ManageEngine Updates Systems Management Software
January 27, 2010 Alex Woodie
Systems administrators can monitor the state of their servers and networks from Twitter as the result of a recently released update to the OpManager network management software developed by ManageEngine.
ManageEngine, a subsidiary of Zoho, develops a range of tools designed to monitor various aspects of the data center, from individual servers and networking components to open source server software and proprietary ERP applications. The vendor, which seeks to be the low-cost alternative to the “Big Four” systems management vendors BMC Software, CA, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM, supports the i/OS platform within its OpCenter and Applications Manager products.
With last week’s release of OpManager 8.5, the vendor is now allowing administrators to interact with the utility in several unique ways, including via the social networking site Twitter, via RSS feeds, and through a new mobile interface for the iPhone and Blackberrys.
“IT management is a 24×7 affair and OpManager will continue to provide real value around the clock,” said Shanmugam Krishnasamy, product manager for OpManager. “We’ve even extended the mobility offered by introducing alarm management via Twitter and by having OpManager alerts be available as RSS feeds.”
OpManager is available in professional, essential, and deluxe versions. Pricing starts at $595 for the professional version and increases to $27,995 with 2,000 supported devices on the deluxe version. The company also offers a hosted version called OpCenter On Demand. For more information, visit www.manageengine.com.