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Seems obvious, but one of the greatest drawbacks of free monitoring solutions is that you (mostly) need to support them internally.
Enterprise hybrid IT estates can have tens of thousands of hosts. That's not the most important aspect in determining monitoring performance...
Time is money. And lost time is lost opportunity. So it's a good thing when monitoring helps you do things fast, fast, fast, with minimal errors.
Learning how to use your free monitoring system efficiently; to scope out problems, and triage and solve them quickly puts huge pressure on IT...
Effective monitoring requires the ability to visualize information: first, to highlight issues; then, to illuminate root causes.
Free monitoring solutions require more coding, more expertise and more manual steps before you can feel confident that basic monitoring is working...
Foregoing monitoring tool updates to ensure continuous solution availability is a bad strategy. The security of your solution will gradually erode.
If your free monitoring solution confabulation works, congratulations! You've created a "special snowflake." One that you now need to validate,...
Free monitoring solutions can be hard to deploy, configure, and lifecycle-manager in production. What does this mean, exactly?