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How to prepare for AIOps—even if you’re not there yet

Reading the future is certainly the most difficult requirement on your job description. For many organizations, AIOps still bring more questions than they can answer. When and how should you adopt AIOps (or Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations), and where does the AIOps journey start?  There are early steps you can take now to prepare […]

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5 benefits of adding user experience to your IT monitoring

Centreon 20.04 integrates a new connector for Maltem Insight Performance (MIP), enabling the collection of user experience KPIs. In this blog post, Marion Dussarrat, Marketing Manager from Maltem explains the benefits of adding user experience to your IT monitoring. ———————- All metrics are green, but users still report slowness. IT teams are trying to recreate […]

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Does MTTR still count today? Can it still be improved?

Yes and yes. IT infrastructure monitoring (some call it network monitoring) has evolved over the years to incorporate a focus on business performance, tracking the essential workflows that support the ability of a business to, say, sell burgers. But some things never change. The core aspect of IT monitoring is still to promptly spot, acknowledge […]

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6 Key Features of Centreon 20.04, and Why You Should Start Using Them

It’s April, and there you are, a new version of Centreon is hatching. This blog post provides a quick overview of what to expect out of 20.04. The best way to discover what the new version has to offer is to register to our 20.04 webinar or ask for a live demo. For a deep […]

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IT Monitoring: New Generation

The current crisis is dramatic for a great number of us and naturally our health comes first and foremost. But at the same time, we cannot fail to see that this is an opportunity to make the most of our organizations’ IT chain. In this context and more than ever, IT monitoring is essential. Let’s […]

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3 infrastructure best practices for the 2020s

The clock is ticking. IT monitoring that limits itself to measuring availability and resource levels will have lost most of its relevance in just a few years. This will limit the organization’s ability to innovate and succeed in the deployment of new technologies. The focus should now be on performance and business outcomes. You may […]

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How to use ITIM to make infrastructure and operations (I&O) more customer-centric

We’ve recently described what legacy IT infrastructure monitoring (ITIM) is and reviewed the risk of maintaining the status quo. By definition and purpose, the digital organization is focused on services and value, while I&O is traditionally more an IT system expert than a customer-experience wizard. This post will help you bring I&O closer to their […]

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COVID-19: 7 Tips for Setting-Up Remote Work and Other Emergency Measures

At the outset of the pandemic, we quickly set up all of our employees for remote work and adapted our IT system so it could manage the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, including lockdowns happening in many countries. Frédéric, Security and Telecommuting Manager at Centreon shares on our experience and offers some tips.  Takeaway: Experience […]

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What is Legacy IT Monitoring?

If, like in a majority of organizations, your IT infrastructure has evolved towards a digitalized architecture (i.e., cloud, containers, microservices, containers), the time may be ripe to modernize your ITIM practices too. According to industry analysts, IT monitoring practices are not evolving as fast as the businesses they are supporting.  Today’s digital business model involves […]

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IT monitoring around the clock: How Centreon is supporting a business that never goes to sleep

“With global operations spread across continents and time zones, our business is always on and is highly dependent on service availability. We don’t just sell software, we promote exceptional customer experiences, and we have to walk the talk. One simple IT glitch is enough to start a chain reaction that will be felt from one […]

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How IT monitoring helps NGOs face human, financial and logistical challenges

Centreon, retour d'expérience, supervision informatique

How IT monitoring helps NGOs face human, financial and logistical challenges, maximizing availability of crucial infrastructure and software on humanitarian missions.  The digital revolution is bringing Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) new IT challenges to contend with. Julien Brun, Field Infrastructure Deployment Coordinator at the French headquarters of Action Contre la Faim (ACF, Action Against Hunger) strives to ensure […]

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Getting Ready for a New Decade of IT Innovation

The 2020s, age of the digital business, and how I&O organizations will be in need of a solid team player to make sense of their expanding digital ecosystem.  A shiny new decade is a good time to take pause and reflect. The last 10 years were dizzying. The poster boy of the 2010s was most […]

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Centralized monitoring contributes to improving the delivery of public services in a metropolitan area

