This short paper from Entuity ( compares the functionality and total cost of ownership of “Legacy” and “Freeware / Donationware” network management systems with all-in-one systems.

The article argues that legacy network management solutions are too expensive and complex, which makes them difficult to use and slow to adapt to changes. Lower-end tools aren’t the answer either as they are hard to scale, lack agility and long-term support and availability may be compromised.

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