Monitoring Datto Switches with MetricFire

Monitoring Datto Switches with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Datto Switches and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Datto Switches and MetricFire, and see how that benefits your monitoring system.

What is MetricFire?

MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source monitoring tools. We enable you to use Hosted Graphite and aesthetic custom dashboards to visualize your metrics so you can understand what is happening.



MetricFire offers users a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of popular open-source monitoring software services: Graphite and popular dashboards. Plugins for many other open-source projects are preconfigured, such as StatsD, collectd, and Kubernetes. You get all these within a hosted environment as a single product. Not only does MetricFire fit well into the infrastructure monitoring use-case, such as network monitoring and server monitoring, but we also do application monitoring and business intelligence.


Through this hosted environment, MetricFire boosts the unique features of open-source projects to give you more functionality than the original products. Below are some of the MetricFire features at a glance: 

  • Cloud Monitoring

  • Hosted Graphite

  • Dashboards

The key thing to remember is that Hosted Graphite by MetricFire is more than just Graphite. Our Hosted Graphite product actually adds data dimensionality and better data storage.


The benefits of MetricFire are:

  • Simple, low-cost pricing
    A structured pricing model based on unique time series metrics allows you to work within your budget. The predictability and transparent pricing allow you to keep your costs in check and plan for the future. 1 metric is 1 metric.

  • Easy-to-use dashboards
    Easily share your dashboards with clients for free.

  • Responsive alerting
    Alert notification integrations PagerDuty, Slack, email, and webhooks.

  • Freedom of customization
    Custom metrics through your code.

  • Fantastic customer support
    Highly available support is provided by engineers for engineers to get you set up quickly.

  • Enterprise-ready
    Dedicated clusters for users that need their own environment. 

What is Datto Switches?

MetricFire is a robust monitoring and observability platform that offers a wide range of solutions to help businesses monitor their infrastructure and applications effectively. One of the many integrations offered by MetricFire is with Datto switches, providing users with comprehensive insights into their network performance and enabling proactive monitoring and troubleshooting.


Datto switches are renowned for their reliability and performance, delivering high-quality networking solutions for businesses of all sizes. By integrating MetricFire with Datto switches, users gain access to advanced monitoring capabilities, allowing them to keep a close eye on their network infrastructure and identify potential issues before they impact operations.


The integration between MetricFire and Datto switches provides several key benefits:


  • Network Visibility: MetricFire collects and analyzes network data from Datto switches, giving users a comprehensive view of their network infrastructure. This includes metrics such as bandwidth utilization, packet loss, latency, and error rates. With this visibility, network administrators can identify bottlenecks, analyze network performance trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimize their network.


  • Real-Time Monitoring: MetricFire offers real-time monitoring capabilities, allowing users to continuously monitor the health and performance of their Datto switches. By setting up custom dashboards and alerts, administrators can stay informed about critical network metrics and receive notifications when anomalies or performance issues arise. This proactive approach helps minimize downtime and ensures a reliable network infrastructure.


  • Troubleshooting and Diagnostics: When issues occur within the network, MetricFire provides powerful diagnostic tools to help identify the root cause quickly. With detailed historical data and analytics, administrators can perform in-depth analysis, trace the flow of network traffic, and pinpoint problematic areas or devices. This information enables efficient troubleshooting, reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) and minimizing the impact on business operations.


  • Capacity Planning and Optimization: By leveraging the integration between MetricFire and Datto switches, organizations can gain valuable insights into their network's capacity and optimize resource allocation. Metrics such as network utilization and traffic patterns can be analyzed to identify potential bottlenecks or overutilized links. This information facilitates informed capacity planning decisions, ensuring optimal performance and scalability of the network infrastructure.


  • Historical Reporting and Analytics: MetricFire stores historical data collected from Datto switches, allowing users to generate comprehensive reports and perform in-depth analysis. This historical data provides valuable insights into long-term network trends, patterns, and performance metrics. Users can leverage this information for capacity planning, trend analysis, compliance audits, and other strategic decision-making processes.


Integrating MetricFire with Datto switches empowers businesses to monitor their network infrastructure comprehensively, optimize performance, and ensure smooth operations. With real-time monitoring, troubleshooting capabilities, and historical analysis, organizations can proactively identify and resolve network issues, leading to improved network reliability, increased productivity, and enhanced user experiences.

How to Integrate Datto Switches and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Datto Switches and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Datto Switches and MetricFire, and get Datto Switches interacting with your MetricFire dashboards in minutes.

The author for this testimonial, Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.
“As MetricFire scales effortlessly, we can push and store more metrics than we really need today but might need tomorrow. This increases our depth of understanding of the systems that we run and heads off any future problems.”
Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.

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