Centralized monitoring of shared IT resources contributes to safeguarding operational capabilities for 1,500 municipal personnel, improving the delivery of public services in a metropolitan area. “Auvergne Metropole is a metropolitan area in the center of France. The municipal organization is responsible for a large scope of public services, with highly integrated operations. Each responsibility area […]

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How IT monitoring supports École Polytechnique organizational excellence, a world-leading tech graduate school

“Public service, quality of delivery and user experience are our core values. About 6,000 people depend on constant IT service on campus: teachers, students, researchers, start-up incubation and acceleration program staff… We’re responsible for an extensive network that’s very much like a city grid. IT monitoring is critical to ensure everyone gets optimal service.” – […]

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IT Monitoring That Sells Burgers

The characteristics of modern infrastructure monitoring, as simple and business-worthy as the customer experience it supports.  Ordering fast food is a fairly simple customer experience, if you know what you want to eat. Yet, clicking that flashy ORDER button won’t produce any results without some heavy lifting in the background—and we don’t just mean at […]

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3 Steps to Jumpstart IT Performance

Follow the Workflow: Reframing the ITIM Conversation Great IT makes for great business. Everybody now takes this for granted—but maybe not deeply enough. It’s one thing to invest in the latest tools and tech, quite another to innovate in how you manage these assets. As our IT ecosystems are changing, so must our perspective on […]

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Business-Aware ITOps gets new push with 19.10 release

We’re constantly evolving our IT monitoring platform and approach to make it as easy as 1, 2, 3 to leverage IT infrastructure monitoring as a frontline performance enabling tool. As we’re launching our most recent software update, this post introduces the 3-steps of business-aware monitoring (more on this soon) and highlights how Centreon EMS 19.10 […]

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New Centreon EMS 19.10 Software Release

We are proud to announce today the general availability of version 19.10 of our Business-Aware, Hybrid IT Infrastructure Monitoring solution: Centreon EMS. Every six months in April and October Centreon releases a new version of its flagship Centreon EMS solution, as well as the underlying Centreon open-source framework. What’s new for this October 2019 release? […]

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Pixagility: when IT Monitoring helps to provide seamless video broadcast experiences

With its unique technological expertise, Pixagility helps European and African broadcasters enhance video content for their audiences. Pixagility uses Centreon EMS to provide seamless video broadcast experiences – from infrastructure to viewers’ screens. PIXAGILITY: an innovative multiservice video platform that supports broadcasters in enhancing the value of video contents Founded in 2009, France-based Pixagility provides technical audiovisual […]

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Monitoring Kubernetes and Docker with Centreon

Centreon, IT monitoring, Docker tutorials, Kubernetes tutorials, how to monitor Kubernetes, how to monitor Docker, Centreon tutorials

In this tutorial we will show how Centreon can monitor a Kubernetes cluster orchestrating Docker containers. Kubernetes is the most popular orchestration solution when it comes to deploying containerized applications and microservices. And Prometheus comes handy as a single point of metrics collection and aggregation for all three levels of your container stack: the individual […]

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How to Troubleshoot TCP Performance for Your SaaS and Cloud Applications

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Dealing With Outdated IT—And Being OK With It

Centreon, IT monitoring, obsolete IT, IBM

“Obsolete” is no one’s favorite word (unless you sell new tech). Yet, we all have to deal with it at some point in the digital transformation journey. There are countless reasons to cling to outdated IT assets—and each more valid than the last. What’s wrong is the “grey” assets that risk impacting security and service […]

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Finally: Much Needed ITOps Visibility into End User Experience

Integration of Accedian’s SkyLIGHTTM PVX NAPM solution into Centreon What would you rather know? That your organization’s infrastructure is running normally? Or That users are experiencing a productive day thanks to optimally delivered IT service? If your answer is “Give me both,” you’ll be thrilled to learn that Centreon EMS is now providing unprecedented insights […]

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The Sky Is Full of Clouds

IT monitoring, Centreon, cloud, multi-cloud,AWS

Managing Multi-Cloud Environments Anyone looking up to the sky will notice: Cloud computing is not the monolithic entity most of us would want it to be. There is more than one cloud out there and it’s increasingly the case in your own patch of sky. The untold definition of multicloud could very well be: “a […]

