Open Source Enterprise MonitoringIcinga is a scalable and extensible monitoring system which checks the availability of your resources, notifies users of outages and provides extensive BI data.
Announcing Icinga Partners & Services
Maybe I’ll sound a bit too dramatic, but I am feeling really proud when I realize how far the Icinga project has come and what impact it made in the open source monitoring community.
6 years ago we started our journey and forked from Nagios. A software that we loved, but also experienced its technical limitations and general lack of vision. It was a tough call, but as people who lived and breathed in this technology space, we knew that it had to be done. Because Icinga was easy to implement and users experienced that it was constantly improved, they believed in its future. And so Icinga became a great success.
However in 2013 we were facing another difficult decision, because we realised that despite the significant improvements we had already made, we needed to go further in order to change #monitoringsucks back to #monitoringlove. So we decided to completely part with the old and restraining code base and to completely rewrite Icinga from scratch. But with great power comes great responsibility and the major challenge was to identify the elements of Icinga that needed to be changed and the ones that needed to be untouched, because the users loved them. The configuration style is one example where we decided to break up with our roots; but it had to be done in order to make Icinga ready for the future.
And you, our users are awesome and proved us right. We never expected that Icinga 2 would be adopted so fast and we were absolutely stunned to learn that many of you migrated to Icinga 2 before we had even released the first stable version. Today, at version 2.3.8 and the upcoming release of Icinga Web 2, everyone in the team works very hard in making Icinga a great foundation for the years to come and the best fully open source monitoring solution there is.