Sourceforge recently spoke with Nagios product development manager Bryan Heden and lead developer Jake Omann about the importance of network monitoring in a world where many industries are increasingly driven by technology.

Due to the differences in technology needs across different ventures, the importance of flexibility was a highly emphasized point in their conversation. “An amazing network monitoring solution will also be highly extensible and offer customization. In the end, no network is the same as any other, and there are massive differences in organizations”, says Heden. A flexible monitoring strategy would allow for successful implementation across diverse infrastructures now, and in the future.

Other key talking points included the need to prioritize visibility and accountability in the way networks are managed, along with their thoughts on the ways open source and machine learning are changing the network monitoring industry. You can the read the rest of the article on Sourceforge here!