine crafts comprehensive IT management software for all your business needs. We have complete and easy solutions for even your most difficult IT management problems, from keeping your business safe, to ensuring high availability, to making your users happy. We’re bringing IT together so you don’t have to.
Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Operations and Development teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
ELK is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.
CloudWatch collects monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events, providing you with a unified view of AWS resources, applications, and services that run on AWS and on-premises servers.
Sumo Logic cloud log management solution processes ALL your production application logs and server log data, analyzes them in real-time and delivers actionable results at a fraction of the cost of on-premise solution.
Kaseya helps MSPs and IT Departments better manage their business with our IT management software suite, IT Complete.
Cisco's AppDynamics is an application performance management and IT operations analytics software. Get real-time insights and transform your app performance with our Application Performance Management to drive business outcomes.
Solve Operational Problems Faster. Make all of your logs accessible to everyone in one place. No more logging into individual machines. Use searches, filters and graphs to spot trends and narrow down potential root causes. Set up in minutes. No software or agents to install. Works with all standard logging facilities. Owned by SolarWinds.
Icinga is an open-source computer system and network monitoring application.
logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). Speaking of searching, logstash comes with a web interface for searching and drilling into all of your logs.
Cacti is an open-source, web-based network monitoring and graphing tool designed as a front-end application for the open-source, industry-standard data logging tool RRDtool. Cacti allows a user to poll services at predetermined intervals and graph the resulting data.
OpenNMS is a free and open-source enterprise grade network monitoring and network management platform.
ScienceLogic’s solution is an all-in-one IT monitoring software product, comprehensive and complete in a single, unified platform. Unlike some companies, we do not sell you a la carte, piecemeal selections. To help you understand the many powerful components of our solution, we have broken out descriptions of features and capabilities that other companies call (and sell) as individual products:
Server Log Monitoring Tool. We built the log monitoring tool we've always wished for. Scalyr is server log monitoring and analysis built for engineers. Turn chaotic logs and system metrics into actionable data.
Graphite is an enterprise-ready monitoring tool that runs equally well on cheap hardware or Cloud infrastructure. Teams use Graphite to track the performance of their websites, applications, business services, and networked servers. It marked the start of a new generation of monitoring tools, making it easier than ever to store, retrieve, share, and visualize time-series data.
The Riverbed Network and Application Performance Platform enables organizations to visualize, optimize, accelerate and remediate the performance of any network for any application.
Network performance monitoring that goes beyond your network. AppNeta provides real-time, actionable insight from remote offices, over internal networks, and across the internet, so you can quickly get to the bottom of performance issues regardless of where they occur.
One platform, unlimited metrics. Monitoring Zen. We get your data flowing to us from anywhere, whether it's through our API, a turn-key solution, or one of our many open source collection agents. Turn your raw data into intuitive metrics with our powerful composite metric deﬁ-nitions. Owned by SolarWinds.
OpsRamp is a service that helps IT teams discover, monitor, manage and automate their hybrid environments
Logit centralises and manages your logs and metrics. Automation, Analysis and Alerting built on ELK
Latest news about IT Monitoring software
2020. New Relic is changing its pricing model to encourage broader monitoring
In the monitoring world, typically when you spin up a new instance, you pay a fee to monitor it. If you are particularly active in any given month, that can result in a hefty bill at the end of the month. That leads to limiting what you choose to monitor, to control costs. New Relic wants to change that and is moving to a model where customers pay by the user instead, with a smaller, less costly data component. The company is also simplifying its product set with the goal of encouraging customers to instrument everything instead of deciding what to monitor and what to leave out to control cost.
2020. Log management platform Logit improves its performance
Popular log management and analysis platform Logit have just announced that their improved NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSDs backed infrastructure is in place for all Elastic Stacks hosted on the platform. The team at Logit realised that many enterprise-level organisations have yet to reap the benefits of using NVMe for faster more efficient management & analysis of their log data so are pleased to be able to bring this improvement for all new and existing users. NVMe is one of the newest high-performance networking technologies changing the landscape of scalable infrastructure and assisting in decreasing infrastructure costs on a revolutionary scale. This is part of Logit’s continuous improvement of their platform & is offered free of charge to all users as of the end of June 2020.
2020. Cisco grabs ThousandEyes for network-intelligence technology
Cisco has acquired network intelligence software provider ThousandEyes for $1 billion. ThousandEyes firm offers a cloud-based software package that analyzes performance of local and wide-area networks and the internet. Utilizing its world-wide insights into service networks the company also tracks ISP, cloud and collaboration application performance via a family of intelligent cloud, enterprise and endpoint agents. Cisco said it envisions embedding ThousandEyes technology in a variety of its products including its AppDynamics application performance, SD-WAN, WebEx and Meraki families to enhance visibility across the enterprise, internet and the cloud.
