Kinetic IT has been one of Australia’s leading ICT managed services providers since 1995, with a team of over 1000 amazing people and offices located in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin. It is focused on delivering quality services to large and complex IT environments across Australia’s corporate, resources, utilities, government and transport sectors. Kinetic IT has continued to deliver managed and sustained growth with exceptional customer satisfaction ratings. The company’s success stems from its adaptable and outcome-driven services, and the authentic and enduring relationships it builds with its staff, customers, partners, vendors, suppliers and the local communities where they work and live. Kinetic IT’s approach is simple — finding the best solution to its customers’ requirements, be it highly innovative or tried and tested. It ensures efficient and transparent delivery, along with rapid resolution and problem-solving. It also allows them to be a partner of genuine insight to organizations seeking true ongoing support.

Kinetic IT System Engineer Neville Prakash has chosen InfluxDB to monitor his LAN, downloads, storage capacity and server health. He uses the TICK Stack time series platform — Telegraf, InfluxDB, Chronograf and Kapacitor — to monitor his vSphere. Prakash uses a custom script in Virtual Manager that pushes data in real-time and allows him to monitor his VM. Although he is using InfluxDB for personal and non-commercial use, it also works seamlessly and is extremely customizable to use in a commercial and busy environment, allowing to check CPU increases, disk failures and prevent downtime.

Prakash found that InfluxDB had a high ingest and was extremely scalable. He recommends writing data in batches to minimize network overhead and using gzip compression to help speed up writing data over a home network.