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Monitis Command-Line Tools Creates New Opportunities for IT Administrators

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San Jose 22 July, 2009 Monitis Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-class systems management software as a service, launches a command line interface for its premiere on-demand cloud-based monitoring platform. Command-line tools will make the job of IT systems administrators automated and productive.

Utilizing the command line is the quickest, simplest, and most efficient way to get a job done.  While many computer users have become dependent on graphics-based programs, the most skilled and accomplished computer users know that the command line (i.e., terminal) is still the best tool for getting the job done.  With a few key tools and computer skills any computer user can take advantage of the benefits of using the command line with the help of Monitis.  Monitis’ Command Line Tools (Monitis CLT) running from the Linux/UNIX or Windows command line allows the user to easily run most Monitis tasks and functions through use of the Monitis API in place of a web interface.

A CLI or command-line interface gives users the ability to interact with a computer’s operating system or software by typing simple commands.  Experienced users, programmers, network and system administrators, and those in scientific fields most often make use of CLI, although those with visual impairments also find the type-based nature of CLI useful.  CLI offers two distinct advantages to users overall:  the ability to script a set of commands to perform tasks or executables and the ability to work faster with fewer commands than a GUI user.

Although Monitis CLT is still in an early version, there are still many services available to users, ranging from a list of monitoring locations, a list of added monitors, performance monitoring results, and top issues in overall tests. They can also build their own workflows using shell scripts. The output can be saved as a plain text file or as comma separated values (CSV). The files can be later opened in Excel or Word for performance or failure root cause analysis. In the future, Monitis will support all the functions available in the web version.

The benefits of Monitis command line tools are amazing.  Whether you are an IT developer or administrator, you will enjoy a number of convenient features.  Easy integration with our enterprise software, automated management duties, use of Excel or Word to review performance data, fast and convenient terminal interface access (especially convenient for Linux/Unix administrators), and the ability to make custom enhancements to Monitis functions, are all part of the experience.  Users can use the web application interface or Monitis portal to download the tools.  Monitis command line tools go beyond the existing Monitis iGoogle widgets and Firefox plug-in.  IT professionals will find innovative ways to manage data on how well the system is functioning.


About Monitis Performance Monitor

Monitis Performance Monitor is an industry leading comprehensive, affordable, scalable, fault and performance management platform.  Monitis Performance Monitor monitors, collects and analyzes information from websites, servers, routers, switches, VoIP devices, DNS, databases, processes and any other IP devices providing users with a comprehensive view of their system health.  Open sourced Monitis plug-in with powerful API’s allow users to extend Monitis powerful monitoring and management capabilities.  Users can be assured of always on reliable service as Monitis Performance Monitor is deployed across the world providing resilient service.
About Monitis
Monitis is a leading provider of affordable performance monitoring and management solution. More than 50,000 customers spanning small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and education institutions have chosen Monitis to reduce system downtime, improve IT administrator productivity, and reduce operational expenditure.  Monitis is radically changing system monitoring and management landscape by providing easy to use, affordable, flexible (deployment configurations include: shared, internal cloud and external cloud), and simple to manage SaaS performance monitoring and management solution. For more information, please visit http://www.monitis.com

Hovhannes Avoyan

About Hovhannes Avoyan

Monitis CEO – Hovhannes is an international entrepreneur with a recognized and respected reputation in the high tech industry. His technical expertise, combined with his drive to build the best business/product, has positioned him as a visionary international extension of Silicon Valley.