Rockefeller University monitors its research IT infrastructure with Checkmk
High performance is essential
Rockefeller University is one of the leading institutes in the field of biochemical research. Since its foundation in 1901 a total of 26 Nobel Prize winners have attended the institution. To be able to continue conducting science at such a high level of innovation, the functioning of the IT infrastructure is one of the top priorities.
Monitoring is crucial for Rockefeller University. The university previously used Nagios, but the solution generated too many false alerts, took a lot of effort to maintain and did not provide the desired visibility. The IT team found the Checkmk Raw Edition as an alternative to replace Nagios.
More transparency and efficient communication
The biggest advantage with Checkmk, however, is the improved visibility and transparency in the monitoring. Each department can adjust the monitoring of their hosts to their needs. At the same time, every user can have read-only access to the complete Checkmk environment and can see all hosts.
Checkmk eases the burden on the IT team, which now requires less time for managing the monitoring. The notifications are precise and let the right people know where and when they have to take action. With Checkmk the IT team is also able to collect and store real-time data, which enables them to act proactively. Most issues and anomalies can be detected before they impact the performance of the IT infrastructure.