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Network Management – ManageEngine Helps IT Departments Monitor and Support a Million Interfaces

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By Robbie Pleasant

June 21, 2013

ManageEngine’s (NewsAlert) OpManager is getting even better, with the latest version now available in beta. This network performance management and data center monitoring software provides a cost efficient and scalable network management platform, capable of handling up to a million interfaces from a single server.

When IT organizations need to monitor multiple interfaces – “multiple” in this case referring to upwards of a million – it often requires multiple solutions or an incredibly expensive scalable one. That ends up requiring multiple management consoles, polling engines and everything else that must be used to support that many endpoints. With the new OpManager, though, that’s no longer the case.

OpManager just uses a single advanced scalability engine but it can still support a million interfaces, with dynamic monitoring to keep things easy and efficient. It can be deployed in minutes without needing any assistance, so it’s easy to launch and to use.

“The new OpManager is breaking new ground in network monitoring,” says Dev Anand, ManageEngine‘s director of product management. “No other vendor is offering truly affordable, carrier-grade scalability. The Big 4 can scale with a single console, but users pay a huge premium for that privilege. Every other vendor just comes up short — except for us. With OpManager, we’re bringing network management scalability to the masses.”

While the new OpManager is currently in beta, customers can try it out from ManageEngine’s website. The Enterprise Edition is still available, starting at $16,495. The company also promises that the new version will not cost over a million dollars to support a million devices, although specific prices have not been revealed.

This could prove excellent for IT departments and data centers with vast amounts of network interfaces to manage, and as people start using multiple devices for their work, those numbers keep rising. It may prove more cost efficient and scalable than multiple solutions, assuming a department needs that many connections, although we shall see how the beta tests go.

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