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OmniTI Unveils Open Source Monitoring Tool, Reconnoiter


July 23, 2009

OmniTI Unveils Open Source Monitoring Tool, Reconnoiter

By Jayashree Adkoli
TMCnet Contributor


OmniTI, a full-service Web site consulting company designing and managing Internet architectures, has unveiled an open source monitoring and trending system, called Reconnoiter, which will facilitate IT managers to better predict their business needs.

According to OmniTI, its latest open source tool is capable of handling highly distributed, heterogeneous environments and can as also implement highly efficient probes for a rapidly growing number of services, in a cost effective way.
Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm, said  that monitoring large-scale business data in real time can be a costly affair. An additional 20 percent of the amount is required for maintenance. In addition, real time monitoring in organizations require up gradations in infrastructure as well as change in business processes that will help in effective usage of data. All these factors create back-step for many organizations.
OmniTI’s new tool features ease of administration. It can add, alter as well as remove monitors for large sets of machines. It is small, tight and deployable on any Unix variant. All reconfiguration can be performed in-flight, the company said.
The company said that Reconnoiter was built from the ground up to reduce data center disconnect while connecting Internet infrastructure monitoring and business management. The Reconnoiter tool features delegated deployment, which includes centralized configuration management and decentralized configuration manipulation. It can also apply policies, such as notification and escalation, to large groups of service.
“The open source community has responded by developing a number of tools doing different network monitoring tasks,” said Theo Schlossnagle, CEO of OmniTI, in a statement. “However, they fall short in translating their monitoring and trending into business sense and this is where Reconnoiter shines. Not only do we save organizations from paying the painful price of installing and integrating multiple tools on one system but we’re able help our clients better leverage the Internet to add value to their businesses.”
OmniTI said that it brings network monitoring back to a business intelligence system that is capable of graphing, trending, reporting and fault detection.

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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