VoIP systems are known as some of the most high-maintenance systems in networking. VoIP phone systems have minimal tolerance for poor performance. Even just a slight latency and packet loss can have a devastating audio quality impact. The only way to make sure your network can support VoIP systems is by using VoIP monitoring tools.

 

Why are VoIP monitoring tools so important?

With the help of such tools, you can measure the quality of connection within your network and make sure your users aren’t experiencing choppy audio. More importantly, a VoIP monitoring tool will let you find out how much latency and packet loss are present on your network.

Below we are going to have a look at some of the VoIP monitoring solutions to integrate SIP3 with.

 

Out-of-the-box, recommended for on-premise integrations.

Prometheus [FREE] 

Prometheus is an in-memory dimensional time-series database with a simple built-in UI, a custom query language, and math operations. It is designed to operate on a pull model, scraping metrics from application instances periodically based on service discovery. The solution is 100% open-source and community-driven.

Influx [FREE + PAID VERSION FOR ENTERPRISES] 

InfluxDB is a programmable and performant time series database, with a common API across OSS, cloud and enterprise offerings. The InfluxData suite of tools supports real-time stream processing and storage of time-series data. It supports downsampling, automatically expiring and deleting unwanted data, as well as backup and restore. The analysis of data is done via a SQL-like query language.

Elastic [FREE TRIAL]

 Elasticsearch is an open source search and analytics platform. Metrics stored in Elasticsearch can be visualized in Kibana.

New Relic [PAID]

New Relic provides real-time insights to enterprises via a handy UI and NRQL query language.  SIP3 utilizes the New Relic Insights push model to send data to the platform.

 

Out-of-the-box, recommended for cloud integrations:

Amazon Cloud Search [FREE TRIAL]

Amazon CloudSearch is a scalable cloud-based search service that forms part of Amazon Web Services (AWS). CloudSearch is typically used to integrate customized search capabilities into other applications. 

Datadog [FREE TRIAL]

 Datadog is a dimensional time-series SaaS with built-in dashboarding and alerting. SIP3  supports shipping metrics to Datadog directly via its API or through Dogstatsd via the StatsD registry.

 

Custom on-demand  integrations:

Zabbix [FREE]

Zabbix is an open-source monitoring software tool for diverse IT components, including networks, servers, virtual machines and cloud services. Zabbix provides monitoring metrics, among other network utilization like CPU load and disk space consumption.

Nagios [FREE]

Nagios, also known as Nagios Core, is a free and open source computer-software application that monitors systems, networks and infrastructure. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and services.

 

Other popular VoIP monitoring solutions are:

Graphite [FREE]

One of the most popular current hierarchical metrics systems backed by a fixed-size database, similar in design and purpose to RRD. It originally designed at Orbitz in 2006 and was later open-sourced.

SignalFx [FREE TRIAL]

SignalFx is a dimensional monitoring system SaaS with a full UI operating on a push model. It has a rich set of alert “detectors”.

 

Choosing the right monitoring solution for your business

If you have decided to go for a VoIP monitoring solution that provides you with full network visibility and observability but you do not know from where to start – just contact us and share your business use case.

Our team will help you evaluate options with your specific business needs in mind.

 

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