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Circonus' per-metric pricing strategy, starts at $0.05 per metric per month. For smaller operations and individuals, a limited version is available for free, for up to 500 metrics per month.
Circonus offer a free trial. Demos are available on request.
For small-scale operations all the way up to some of the largest websites in the world, Circonus is both a cloud-based and on-premise monitoring and analytics platform delivering real-time and on-demand insights into your IT environments, assets, and operations. Built on a scalable architecture that can handle up to billions of incidents per day, it uses machine learning intelligence to help you make sense of the data at your fingertips, even when you’re not a data scientist.
Circonus is equipped with predictive analytics tools that drill down into incident root causes, forecast data behavior, and automate anomaly detection. Through dashboards, graphs, gauges, automated alerts, clusters, beacons, and various other widgets, you get visibility into your IT infrastructure, allowing you to immediately take corrective actions before situations get out of hand.
Some of the core processes Circonus can help businesses with include server, cloud, virtualization, database, storage, and network monitoring, assessment of application performance, capacity planning, SLA (service level agreement) monitoring, big data analytics, and risk management.
Circonus is an all-in-one IT monitoring and management platform that’s fueled by data analytics. It aggregates multiple data feeds from various sources into a single pane of glass view. Data can come from directory services, collection agents, database applications such as Apache CouchDB and MySQL, and other systems such as Amazon CloudWatch, Google Analytics, and New Relic.
This eliminates the need for multiple disparate monitoring platforms or a siloed approach to data analytics, which can be difficult to rely on if you’re looking for the overall picture. Custom reports and real-time dashboards can be created to suit your needs, and granular historical data can be viewed on demand.
Circonus analyzes application performance, including the infrastructure it runs on, stores data for long periods of time, and allows users to see their visualizations whenever, wherever through its user-friendly, mobile-responsive interface. It can be deployed as a SaaS solution, Circonus SaaS, or an on-premise option, Circonus Inside.
Circonus dashboards can be customized according to your organization’s unique monitoring requirements. Once done creating a dashboard, real-time information from different sources show up on your screen, filtered according to the rule sets and metrics that matter to you. Suitable for a variety of users, dashboards can be created by a developer to track and test software, by the NOC team for a consolidated view of the company’s IT operations, by product managers to monitor key performance indicators during product launches, or by executives to view critical operations metrics correlated with business metrics.
Its dashboards are flexible in many ways. Graphs of varying sizes can be shown side by side, and if you want beacon maps or a status bar on the same page as those graphs, that’s possible, too. When creating a new dashboard, you can choose from predefined or existing layouts. The latter are dashboards saved into Circonus from other accounts. Dashboards can be set to private or shared with others in the account.
Circonus provides widgets corresponding to the type of information you want your dashboard to contain: graph, chart, gauge, text, cluster, HTML, list, alerts, status, and beacon. You can drag and drop them onto the main pane.
Circonus graphs are your windows into the status of your IT operations, as they visually represent the metrics that matter to your organization. When an issue or irregularity comes up, look at the graphs in your dashboard to understand what’s going on. Events can be seen in the same view as the actual data, and filters, such as analytic overlays, can be applied with just a few clicks to uncover an issue’s root cause. Timelines can be narrowed down to connect an issue with its impact on the business.
The software lets you create graphs from different data sources, from completely different monitoring systems and from across the business. You can even combine various check types on the same graph. Circonus does the math on the raw data collected, so it can provide data such as the amount of disk space left on a server or the rate at which a disk is filling up, among others. When creating graphs, data checks should have already been configured to select them from a list.
Because staying on top of your organization’s hardware and software performance is a must to consistently meet end-user demand, Circonus lets you create real-time alerts to notify you of any anomaly in your IT stack. Alerts are based on the thresholds and severities you specify, and once set up, contact groups can be added. Notifications are sent through SMS, email, apps like PagerDuty, VictorOps, and Jabber, or Internet Relay Chat.
Because of the calculations automatically made by the system, Circonus users can set up alerts on the rate of change to metrics, e.g., how quickly a queue is filling up or emptying, which is predictive and can be more meaningful than just threshold, value-based alerting.
Rulesets are added to your monitoring checks, and when certain thresholds are reached or configured rules are breached, alerts are triggered. Existing rulesets can be modified as necessary. Circonus also keeps track of alert histories.
Capacity planning and utilization is all about balance. You want to have enough capacity to keep your operations running smoothly while not wasting money on excess resources. To accurately forecast and plan for capacity usage, visualizing the complete picture is a necessity. With Circonus, this can be done through real-time data coupled with historical information, both of which you can access on demand via a unified data platform.
Circonus stores actual – never averaged or rounded up – historical data for years. If you want to plan capacity for Thanksgiving weekend, for example, you have solid data going back years to base your decisions on. Also, its predictive analytics engine automatically adjusts projections based on your organization’s actual capacity usage.
When IT professionals have the requisite amount of relevant data at their disposal, they’re able to make better, more informed decisions. As your data grows and becomes more complex, you become better at predicting capacity usage, end-user issues, network anomalies, application problems, and customer behaviors, allowing you to immediately and effectively put mitigating actions in place – provided you have the right monitoring and analytics tools.
Circonus’ highly scalable architecture is built to accommodate data from several different sources, all at the same time. It can store data for years, and the smart tools built into it, for example, graphs, dashboards, gauges, analytics overlays, anomaly detection, and others, allow you to filter through the massive data collected and create custom views that reflect just enough information to help you make intelligent decisions.
Aside from a RESTful API that lets you adjust your alerts and monitors as your operations become bigger and more complex, Circonus has ready-made integrations with apps like New Relic, PagerDuty, OpsGenie, and HipChat.
Circonus employs a per-metric pricing strategy, starting at $0.05 per metric per month. There are no hosting or usage fees to worry about. For smaller operations and individuals, a limited version of is also available for free, for up to 500 metrics per month.
A free trial Circonus account is offered, and demos can likewise be requested from the sales team.