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July 13, 2024
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Bridge Technologies – a leading provider of broadcast and telecommunication monitoring technologies – today announces that it has successfully completed integration with Zabbix, a robust, scalable, and flexible IT monitoring solution that is offered free to users. The integration will now allow Zabbix users ways to access the unmatched depth and breadth of data provided for by Bridge Technologies’ monitoring probes, whilst still maintaining the familiarity of the Zabbix platform.

 

Zabbix is an open-source, enterprise level monitoring solution that offers an overview of IT infrastructure stacks: from servers, virtual machines and network devices to applications, container and cloud infrastructures. Integration with Bridge Technologies allows Zabbix users to access additional metrics on the performance and quality of media services within the context of the overall IT infrastructure, and gain important client-side analysis that can be correlated with that generated by Zabbix’s own stack monitoring. Together, they provide for deeper, more comprehensive analytics that facilitate improved fault diagnosis, and provide for historical and trend analysis that can help identify patterns and optimise the performance of media services within the broader IT infrastructure.

 

The integration also ensures that existing Zabbix users are able to access this valuable additional data through the familiarity of the Zabbix platform, providing stakeholders with a unified view of system performance, and ensuring that efficiency and operational coherency is maintained.

 

Of course, for users who do want to access Bridge’s intuitive and easy-to-use UI, which contains within it the patented MediaWindow™ display – an intuitive, highly visual display of MPEG over IP traffic performance in a single, composite graph – this is still possible. Bucking the traditional model in the industry, which closely guards API access, Bridge has expanded its probes’ EII to allow free and unlimited access to API developers, allowing for data to be shared to as many APIs as desired, in parallel with Bridge’s standard UI. Through the development of relevant drivers which use Bridge’s freely distributed base, Zabbix have taken advantage of this potential to significantly increase the value proposition they offer in the field of IT-based monitoring.

 

Speaking of the recent integration, Chairman for Bridge Technologies Simen Frostad said: “We hugely admire the work that Zabbix are doing in the field of IT, providing a remarkably powerful tool that tracks the performance and availability of IT infrastructure components in real-time. We believe that through this integration, businesses will be better able than ever to proactively identify and resolve issues before they impact operations, ensuring optimal performance and reliability across their systems”.

 

He continued: “The integration is highly valuable for real-time transmission purposes, whereas data from switches and routers can be correlated with data from the content-aware Bridge probes”.