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Monitoring On-Premise Meraki with MetricFire

Gain Visibility into your On-Premise Meraki Environment

To integrate On-Premise Meraki with MetricFire, please sign up for a free 14 day trial. We want to fully understand your requirements and monitoring goals, so we can advise you on how to obtain better visibility into your infrastructure. Please book a demo with us so we can show you how quick and easy it is to get meaningful data into your MetricFire account, and use that data to build custom dashboards and alerts.



In today's fast-paced digital landscape, network administrators and IT teams face the critical task of managing and monitoring their network infrastructure efficiently. A key component of this endeavor involves leveraging comprehensive monitoring and analysis tools to ensure network reliability, security, and optimal performance. One such powerful combination is the integration between MetricFire and on-premises Meraki network equipment.

 

MetricFire is a leading cloud monitoring and observability platform designed to provide insights into various aspects of an organization's infrastructure. By collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data from different sources, MetricFire empowers IT teams to make informed decisions and address potential issues before they escalate.

Meraki, on the other hand, is a renowned provider of cloud-managed IT solutions, including networking, security, and application performance. Their portfolio encompasses a range of networking devices such as routers, switches, access points, and security appliances. These devices are widely used in on-premises environments to establish and manage robust network architectures.

 

The integration of MetricFire with on-premises Meraki equipment brings a multitude of advantages that bolster network management and monitoring capabilities:

  • MetricFire gathers data from Meraki devices and provides a holistic view of network performance, bandwidth utilization, device health, and more. This visibility enables administrators to detect anomalies, pinpoint bottlenecks, and optimize network resources effectively.

  • MetricFire delivers real-time insights into the status and behavior of Meraki devices. With instant alerts and notifications, IT teams can proactively address issues, minimizing downtime and ensuring a seamless user experience.

  • MetricFire enables the creation of customized dashboards tailored to the organization's specific needs. This feature facilitates the display of relevant metrics and KPIs, simplifying data interpretation and facilitating data-driven decision-making.

  • By correlating data from Meraki devices with other relevant metrics, MetricFire helps IT teams uncover hidden patterns and trends. This analysis aids in capacity planning, performance optimization, and strategic infrastructure upgrades.

  • Leveraging historical data and machine learning capabilities, MetricFire can offer predictive insights into potential network issues. This empowers administrators to take proactive measures to prevent disruptions and downtime.

  • Through the integration, MetricFire can monitor and analyze security-related metrics from Meraki devices. This helps in identifying and mitigating security threats promptly.

  • As organizations grow and their network infrastructure expands, MetricFire's scalability ensures that monitoring and analysis remain reliable and efficient even in complex environments.

 

The process of integrating MetricFire with on-premises Meraki equipment typically involves the following steps:

  • MetricFire connects to Meraki devices using APIs or other integration methods to collect relevant metrics and data points.

  • The collected data is then analyzed, correlated, and visualized on MetricFire's dashboards, providing actionable insights to IT teams.

  • Administrators can set up alerts and notifications based on predefined thresholds, ensuring timely responses to critical events.

  • IT teams can create custom dashboards and reports to display the specific metrics and KPIs that align with their monitoring requirements.

  • MetricFire's machine-learning capabilities can be harnessed to predict potential issues based on historical data and trends.

 

The integration between MetricFire and on-premises Meraki equipment offers a robust solution for organizations aiming to enhance their network monitoring and management capabilities. By combining the strengths of both platforms, IT teams can achieve greater visibility, increased efficiency, and improved overall network performance. Whether it's proactively addressing issues or optimizing resources, this integration empowers administrators to stay ahead in the dynamic world of IT infrastructure.

What is MetricFire?

MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source tools. We will aggregate and store your data as time series metrics, which can be used to build custom dashboards and alerts. MetricFire takes away the burden of self-hosting your own monitoring solution, allowing you more time and freedom to work on your most important tasks.

 

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MetricFire offers a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of open-source Graphite and Grafana. MetricFire handles the aggregation, storage, and backups of your data, and offers alerting, team features, and API's for easy management of your monitoring environment. You can send server metrics using one of our agents, custom metrics from within your application code, and integration metrics from a variety of popular 3rd party services that we integrate with like Heroku, AWS, Azure, GCP, and many more!

         

Our Hosted Graphite product has improved upon standard Graphite to add data dimensionality, optimized storage, and offers additional tools and features that provide customers with a robust and well-rounded monitoring solution.

       

Benefits of Using MetricFire:

  • Simple, low-cost pricing
    A structured pricing model based on total unique time series metrics allows you to work within your budget. The predictability and transparent pricing allows you to keep your costs in check and plan for the future. 1 metric is 1 metric regardless of the source, or requests sent to and from the metric namespace.
  • Easy-to-use dashboards
    Our Hosted Dashboards provide endless options for customizing your visualizations, and allow you to share dashboards with clients.
  • Responsive alerting
    Receive alert notifications quickly through Email, PagerDuty, Slack, Microsoft Teams, OpsGenie, and custom webhooks.
  • Freedom of customization
    Send custom application metrics through your code. Our Language Guide can help you update your codebase to send event metrics via socket connections.
  • Fantastic customer support
    Fast and friendly support is provided by engineers, for engineers, to get you set up quickly. Start a conversation with us through the chat bubble below!
  • Enterprise-ready
    Dedicated clusters for users that need their own environment with custom parameters. Please reach out to us for more information.
      
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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Vendor lock-in's not our thing. We’re believers in you still owning your data, so you can request a full export at any time. That means you get all the benefits of an open-source tool, but with the security and stability of a SaaS tool.

“We now have over ten times the amount of metrics we started with, and on different accounts. One of the great things about MetricFire is that scaling to support this increase has been hassle-free, requiring no additional work on our side.”

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Save valuable engineering time and stick within your budget. We're known for our predictable and transparent pricing so it's easy to keeps costs under control.

“Building and managing an on-premise installation at this scale would require a lot of engineer time, especially in the first year...we use this engineering time to work on initiatives closer to our core business”

Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com

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Transparency is at the root of how we operate: from pricing to postmortems we're open about how we do things. We even publish our internal system metrics to our public status page.

“There’s complete transparency with everything MetricFire do which means we can accurately predict what we’ll be spending and comfortably keep within our budget.”

Itai Yaffe, Big Data Developer, Nielsen

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"Every time I have a question, I get an answer from support after just a couple of hours. Their technical knowledge is excellent.”

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