2013: Year in Review for RealOpInsight

2013 was an amazing year in open source IT monitoring and RealOpInsight. It’s time to make a review of the path covered so far, while providing an overview of the roadmap for the next months.

We can’t start this review without mentioning our pride to have initiated this software there are more than 3 years now. By its originality and its focus on business, RealOpInsight is being deeply changing the way of monitoring with Nagios, Zabbix, Zenoss, Icinga, Shinken, Zenoss, Centreon, Shinken, etc.

After a phase of huge improvements, in 2013, the development of RealOpInsight was marked by the introduction of the supports for Zabbix, Zenoss and Livestatus. This latter significantly improved the performances and the scalability of RealOpInsight with Nagios-based monitoring systems.

There were also a lot of bug fixes, and the introduction of binary packages that cover more than 20 versions of operating systems now. In parallel, the number of downloads, users, and contributors has grew very significantly; we passed from an average of 200 downloads a month, to more than 1000 downloads a month.

2013 was also marked by other important events. First of all, RealOpInsight has been introduced in the Zabbix third party tools page. Additionally, we attended at numerous open source and/or IT monitoring conferences and events: HumanTalks in France, Free Software Meeting in Belgium, and Nagios North America World Conference in USA (Minnesota). That was opportunities to share our experience and get feedbacks from the attendees. The feedbacks are very encouraging and motivating for us and the project.

We’d like to note that this would have been not possible without you, RealOpInsight’s users and contributors. So, we want to give a huge THANKS! to all our users, and contributors. A special thanks to Richard Gate, for its great contribution in testing on OS X, and to Haikel Guemar, for its permanent advices

2014 is another year, another year for new challenges. A lot of radical improvements is expected. Of course, we still count on you, RealOpInsight’s users and contributors. You’re welcome to, at your option, test the software and report bugs, fix bugs, improve the documentation, make a review or blog about the software, donate, or just to send us an encouraging message.

Before ending this blog, we’d also like to take this opportunity to wish you health and success in 2014 !.

On behalf of NGRT4N Project.