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3 Compelling Reasons to Monitor With Centreon EMS 19.04

There’s a new Centreon EMS version and you may be wondering what new possibilities it can open for your organization. In this post, we’re giving you three compelling reasons and more to explore Centreon EMS, opening a new era of IT infrastructure monitoring in your organization—even more so if you manage a complex combination of […]

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Centreon 19.04 Release: Connecting the dots between Multi-Cloud & Legacy IT Monitoring

Hot off the press! The new features of Centreon 19.04 are now yours to discover. With this update, Centreon helps you connect the dots between multi-cloud and legacy environments for dynamic and future-proof IT monitoring and insights. This blog post is your ticket to finding out what’s new in-store for your favorite IT monitoring solution. […]

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Monitoring Microsoft Azure with Centreon

Centreon, IT monitoring, Centreon tutorials, monitoring Microsoft Azure

In this tutorial we’ll describe how Centreon can monitor the resources you’re deploying into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. To make things easier we’ll take an example: how to monitor an Azure Virtual Machine with Centreon? This will walk you through the basics about monitoring Azure services using the Centreon Plugin Packs. From there you’ll […]

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Monitoring AWS with Centreon

IT monitoring, Centreon, AWS, Amazon Web Services, Centreon tutorials

In this tutorial, we’ll describe how Centreon can monitor the resources you’re deploying into the Amazon Web Services cloud platform. The Centreon solution includes multiple plugins to monitor AWS: one plugin per AWS service. At the time of writing, the following AWS services are included in the Centreon Plugin Library: Billing Cloudfront Cloudwatch EBS Elasticache […]

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Fresh Outlook: Monitoring for Infrastructure Diversity

Centreon, IT monitoring, hybrid monitoring

Tired of hearing the word “hybrid?” This blog post takes a closer look at what actually hides behind the notion of hybrid infrastructure: a new paradigm of infrastructure (or digital) diversity. Why should you care? IT monitoring and data collecting go beyond thinking in terms of “cloud” and “legacy”.  Here’s a quick look at some […]

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8 rules you’ll love for finding your ideal IT monitoring solution

Your IT tools have been through it all with you. Secret weapon, faithful companion and right arm; they’ve seen you through the greatest IT challenges. To help you choose an IT infrastructure monitoring solution that fully deserves its place in your tool box, we’ve made a list of 8 simple rules to determine between a […]

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Give Everyone a View on Business-Critical IT Performance

Let’s set the stage with what we know already: in the digital economy, an organization’s performance is entirely dependent on the smooth operations of its IT system. How are employees expected to do their job well if their mission-critical applications and infrastructure are performing poorly? To keep things running smoothly, IT infrastructure monitoring teams can […]

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Making the Case for ITOM Decentralization

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Spelling RESILIENCE One Location at a Time

Here’s a question to which we can now provide a pleasant answer: Should building resiliency into an IT system require heavy investment in resources, like expensive, new infrastructure or hiring a larger team of IT professionals? The answer: Absolutely not! Empowering local or remote teams may be all you need. In this post, learn about […]

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Lost in the Quest for Agility: Local Empowerment

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Latest version of our software suite: Centreon 18.10!

IT Monitoring tool

We are proud to announce the following availability of the latest version of our software suite: Centreon 18.10! What’s new? First and foremost: Centreon Remote Server, a major addition to our much acclaimed distributed architecture. But Centreon 18.10 has also refreshed its user interface, adding multiple improvements to increase the productivity and efficiency of IT […]

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New Value, New Growth: Expanding IT Monitoring Consultancy, Lolokaï Conseil Strengthens Partnership with Centreon to Boost its Service Offering

IT Operations Management

In this interview with Centreon, Loïc Fontaine, Owner and Technical Director of Lolokaï Conseil, a France-based IT monitoring consulting boutique with clients as far as the South Pacific, and a long-time Centreon convert, shares his approach to building his business. Lolokaï Conseil offers expert IT monitoring services based on Centreon’s software solutions, as well as […]

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Centreon 18.10: new versioning scheme (and more!)

