IT Monitoring & TCO

Open source or off-the-shelf software? Finding the best option for your organization

IT monitoring solutions are divided into two acquisition models, open source and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS).

But when and how to choose one over the other?

When it comes to choosing an IT monitoring solution, a domain in which the open source model is very present, determining the right choice criteria can be complex. At Centreon, we believe TCO to be one of the most important.

This Expert Insight takes a closer look at the impact of the acquisition model (open source or COTS) on a monitoring solution’s TCO to help decision makers and IT managers select the IT monitoring software acquisition model that will provide the most value to their organization.

This read will help you to:
• Better understand the concept of TCO applied to IT monitoring tools
• Identify the important criteria to select the best option for your project
• Better understand the notion of TCO versus usage value
• Find an alternative model that provide the best value

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4 key insights in this read

TCO is a crucial criterion for choosing a monitoring solution

Open source is a valuable innovation driver

Commercial off-the-shelf solutions (COTS) enable optimization and value creation

There is a third way, combining benefits from the open source and COTS models

IT Monitoring & TCO
Open source or off-the-shelf software? Finding the best option for your organization