2020. Kentik raises $23.5M for its network intelligence platform – TechCrunch
Kentik, the company once known as CloudHelix, has raised a $23.5 million. The company’s platform allows enterprises to monitor their networks, no matter whether that’s over the internet, inside their own data centers or in public clouds. The company has been growing 100% compounded year-over-year since it launched in 2015 and now has customers in 25 countries. These include leading enterprises, SaaS companies, content providers, gaming companies, content providers and cloud and communication service providers, he tells me. Current customers include the likes of IBM, Zoom, Dropbox, eBay, Cisco and GoDaddy.
2020. Gartner named 15 top application performance monitoring vendors
Application Performance Monitoring (APM) vendors are expanding their ability to predict how application performance impacts digital business along with increased support for cloud infrastructure, says Gartner. COVID-19 has made it difficult for enterprises to ensure the performance of business-critical apps and the digital experience for their users. To solve these issues, Gartner said it requires the usage of digital experience monitoring (DEM) products – many of which are highlighted in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant -- deployed where employees are located or cloud-based APM solutions to provide complete visibility and meet performance goals.
2020. OpsRamp raises $37.5M for its hybrid IT operations platform
OpsRamp, a service that helps IT teams discover, monitor, manage and — maybe most importantly — automate their hybrid environments, today announced that it has closed a $37.5 million funding round. At the core of OpsRamp’s services is its AIOps platform. Using machine learning and other techniques, this service aims to help IT teams manage increasingly complex infrastructure deployments, provide intelligent alerting and eventually automate more of their tasks. The company’s overall product portfolio also includes tools for cloud monitoring and incident management.
2019. Splunk acquired cloud AIOps service SignalFx
Splunk, the data processing and analytics company, has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. SignalFx provides real-time cloud monitoring solutions, predictive analytics and more. The acquisition will likely make Splunk a far stronger player in the cloud space as it expands its support for cloud-native applications and the modern infrastructures and architectures those rely on. SignalFx will support Splunk's commitment to giving customers one platform that can monitor the entire enterprise application lifecycle.
2019. Sumo Logic raises $110 million to orchestrate cloud apps with AI
Sumo Logic, a cloud-native, machine data analytics platform delivering continuous app intelligence, has raised $110 million in a series G funding round. The infusion follows a breakout year in which Sumo Logic notched over $100 million in revenue and hit the 2,000-customer mark. It’s now valued at over $1 billion, has more than 500 employees, and counts among its client base Airbnb, Pinterest, The Pokémon Co... Sumo Logic spans 150 apps and integrations — provides analytics and insights to help clients build, run, and secure apps and cloud infrastructures. The funds will be used to expand Sumo Logic’s engineering, sales, and global operations teams, with an emphasis on extending the platform analytics capabilities of its various services.
2019. Zabbix 4.2 adds built-in support of Prometheus data collection
Zabbix Team announced the release of Zabbix 4.2. The latest release of Zabbix is packed with modern monitoring system for: data collection and processing, distributed monitoring, real-time problem and anomaly detection, alerting and escalations, visualization and more. The new version is able to collect data in many different ways (push/pull) from various data sources including JMX, SNMP, WMI, HTTP/HTTPS, RestAPI, XML Soap, SSH, Telnet, agents, scripts and other data sources, with Prometheus being the latest addition to the bunch. Now the 4.2 release will offer an integration with the exporters using native support of PromQL language. Moreover, the use of dependent metrics will give the Zabbix team ability to collect massive amounts of Prometheus metrics in a highly efficient way: this way they get all the data using a single HTTP call and then just reuse it for corresponding dependent metrics.
2018. Google Cloud adds new applications performance monitoring tool
Google added a key ingredient for developers building applications on the Google Cloud Platform - a suite of application performance management tools called Stackdriver APM. It is designed for developers to track issues in the applications they have built instead of passing that responsibility onto operations. The thinking is that the developers who built the applications and are closest to the code are therefore best suited to understand the signals coming from it. StackDriver APM is made up of three main tools: Profiler, Trace and Debugger. Trace and Debugger have already been available, but by putting them together with Profiler, the three tools work together to identify, track and repair code issues.
2018. SolarWinds acquires log-monitoring service Loggly
IT management company SolarWinds has acquired the cloud-based log-monitoring and analytics service Loggly. According to its marketing materials, about a third of the Fortune 500 use the company’s services, including the likes of Lenovo, Pizza Hut and Dell. SolarWinds argues that this acquisition will expand the company’s engineering and analytics expertise and that it will push the company’s overall strategy of building a full-stack monitoring platform. SolarWinds, which has acquired its fair share of companies (including Pingdom) over the years, will keep the Loggly brand and product alive.
2017. Splunk expands machine learning capabilities across platform
Cloud monitoring provider Splunk is enhancing machine learning capabilities to make it easier to surface the data that’s most critical. The Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit has several new key features designed for the DIYers. First of all, there is a new data cleaning tool to get the data ready for the model. Next, there are machine learning APIs to import open source and proprietary algorithms and apply them in Splunk. Finally, there is a machine learning management component to integrate user permissions directly from Splunk into custom machine learning applications. For those who would prefer Splunk to do some of the work for them, there are also new goodies including Splunk ITSI 3.0, which uses machine learning to help identify issues and prioritize them based on how critical a given operation is to the business.
