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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core

Nagios monitoring is well suited for any mission critical application that requires per/second (or minute) monitoring. This would probably include even a shuttle launch. As Nagios was built around Linux, most (85%) plugins are Linux based, therefore its more suitable for a Linux environment.
As Nagios (and dependent components) requires complex configurations & compilations, an experienced Linux engineer would be needed to install all relevant components.
Any company that has hundreds (or thousands) of servers & services to monitor would require a stable monitoring solution like Nagios. I have seen Nagios used in extremely mediocre ways, but the core power lies when its fully configured with all remaining open-source components (i.e. MySQL, Grafana, NRDP etc). Nagios in the hands of an experienced Linux engineer can transform the organizations monitoring by taking preventative measures before a disaster strikes.
Shawn Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

If you need a trusted email hosting platform, Rackspace is definitely the way to go. Not only is it simple to use, but the help they're willing to provide is also outstanding. Whether you're upgrading (or even downgrading) a service, or have concerns over any use cases, they're great at providing assistance and being diligent to understand your needs. If you only require a simple email for only a few people, it may not be the way to go, but it's hard to beat the price they offer (and the clarity on that pricing as well).
Stephen Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Nagios Core

  • Monitoring of services is one of the biggest benefits for our company. Being able to respond in a timely fashion keeps business smooth.
  • Hardware and device monitoring are easy to set up with proper parameters.
  • Notification to key staff to be able to respond quickly makes issues go away faster.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • Racksapce is quick and helpful when contacted for support.
  • Rackspace is easy to set up and run on various email clients.
  • The service is affordable and compares well with any similar services.
  • It has a nice admin panel which is easy to follow and understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nagios Core

  • Nagios could use core improvements in HA, though, Nagios itself recommends monitoring itself with just another Nagios installation, which has worked fine for us. Given its stability, and this work-around, a minor need.
  • Nagios could also use improvements, feature wise, to the web gui. There is a lot in Nagios XI which I felt were almost excluded intentionally from the core project. Given the core functionality, a minor need. We have moved admin facing alerts to appear as though they originate from a different service to make interacting with alerts more practical.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • During a couple of planned upgrades, the timeline was a bit ambiguous.
  • There have been a few times when tech support seemed unhelpful.
  • We've hit storage/CPU limit without much notice on a unique project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 9.9
Based on 3 answers
We're currently looking to combine a bunch of our network montioring solutions into a single platform. Running multiple unique solutions for monitoring, data collection, compliance reporting etc has become a lot to manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

No score
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Usability

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 4.0
Based on 1 answer
The Nagios UI is in need of a complete overhaul. Nice graphics and trendy fonts are easy on the eyes, but the menu system is dated, the lack of built in graphing support is confusing, and the learning curve for a new user is too steep.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't had to use support very often, but when I have, it has been effective in helping to accomplish our goals. Since Nagios has been very popular for a long time, there is also a very large user base from which to learn from and help you get your questions answered.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

Rackspace Cloud Hosting 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Honestly, if it wasn't for the way in which ticket updates are shared, it would be a ten. They provide excellent support, from sales to technical to even migration services. I've always gotten my questions answered clearly, by someone who is human. If answers were displayed via email as well, rather than just a notice that I needed to login to see a message, it would be even better.
Stephen Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nagios Core

I have been using Nagios for 10+ years, so I am very familiar with it. The learning curve with SolarWinds was more difficult for me to pick up than Nagios and it wasn't as easy (at first) to duplicate, edit, etc. in SolarWinds. I genuinely think Nagios is a great product for many reasons, one of which is the unbeatable price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

I've used Google/Amazons web services. They both make it easy to accidentally incur bills for things you didn't know were billable (or forgot about). Rackspace makes it extremely clear and doesn't lure you in with so many free trials that try to lock you in at a later time
Tyler Hildebrandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nagios Core

  • Much better network device performance metrics allowing to troubleshoot and do before/after changes comparisons
  • Has helped us to integrate with our Service Management tool (through other 3rd party tools)
  • Important part of our overall network health dashboard providing granular details at the device level (not end-to-end performance)
  • Cost is very convenient
Manuel Ayala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

  • It has helped with resolving the issues quickly. Hence we get better uptime.
  • It has helped us with notifying on the issues immediately which helped us with notifying our clients before they came to us about the website down message.
Steve Surya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nagios Core

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rackspace Cloud Hosting

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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