op5 Monitor, an important tool in Amnesty's work for human rights

Amnesty International in the Netherlands, has chosen the Swedish Network Monitoring tool op5 Monitor, for monitoring their IT infrastructure. Their IT support a wide variety of services like websites, wiki's, document management system, CRM systems, databases, webservices etc.

̶ We have been searching for affordable monitoring software for some time, says Ed van Velzen, IT Amnesty International.  With the growth of the number of servers and services however, it has become increasingly difficult to monitor all technical processes in the organization. In the past we have been looking at tools like LAN Desk and HP Open View to monitor our technical infrastructure. These tools however, are out of our reach in terms of complexity and pricing, says Ed van Velzen.

Amnesty has adopted the policy of using Open Source solutions whenever possible. In the light of this, they were running a small project of investigating Open Source alternatives for monitoring systems. They came across solutions like Nagios but also heard about op5 as a Nagios value-added implementation.

– We are now no longer surprised by server hard disk that have filled up and cause system failures. op5 Monitor gives us the ability to foresee problems before they happen. op5 has given us the ability to recognize trends in disk-, CPU- and network-usage and allow us to take precautionary measures that keep us out of trouble, Ed van Velzen concludes.

̶ We are very pleased to have Amnesty International as our customer. It is a big organization with special needs and of course a limited budget for IT infrastructure. We are happy to say that we meet the requirements about pricing, simplicity and proactivity, says Fredrik Åkerström, Sales Manager EMEA at op5.

About Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. They believe human rights abuses anywhere are the concern of people everywhere.
So, outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world, they work to improve people’s lives through campaigning and international solidarity. Their mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.
The members and supporters exert influence on governments, political bodies, companies and intergovern-mental groups.
Activists take up human rights issues by mobilizing public pressure through mass demonstrations, vigils and direct lobbying as well as online and offline campaigning.

About op5 AB
op5 AB is a world leading OSM – Open Source Management – company that delivers software based on open source for control of IT systems and networks. Its main products are op5 Monitor, op5 Statistics and op5 LogServer. The products are based on open source code that op5 further develops, packages, and sells as complete products and systems with services and support.
 op5 has a large selection of primarily European clients from different market segments for example AGA Linde Gas, The Swedish Customs Service (Tullverket) and other parastatals, several county councils, municipalities and municipal companies. op5 was founded in 2003. The company is based in Sweden with offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg. 


For additional information please contact:
Jan Josephson,
CEO, op5 AB

Cell phone: +46-707-25 09 00

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op5 offers server monitoring solutions that help IT gain control over their operations and deliver IT-services for better business. op5 monitors everything from small but business critical IT environments to the very largest organizations with distributed hardware, applications and services. op5 customers around the world appreciate fully supported solutions that are open and easy to get started with, yet flexible for future needs. For more information see www.op5.com. Follow op5 on Twitter: @op5ab


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