Borås Stad utilizes op5 Monitor for the monitoring of the internal network, which includes schools and the administrative network. At the present time, approximately 1300 services and 370 hosts, of which 110 are servers, are being monitored.
The servers are internally positioned with Borås Stad which creates a hosting type of operation, where administrations, municipalities, companies and others become customers.
“The system provides us with an indication that something is about to occur. We can prepare us better and we are aware of the problem before the customers call. It feels more professional”, said Peter Bjernhagen, network technician with responsibility for the monitoring of the internal IT network.
“It has been important for Borås Stad to get a complete monitoring system for a reasonable price. op5 Monitor is a large enough system which meets the expectations that we have.”, said Peter Bjernhagen, Borås Stad.
“The Support department is immediately informed about the problem and they are also able to see if a confirmation comes in, which indicates that the problem has been solved.”
“This has alleviated us from having to purchase a huge framework and everything which that implies. The large management systems can cost several millions”
Borås Municipality (Borås kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Borås. In 1971 the City of Borås was made a municipality (kommun) when the unitary type of local government unit was introduced in Sweden. Three years later a lot of surrounding municipalities were amalgamated with Borås. In 1995 the western part was split off, creating Bollebygd Municipality. In the 1990s the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige) decided to use the name Borås stad or City of Borås whenever possible, for the whole municipality, including rural areas.