Consulting — The Need for Professional Services
Commercial software network management products often come with the need for extensive professional services for deployment. Sometimes the deployment can cost five to ten times the cost of the software itself and can take a year or more to complete.
OpenNMS is different. It is free software so there are no licenses to buy, and because it was designed to be a flexible tool, deployments can take much less time than with closed-source alternatives. In fact, OpenNMS can be installed and running in less than an hour, with training and customization taking less than a week or two. OpenNMS is a powerful platform that makes networks work.
At the OpenNMS Group, our consultants are not only experts with OpenNMS, but they are also experienced and often certified on the commercial options. This experience will allow you to avoid possible pitfalls in implementing a management solution and can be useful when migrating from an existing management system.
Turnkey Network Management
Green is good. Green means go. In network management green indicates that everything is normal. The most popular services project from the OpenNMS Group is the Greenlight. This is a week or two of services performed on-site to get OpenNMS installed, configured and to train you on how to use it. It includes a year of support so that you have someone to rely on after the project in case you have questions or issues.
If you are not quite sure you want to pursue OpenNMS but think it is worth exploring, there is also a Getting to Know You project. This is a short on-site visit to install the software and discuss your management needs, with no obligation afterward. You can see for yourself if OpenNMS is the right fit for your organization.
An upgrade professional services engagement is also available. Called Tune My OpenNMS, this is a three-day on-site engagement to get your system to the latest stable version, to vet how you are using the tool, and to train you on the latest features.
|Getting to Know You||2 days||No|
|Tune My OpenNMS||3 days||No|
|Greenlight||5 days||Yes, Standard Support|
|Greenlight Plus||10 days||Yes, Standard Support|
|24×7 Greenlight||10 days||Yes, 24×7 Support|
What Our Clients Say
We are an ISP. Our network is what we actually sell, and that’s why we must have top performance from our network management system. We didn’t get top performance with our old system, but we do with OpenNMS. - Michael Micheletti, Manager of Engineering, TowerstreamRead More
In six hours, we had OpenNMS running with all the functionality that it had taken us three years to develop with Openview NNM. This was a rude but happy awakening. - Dale Meyerhoffer, Senior Network Analyst, Hershey Medical CenterRead More
I was the only IT person at the office, but with OpenNMS, it was easy to keep track of everything on the network, including our snow and ice-covered traffic light system. If there had been a problem, OpenNMS would have let me know. - John Jennery, City of Grapevine, TexasRead More