Enterprise IT Monitoring

In the coming weeks, Centreon will announce its newest version of the software suite. Version 18.10 will bring its fair share of new functionalities, with specific changes kept under wraps until its release. We’ll also announce a new versioning scheme, including bi-annual software release plans. Centreon is strengthening its organization in line with its new […]

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Removing the complexity in monitoring Hybrid IT infrastructure: Introducing New Amazon Web Services (AWS) Plugin Packs

Managing hybrid IT infrastructure is the new norm as most businesses embrace the latest IaaS or SAAS solutions, combining them with existing on-premise or branch-based legacy systems. You may already use or are looking to use Amazon Web Services and Amazon Cloud Watch, a market favorite. Maintaining an hybrid IT system is not what you […]

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Good Practices: 4 Post Implementation to Maintain Your IT Monitoring System

So you’re done with the deployment of your IT monitoring system. It’s been carefully designed, configured, and implemented. A bright new era of active monitoring is starting. But is it really the end of the journey? Not at all! Every day is a new adventure, as you learn from your system and seek to optimize […]

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Failing the implementation of your monitoring solution (guaranteed): the 10 most common errors

Monitoring has been part of the IT landscape for a long time and we often forget that deploying a monitoring solution needs to follow precise rules.  Due to the fact that a large number of solutions are proposed in open source, or just because monitoring isn’t always considered to be a full-blown project, many monitoring […]

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8 key advantages for I&O teams & their business stakeholders

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8 criteria for choosing your IT monitoring tool, or how to switch from love at first sight to a long-term relationship!

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Monitoring projects: defining the scope, a key success factor that shouldn’t be overlooked

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How Centreon EMS can help your ITOM teams to monitor infrastructure & IT services?

Centreon EMS

In our recent tutorial “Create your own custom view with Centreon”, Laurent teached you how to use the widgets correctly. I would like to supplement that tutorial today by showing you how to use the Centreon MAP, Centreon BAM and Centreon MBI widgets to create dashboards which facilitate monitoring of business-oriented IT performance.

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5 topics to consider before launching a monitoring project

Through experience, we know that many monitoring projects start when an intern arrives in the company (it’s even how Centreon was born) and is put under the orders of an overworked “adminsys” who follows the project as best they can. With Enterprise and business digitization, IT monitoring has become as crucial as critical for enterprise […]

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The preconceived ideas about monitoring we would like to see the back of (because they’re 10 years out of date …)

monitoring

Between the fans, those who find the subject complex, and those who only have a limited use for it, monitoring is still too often the victim of preconceived ideas from the turn of the century. Viewed as a technical subject instead of a business subject, monitoring is often reserved to a small group of users […]

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What if your IT monitoring tools let you give your users more autonomy?

Monitoring tools

Monitoring tools are above all intended for IT professionals so that they can secure and automate their information system monitoring. But not only…

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Best Practices: 5 good reasons to opt for an IT monitoring software program which interfaces with your information system

IT monitoring software

Openness and interoperability have become undeniable key criteria for many IT decision-makers. Monitoring has not escaped this trend. Choosing an IT monitoring tool capable of easily communicating in almost real-time with an information system is all the more important since new generations of IT monitoring tools provide increasingly rich data and analyses. Here are five […]

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New versions of Centreon products to guarantee Centreon 3.4 compatibility

Centreon 3.4

The release of Centreon 3.4, the new version of our open source solution, is accompanied by a version upgrade of all Centreon products. The new versions of Centreon EPP, Centreon MAP, Centreon BAM and Centreon MBI, as well as the Centreon EMS solution are therefore compatible with Centreon 3.4.

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BEST PRACTICES: how your IT monitoring system can help you to reduce the number of calls to the helpdesk?

IT monitoring

With an IT monitoring system implementation, the IT department easily collects data on the status and availability of its various IT equipment. The graphic visualisation of collected data, combined with modeling applications status for each business division, becomes an excellent tool to significantly reduce level-one helpdesk calls to your technical support. Let us introduce you […]

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