8 Cloud-based IT Management Tools

, June 18, 2013 With IT management becoming increasing more complex, administrators need all the help they can get. A growing number of IT tools are being delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), which promises fast deployment and lets customers pay only for the services they use. Here are 8 SaaS IT management tools that automate IT services, help troubleshoot problems, and provide visibility into the status of network devices and applications.
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Vendor: LogicMonitor

Cost: Starts at $20 per host with volume discounts; five host minimum

LogicMonitor is designed to give IT managers a consolidated view of their switches, routers, firewalls, servers, storage arrays and applications via a single Web portal. The service uses pre-defined alert thresholds to warn of data center issues, but admins can tune the thresholds to prevent being overwhelmed by false alarms. By entering a device hostname or IP address, LogicMonitor automatically starts monitoring the device, eliminating the need for IT staff to write scripts.

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