I had a chance to chat with Raj Sabhlok, President of Zoho Corp regarding the ManageEngine product.
Part of Zoho Corp’s intellectual property is WebNMS and is the founding company of Zoho in 1996.
What became clear as to why Zoho can do 90% of the features with 10% of the price is the company takes a different approach than many other management tools. A greener approach. How? They write less code with as much as possible management monitoring done agentless. Less agents mean less code to run on the servers which uses less energy. Which also supports their lower price point.
If you are looking for a management software company that is greener, it is worth considering that you want a solution with as much agentless monitoring. Raj says they can run 90% of their monitoring agentless.
This approach reminds me of JouleX which is started by a bunch of people who had networking expertise.
Here is a ManageEngine Dashboard for measusring the Desktop use which then corresponds to the amount of time on vs. off.
and here is a screen shot for asset management.