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A virtual machine is the process of creating a computer within a computer. It is a virtualization or emulation of a computer system. A virtual machine has its own CPU, memory, network interface, and storage. This is created on a physical hardware system, and is located in a different location. This can be off-premise, or on-premise. As VM’s provide functionality of a physical computer, they are often implemented with specialized hardware, software, or a combination of the two. These physical machines are known as “hosts”. Hosts use a hypervisor which is used to relocate compute resources (like CPU and memory) between “guest” machines/computers.
These Virtual Machines allow for multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on the same computer. There are 2 common types of virtual machines, System virtual machines (also known as full virtualization VMs), and Process virtual machines. The former provides a substitute for a real machine/computer, while the later are able to execute computer programs in a platform-independent environment.
Cisco Systems is a global US enterprise established in the mid-80’s. Cisco is an IT products and services provider in five major technology areas. These areas are Networking, Security, Collaboration, Data Center, and the Internet of Things. About 85 percent of Internet traffic travel across Cisco's systems.
Cisco develops, manufactures and sells many products ranging from networking hardware, software, and telecommunications equipment. They also offer other high-technology services and products within this space. Cisco is one of the leading B2B networking and telecom companies in the world, offering products and services to businesses of all sizes.
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MetricFire is a full-scale platform that offers infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source monitoring tools. The platform allows you to use either Prometheus- or Graphite-as-a-Service and have your metrics displayed on aesthetically-pleasing Grafana dashboards.
MetricFire offers its users a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, which is made up of three of the most popular open-source monitoring software services: Prometheus, Graphite, and Grafana. As well, plugins for a number of 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, we also do application monitoring and business intelligence.
Through this hosted environment, MetricFire works to boost the unique features of the open source projects to give you more functionality than the original products. Below are some of the MetricFire features at a glance:
Cloud and on Premise Monitoring
Whether to use Prometheus or Graphite is a great question. We’ve looked deeper into this decision in our blog article, Prometheus or Graphite. While Prometheus is a newer software that has a multidimensional data structure, Graphite is robust and sufficient. 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:
No vendor lock-ins
MetricFire allows you to request for a full export at any time, because you will always own the data you input. You get all the benefits of an open-source tool with the stability and security of a SaaS tool.
A structured pricing model allows you to save time and work within your budget. The predictability and transparent pricing allows you to keep your costs in check and plan for the future.
MetricFire works transparently on all aspects of their operations of SaaS system monitoring. You can see their own internal system metrics at their public status page.
Technical support is provided by engineers for engineers, so you can expect detailed and relevant answers to your queries.
Why thousands of engineers choose us:
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.
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