Many businesses rely on extensive and complex computing environments to run daily operations, service customers, and store valuable data resources. Virtually all but the smallest, one-person companies make use of multiple computers to perform a wide range of activities that are essential for their continued viability. Failure of one component can negatively impact the complete infrastructure and result in major system outages.
The rise of these connected systems has enabled organizations to add functionality that would otherwise be impossible. As computing infrastructures grow and become more complicated, so too does the effort required to ensure they are operating efficiently and up to expectations. It quickly becomes too much to be handled by manual methods no matter how much time is spent by the enterprise’s technical staff.
It might seem counter-intuitive at first, but the solution required to verify the performance and availability of the software and hardware components of your computing environment is another software application. What is needed is a customizable monitoring platform that can automatically check on the health and status of your servers, programs, and network devices. This platform should be able to generate alerts and warnings when things don’t look right and perhaps initiate some type of action to mitigate problems.
Making Effective Use of an Automated Monitoring Solution
There are some fairly obvious advantages to using an automated software solution to monitor a complex computing infrastructure rather than depending on the observational capabilities of IT professionals.
Once your organization has accepted the fact that they need to deploy an automated monitoring application, there are some best practices that they need to consider when implementing the tool in your environment. Following these recommendations will help you obtain the most value from your monitoring solution.
Through the use of a reliable monitoring platform, you can minimize system downtime and increase performance for internal and external users.
Maintaining System Performance and Availability with Uptime
Uptime Infrastructure Monitor is a comprehensive monitoring solution from IDERA software that checks all the best practices boxes discussed above. It provides visibility into all of your computing resources no matter where they are located. The tool can monitor your servers, applications, and network devices to provide a complete picture of your environment. Customizable dashboards let your team focus on what matters most to them without the distractions of additional clutter. Uptime can also monitor SLA progress and be used to perform capacity planning to ensure you always have enough resources to keep things running smoothly.
A Webcast is available as part of the IDERA Virtual Education Series that walks you through the steps required to install and deploy Uptime. It gives a detailed guided tour of the process required to get up and running with a test instance of Uptime. Some of the topics covered include:
I highly recommend the webcast to those getting ramped up with Uptime or considering it as their monitoring solution. It demonstrates how easy it is to use this powerful and flexible tool.
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