For users getting started with only a few servers
For users that need custom integrations, more data retention & support
For users that want to collect custom metrics with or without our agent
For users with more than 500 servers, or 200,000 custom metrics
An agent is software that’s installed on each server and allows Outlyer to collect metrics. It’s also responsible for running integrations.
A host is a physical server, virtual machine or device this is being monitored by the Outlyer agent.
We don’t charge extra for containers, we only charge for hosts, for which only 1 agent is required to monitor the host and all containers running on that host. You can have 100 containers on 1 host and we bill for the 1 host.
We have one price, regardless of instance size or type.
For pro plans, we bill based on the average number of agents connected per month. This means if you typically run 100 hosts, but autoscale to 200 for one day a month, you will only be billed for 100 hosts.
For analytics plans, we also bill based on the average number of metrics sent per minute. Again, if you burst up your metric usage for a few hours here and there, you typically won’t be charged any additional fees,
In each case, if you go over your limits we will always contact you to review your subscription before making any significant changes so there’s no suprises!
You will be billed for per metric pricing as in accordance with our Analytics plan.
No. Outlyer is only available as a SaaS solution because hosting, maintaining and running a monitoring and analytics service that can scale to millions of metrics is a full time job. Unless you're in the business of monitoring, you should seriously consider outsourcing your monitoring to someone else to avoid the significant overhead of time and resources you can spend when you start running monitoring at scale.
The Analytics plan can be purchased by itself if you want to go with metrics based pricing and collect metrics across your environment without deploying the Outlyer agent.
However it can also be combined with the Pro plan if you want to collect custom metrics in addition to running our agent integrations for a comprehensive monitoring solution you can view all your metrics across your infrastructure, applications and business all in one place.
Outlyer’s agent allows you to autodiscover remote devices and monitor them from a single agent. This is typically used to monitor devices that can’t install our agent such as network hardware devices and power supplies using SMTP.
Typically most users who require this are Enterprise customers, so please contact our sales team to discuss your needs and get custom pricing for remote devices.
Outlyer follows all industry best practices to secure your data in our service. For more information please read our security document here.