Susan Perschke

Perschke is a web and database developer with 15+ years of industry experience. You can reach her at susan@arcseven.com.

Review: 4 [free] open-source network monitoring tools

Zabbix delivers effective, no-frills network monitoring

Zabbix delivers effective, no-frills network monitoring

Open-source Zabbix monitoring software has the granularity enterprises need but requires a lot of manual configuration and has some limits on exportable reports.

Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve

Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve

Nagios Core is open source, free and has good documentation, but it could use a streamlined install process, updated Web interface, and better configuration options.

Review: Icinga enterprise-grade, open-source network monitoring that scales

Review: Icinga enterprise-grade, open-source network monitoring that scales

Icinga's management software is well-documented, easy to install and has plenty of plug-ins, but could benefit from an easier install

Review: Observium open-source network monitoring won’t run on Windows but has a great user interface, price

Review: Observium open-source network monitoring won’t run on Windows but has a great user interface, price

Observium’s network monitoring software is mature platform with good documentation, but won’t export data from its Web interface.

How to test wireless M2M IoT devices for network readiness

How to test wireless M2M IoT devices for network readiness

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a significant and growing subset of the larger Internet of Things (IoT) movement, so you have to ask, “Is my network ready for machine-to-machine (M2M) devices?” IoT can include vehicles...

How to test RFID IoT devices for enterprise deployment

How to test RFID IoT devices for enterprise deployment

RFID devices can be useful internet of things endpoints, but they should be checked for security and compatibility before deployment

Review: Considering Oracle Linux is a no-brainer if you’re an Oracle shop

Review: Considering Oracle Linux is a no-brainer if you’re an Oracle shop

Oracle Linux is integrated with other Oracle products for a compatible Linux stack including applications, database, management, more.

Review: RHEL 7.4 cloud-friendly, but pricey management tools

Review: RHEL 7.4 cloud-friendly, but pricey management tools

Red Hat Enterprise Linux server has a lot going for it if you've got the budget for ongoing management costs.

Review: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 scales well, supports 3rd-party virtualization

Review: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 scales well, supports 3rd-party virtualization

SUSE Linux server has been developed with an eye toward running mission-critical enterprise apps.

5 top Linux server distros for enterprises

5 top Linux server distros for enterprises

What you need to know to choose among Ubuntu LTS, Oracle Linux, Fedora Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Server

Review: Ubuntu LTS 16.04.02 has a long shelf life

Review: Ubuntu LTS 16.04.02 has a long shelf life

Ubuntu server is available in a range of options to fit organizations of different sizes.

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