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4 responses to “Tivoli Live – Monitoring as SaaS – Quick Analysis”

  1. Mike Malloy

    Michael
    Its interesting and encouraging that IBM is getting into the SaaS IT Management space. At New Relic we have successfully been providing application performance management as a service for nearly two years to companies of all sizes. This week we will add our 3,000th customer. The entry of IBM serves to validate SaaS as an alternative buying model. However it looks like they are deploying the same costly, traditional, and technically obsolete enterprise IT tools they usually sell on-premise, instead of new tools designed for use with today’s modern virtualized applications. Nonetheless, we are pleased that IBM has come to the party.

  2. Brian de Haaff

    It looks like Mike Malloy beat me to it, but it’s worthwhile to point out that services like New Relic and Paglo have been available for some time and were started as pure-play SaaS companies. It’s terrific to see that IBM is coming to terms with the disruption of IT Management SaaS and has even announced their pricing. However, it must be shocking for mid-market companies to see what it costs. Customers would be well served to take a look at services like Paglo (starting at $100 per month) and New Relic if they are serious about IT Management SaaS.

    Regards,
    Brian de Haaff
    Paglo, CEO

  3. Girish Mathrubootham

    @Cote,
    Thanks for the mention. I agree with Brian on the IBM pricing. Seriously, I would like to meet the SMB customer who is willing to pay $264 K every year to monitor 500 devices 🙂 This is probably what a 10 year subscription to ManageEngine OnDemand for 500 devices would cost.

    Girish Mathrubootham
    VP – Product Management
    ManageEngine

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