A cloud-enabled, simple solution to extend the reach of the OpenNMS monitoring system
Raleigh, NC – November 30, 2021 — The OpenNMS Group, Inc., a NantHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: NH) subsidiary, today released its first OpenNMS Minion Appliance, which simplifies the deployment of OpenNMS Minion, the distributed monitoring component of OpenNMS. The appliance lets organizations quickly, reliably, and securely deploy Minions, extending the reach of the core monitoring system to remote or adjacent private networks.
A cloud-enabled service, accessible in the newly released OpenNMS Portal, allows users to easily configure and quickly diagnose their appliances and embedded Minion technology. The Appliance Service also supports the appliances by providing automated system and application updates.
“Our team has done a phenomenal job creating an appliance that takes us one step further along a roadmap that supports our corporate vision of a “world where monitoring just happens,” says David Hustace, CEO of OpenNMS.
“These appliances are crucial to address new requirements as corporate networks trend toward extreme growth at the edge. This reliable and secure network appliance, backed by a unique cloud service built using Azure IoT and Canonical’s Ubuntu Core, supports on-premise OpenNMS deployments today and a migration to an OpenNMS cloud solution in the future.”
The next step in the evolution of distributed monitoring
As enterprises continue to shift toward remote work and cloud solutions, visibility across their increasingly distributed environments creates a challenge many network monitoring platforms struggle to address. Since 2016, the OpenNMS Minion application has met this challenge, having been deployed in some of the largest and most complex distributed networks. Minion Appliances make Minion technology more sustainable, allowing valuable IT resources to focus on other operations.
Reliable and secure zero-touch distributed monitoring
The Minion Appliance encapsulates the OpenNMS Minion application into a secure distributed monitoring solution that is easy to deploy, configure, and maintain. Built on the reliability of an open-source, stateless, scalable application architecture, it offers the following:
- Easy deployment. The Appliance Service makes it easy to deploy hundreds or even thousands of Minions in a distributed network. When an appliance is initially deployed and connected to the network, users can quickly update and configure it from the OpenNMS Portal. Like all OpenNMS solutions, the Appliance Service exposes REST API endpoints to enable integration with other business applications such as a CRM and CMDB.
- Easy diagnostics. The dashboards and status indicators in the OpenNMS Portal clearly display appliance status information and insights. Identify faults and troubleshoot Minion Appliance performance with easily navigable diagnostic tooling available in the portal.
- Easy updates. Minion Appliances automatically request an update when they detect that the core OpenNMS has been updated to a new version. Regular updates for bug fixes and security issues can also be updated on a customizable schedule.
Based in Morrisville, NC, OpenNMS provides a highly reliable, scalable and comprehensive fault, performance and traffic monitoring solution that easily integrates with business applications and workflows to monitor and visualize everything in a network. The OpenNMS platform monitors some of the largest networks in existence, covering the healthcare, technology, finance, government, education, retail and industrial sectors, many with tens of thousands of networked devices. OpenNMS customers include three of the top 5 companies on the Fortune 100, as well as multiple large and multi-state health providers and one of the largest electronic medical record providers in the United States. For more information, visit https://www.opennms.com/.
About NantHealth, Inc.
NantHealth, a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, provides enterprise solutions that help businesses transform complex data into actionable insights. By offering efficient ways to move, interpret, and visualize complex and highly sensitive information, NantHealth enables customers in healthcare, life sciences, logistics, telecommunications and other industries to automate, understand and act on data while keeping it secure and scalable. NantHealth’s product portfolio comprises the latest technology in payer/provider collaboration platforms for real-time coverage decision support (Eviti and NaviNet), and data solutions that provide multi-data analysis, reporting and professional services offerings (Quadris). The OpenNMS Group, Inc., a NantHealth subsidiary, helps businesses monitor and manage network health and performance. For more information, visit nanthealth.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, and subscribe to our blog.
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