2017. Cisco aquired application performance management software AppDynamics
Cisco acquires AppDynamics for a whopping $3.7 billion. AppDynamics helps its customers monitor the performance of business applications, which help them get a deeper look into the guts and inner workings of their applications. By having a better overview, companies can more effectively spot chokepoints and performance issues that may be potentially holding back transactions and other kinds of action. The idea there is to catch issues before they become major issues and huge headaches for those companies. For Cisco, that means that it’s going to get yet another touchpoint for companies and offer them a more complete stack to help them run their businesses.
2016. Splunk unveiled 300 machine learning algorithms for Operational Intelligence
Operational Intelligence platform provider Splunk has expanded in a significant way the early version of machine learning in its platform to deliver new services and capabilities. It has added machine learning to the core of its platform with a machine learning toolkit that can be installed as a free app on top of the Splunk Enterprise platform. This toolkit provides 300 algorithms for machine learning, 27 of which are pre-packaged out of the box and focus on such categories as clustering, recommendations, regression, classification and text analytics. Splunk has also enhanced the machine learning in its IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) platform it introduced this time last year.
2015. AppDynamics allows to track business transaction from user to server
AppDynamics, a company that helps monitor apps and websites in order to prevent outages (or at least understand why they happened and recover as quickly as possible) announced a major update. The latest version helps identify those big problems that take down a website, but also see much smaller ones that can have a negative impact on the collective or individual experience while using an app or website. In particular, it’s supposed to help customers surface patterns like multiple people having an issue with the shopping cart on an eCommerce site, or following an individual customer through what the company calls a ‘digital journey’, as he or she uses a mobile app or visits the company website. The goal is to help identify performance problems wherever they occur along the way.
2015. Application performance management provider AppDynamics raises $158M
Francisco-based company AppDynamics has closed on $158 million in a round led by General Atlantic and Altimeter Capital. AppDynamics makes software to monitor the performance of business applications, competing with some traditional firms like IBM, as well as younger outfits like New Relic, which went public last December and has seen relatively steady stock performance since. (New Relic, which raised $214 million in venture funding, has a current market cap of $1.8 billion.) AppDynamics had previously raised roughly $206 million in debt and equity, including a $120 million round — $70 million equity and $50 million of debt — that closed in July of last year.
2015. Splunk acquired machine learning startup Caspida
Cloud monitoring provider Splunk has purchased Caspida, the startup that uses machine learning techniques to help identify cyber-secruity threats from inside and outside the company. Splunk helps companies deal with the onslaught of machine data coming from IT systems using data science techniques and automation to make sense of it. The company has a security product called Splunk App For Enterprise Security. With this purchase, Splunk is adding a new tool to its security arsenal to beef up the ability to locate threats using the machine learning techniques that Caspida has developed. It can apply data science to look more closely at the usage of every person using the system, even if they appear to be a valid user with proper credentials. Splunk’s general approach is a solution that is data science driven, that provides automated detection and uses machine learning to get smarter over time.
2015. Microsoft acquires application performance management service BlueStripe
Microsoft has acquired BlueStripe, an application performance management service that helps enterprises monitor and troubleshoot applications that have been deployed across different operating systems, data centers and cloud environments. This makes it easier for IT to help maintain service level objectives because the admins will be able to quickly figure out where the issues are and why they are happening. Microsoft says it will integrate the service into tools like System Center and the company’s Operations Management Suite (OMS). Microsoft will stop selling BlueStripe soon, as it starts to incorporate the service into its own products, but the company tells me that it will still support BlueStripe’s existing customers until then.
2015. Server log monitoring tool Scalyr raises $2.1M
Scalyr, a log-monitoring service that gives developers more insight into how their applications are performing, has raised a $2.1 million seed round. The idea behind Scalyr, then, is to get all data from server logs, as well as various metrics, error reports and other performance data and run it through a single tool that you can get actionable data from. Services like Splunk and Loggly offer similar log management services, but those tools make it easy to see anecdotes and it’s hard to roll that up into an overview. Scalyr also doesn’t see New Relic as a competitor either because that company’s focus tends to be on performance, while Scalyr focuses more on errors. Log files can quickly grow very large, and analyzing them takes quite a bit of compute power. The team built a new data management engine for its service to handle all of this data.
2015. Hybrid cloud monitoring provider ScienceLogic got $43M
IT monitoring-specialist ScienceLogic just landed $43 million in a Series D funding round. ScienceLogic is banking on the growth of companies adopting a hybrid-cloud strategy, which means that they have both on-premise infrastructure that works in conjunction with outside cloud providers. While companies may have monitoring tools available for their existing infrastructure that can scan log files and spot problems in the data center, when it comes to seeing the big picture of how their infrastructure connects with what they may have running in the cloud, there’s not a lot out there to give them that holistic view. ScienceLogic has a console that can supposedly connect via APIs to the different monitoring tools provided by public-cloud providers like Amazon’s CloudWatch. It can siphon that data from the CloudWatch monitoring tool and then correlate it with the data its own CloudMapper tool is spooling from a company’s on-premise infrastructure and then “intelligently map out these relationships” between the two environments.