Zabbix users can now access metrics and client-side analysis from Bridge Technologies to help identify patterns and optimise media services performance within a broader IT infrastructure.

Bridge Zabbix Integration

Bridge Technologies has completed a successful integration with Zabbix, a robust, scalable IT monitoring system that is available free to users. This integration now allows Zabbix users the means to access the data output from Bridge Technologies’ monitoring probes, while working inside the familiar Zabbix platform.

Zabbix is an open-source, enterprise level monitoring tool that gives an overview of IT infrastructure stacks, ranging from servers, virtual machines and network devices to applications and container and cloud infrastructures. Following the integration with Bridge Technologies, Zabbix users can access further metrics about the performance and quality of media services within the context of the overall IT infrastructure, and gain useful client-side analysis that can be correlated with the analyses generated by Zabbix’s own stack monitoring.

Comprehensive IT Analytics for Media Services

Together, they result in deeper, more comprehensive analytics that improves fault diagnosis, and presents historical and trend analysis that can help identify patterns and optimise the performance of media services within the broader IT infrastructure.

The integration also makes sure that existing Zabbix users are able to access this supplementary data through the familiar Zabbix platform, giving stakeholders a unified view of system performance, and maintaining efficiency and operational coherence.

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Users who are interested in accessing the Bridge user interface, which includes the company’s MediaWindow display that visualises MPEG-over-IP traffic performance in a single composite graph, can still do so. Instead of closely guarding API access, Bridge has expanded its probes’ code to allow unlimited access to API developers, allowing data to be shared to as many APIs as desired, in parallel with Bridge’s standard UI.

IT Infrastructure Tracking in Real-Time

By developing relevant drivers that use Bridge’s base, Zabbix have taken advantage of this potential to increase the value of their software in the field of IT-based monitoring. Chairman for Bridge Technologies Simen Frostad said, “We hugely admire the work that Zabbix are doing in the field of IT, developing a remarkably effective tool that tracks the performance and availability of IT infrastructure components in real-time.

“We believe that through this integration, businesses will be better able to proactively identify and resolve issues before they impact operations, optimising performance and reliability across their systems.” Whereas data from switches and routers can be correlated with data from the content-aware Bridge probes, the integration is especially valuable for real-time transmission purposes.”