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7 Critical Considerations for Evaluating Infrastructure Monitoring Platforms
As we’ve looked at the infrastructure monitoring space, we’ve identified seven critical considerations that will help you make sense of your infrastructure monitoring choices.
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I remember how excited I was to build my first Network Operations Center (NOC).
It was a new idea at the time (yes, I know I’m dating myself), and boy, did we feel like we were cutting edge. The mere idea that we needed a place and a set of tools to monitor our entire infrastructure (because it’s never really been about just the network) was a big transition at the time.
How things have changed.
Compared to the situation today, what I did was the equivalent of putting my 5-year-old brother “on watch” for when our parents got home (don’t ask what we were doing!) — all he had to do was sit there and yell if they showed up.
Today’s situation for enterprise IT operations leaders is much more complex — regarding the tech stack to be monitored and managed and the stakes involved.
The technology infrastructure now powers virtually every aspect of how an organization operates. But the “how” of it is a jumbled mess. The days of monolithic (and therefore easier to manage) systems are long gone, and tracing workloads as they snake through a spaghetti bowl of connections, transactions, and relationships is not for the faint of heart.
But because everything relies on the ability to manage each of these connections, relationships, transactions, and workloads discretely, it’s up to you to figure out a way to manage it all. Walk the floor of any IT ops conference (virtual or otherwise), and you’ll know that sorting out which tools can best help you with your particular situation is almost as hard as managing your infrastructure in the first place.
That’s why this buyer’s guide exists. As independent technology analysts, we are continually assessing the market. As we’ve looked at the infrastructure monitoring space, we’ve identified seven critical considerations that will help you make sense of your infrastructure monitoring choices and select the best tool or tools.
The 7 Critical Selection Considerations for Infrastructure Monitoring Platforms
Let’s get one thing out of the way up front: no single tool will magically solve all your problems or be suitable for every organization. Every situation is different, and every team’s needs are unique (at least somewhat).
Therefore, the key is to know what to look for to figure out what’s best for you.
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