The majority of 21st Century businesses rely heavily on their IT infrastructure to generate income, keep track of customers and employees, and maintain operational efficiency throughout the organization. Many companies would quickly fail if they lost their computing environment for any substantial length of time. Data of all kinds is the main currency in circulation these days, and to be competitive an enterprise needs the capacity to store and process it effectively.
Why Monitoring is Important
The complexity of modern computing environments, which can encompass numerous different systems located in-house and with multiple cloud providers, has made it extremely challenging to ensure that all the moving parts are working as intended. A failure in any one of the thousands of interconnected components that comprise an IT infrastructure can ripple through the surrounding systems and bring a company’s web presence or eCommerce site down suddenly and unexpectedly. Most company execs would agree that this is a situation that needs to be avoided.
IT infrastructure monitoring has a number of benefits when employed in a coherent manner. Some of the ways it can help keep an organization’s computing resources healthy and happy include:
Risks of Poor Infrastructure Monitoring
Lack of a viable monitoring policy or using outdated tools and procedures can result in several negative business impacts.
Choosing the Right Monitoring Tool
By now, you should be convinced that you need an effective monitoring policy to keep your IT environment operating efficiently. The benefits of infrastructure monitoring far outweigh the software costs or personnel resources needed to implement it successfully. Choosing the correct tool can pose another challenge for the IT department to resolve.
One of the impediments to successfully monitoring IT infrastructure is the difficulty of coordinating the information gathered from a diverse set of tools.
IDERA’s Uptime Infrastructure Monitor is a comprehensive monitoring tool that gives you visibility into your entire infrastructure from a unified platform. No need to bounce around among multiple tools to see how your network, servers, and applications are performing.
Customizable dashboards let you tailor monitoring displays to your liking. Uptime provides additional functionality as an SLA manager and capacity planning tool to help you identify issues that impact your ability to maintain acceptable performance levels. The application is aptly named, and Uptime will definitely help you reduce your downtime.