Newsletter, April 2010

The Ultimate Open Source Monitoring Solution

Hello Everyone,

This spring brings lots of good news to us and we are happy to share them with you. New partners, releases, books on Zabbix and many more in this issue.

But before we would like you to vote for Zabbix on LinuxJournal's “What is your favorite Linux monitoring application?” Please follow this link and show your appreciation to Zabbix :) Thank you in advance.


Zabbix Appliance Released

Zabbix SIA has released an appliance that can be installed on top of such virtual systems as VMware and VirtualBox, or deployed from a CD or USB flash. The appliance allows to deploy and configure Zabbix monitoring solution quickly and efficiently.

Zabbix Monitoring appliance includes operating system, database and web server and the latest stable version of Zabbix, all configured to work together - all that is required from a user is to launch it.

Appliance will allow users with even basic knowledge of monitoring systems to use freely such features and functionality of the powerful open source monitoring tool as:

  • intuitive bundled GUI,
  • performance monitoring of various applications,
  • availability and SLA reporting,
  • detailed graphs and network maps,
  • monitoring of an unlimited amount of devices and many more advantages of Zabbix.

The appliance is available in four different formats in “download” section.


Full Service Support Tier for Enterprises

Zabbix SIA launches new enterprise class support tier.

If your IT environment is large you don't have to figure out the pricing schemes about how many servers/monitored devices you need to purchase support for. Enterprise tier includes support for all your Zabbix servers and proxies.

Along with an increase in performance capabilities Zabbix became a perfect monitoring tool for companies with large IT environments and to suit the needs of such clients “Enterprise” support tier was created. It includes:

  • monitoring of unlimited number of devices,
  • support of unlimited number of Zabbix servers and proxies,
  • 24/7 access to Zabbix Support Team,
  • Remote troubleshooting,
  • Performance tuning,
  • Personal technical account manager,
  • Professional on-site training for 5 customer's employees and even more.

For complete information please refer to our website's “support” section or/and contact our Sales team.


New Certified Partner in Brazil

We are glad to announce that Zabbix SIA and Alerta Security Solutions, based in Sao Paolo, have signed a partnership agreement and now Brazilian Zabbix users may receive Zabbix support from an authorized Zabbix representative right in Sao Paulo or everywhere in Brazil.

To "Alerta Security Solutions" Zabbix SIA is a company whose main focus is to offer an open source software solution for I.T. monitoring of computer systems, known throughout the world.

Through this partnership "Alerta Security Solutions" will act in full compliance within the most stringent international quality standards in the design of complex projects in I.T. monitoring.

Fore more information please see full press release.


Zabbix Training in Your Region (Germany, Brazil)

After announcing Zabbix Training in Your Region campaign we have received many inquiries from different countries and currently have set the dates for the training sessions in Ulm, Germany (May 17 - 21) and Porto Alegre, Brazil (July 26 - 30).
Each training is dedicated to the latest version of Zabbix and will provide complete overview of functionality and hands on approach to the techniques of Zabbix configuration and usage of distributed monitoring approach.
Nearly half the time will be spent on practical work, and upon completion of the course attendees will receive Zabbix Certificates. Training will be delivered in English.

Just a few more places are still available so don't hesitate and book now by contacting our sales team.

We would like to remind that we are still open for ideas about places to deliver training at. You are welcome to drop us a line about your will to host or attend Zabbix training in your region. Note that if you provide hosting you will be able to achieve Zabbix certification for free.

For more information or to express your will to attend or host please contact our Sales team.


Zabbix Professional Training in Riga

This spring's last training session in Zabbix SIA premises will be held from May 10 to 14. The training is dedicated to the latest version of Zabbix and will provide in-depth information about functionality and configuration of 1.8 and older versions along with hands-on workshops and exercises.

More information on training programs and premises location can be found in Zabbix website's “training” section.

Don't miss your chance to obtain Zabbix certificates and meet the Head developer of Zabbix.

To book your place please contact our Sales team.


Books on Zabbix Released

Recently two books about Zabbix has been released in English and Japanese languages. Books contain detailed description of Zabbix monitoring tool, step-by-step installation and configuration guide, ways of monitoring applications, examples of scripts and lots of other useful information for new and experienced Zabbix users.

For more information please visit our forum.


Follow us on Twitter

It’s been couple of weeks as we opened a Twitter account. Short announcements about any at least a little bit newsworthy things, will be there. You are welcome to follow us at twitter.

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