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An Introduction to the 9 Noble Truths of Network, Server and Application Monitoring: Part 3

Ipswitch Blog| February 12 2015

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Over the past few weeks we’ve taking a sneak peak at our latest white paper “9 Noble Truths of Network, Server and Application Monitoring.” Today, we explore the final three truths in more detail, starting with #7.

Truth #7: Unified monitoring is essential across wired and wireless networks, physical and virtual servers, and applications.


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As business relies more and more on IT to achieve success, a glitch in one area can have a ripple effect across the entire organization. No matter where the problem lies, you must be able to conclusively identify its root cause and assign responsibility for resolving it. To do this, you must have complete visibility across the whole infrastructure.  A unified monitoring solution across wired and wireless networks, physical and virtual servers and applications is essential as IT teams evolve and handle escalating IT complexity.

Truth #8: Automatic discovery and continuous dependency mapping saves time and enables you to find and fix problems faster.

Today’s networks are highly dynamic with changes constantly happening – new application deployments, new infrastructure coming online, office reallocations, mergers/ acquisitions, new dependencies among components, and so on. The ability to see and understand the relationship between devices is critical to managing your infrastructure, and to quickly be able to identify the root cause of problems. How can you respond rapidly to a problem when you’re chasing down false alarms? Automation ensures teams get the most meaningful alerts about the right devices at the right time. When your dependency maps are always up-to-date, your infrastructure reliability improves.

Truth #9: Simplicity and automation accelerate time-to-value

In a world of increasing complexity, IT teams need tools that solve real problems, install easily, don’t require teams of experts to configure, and deliver rapid time-to-value and ROI. As the pressure continues to mount on IT to meet availability targets, automation becomes essential as a means to understand, monitor and inform teams about the network’s makeup and potential for problems. Yet, such a tool can be powerful and flexible without being costly or complex to deploy and manage. IT teams want tools that just work – out of the box – with no fuss. Ipswitch 9 Noble Truths

Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 of our blog series and check back soon as we will be discussing the solutions to the 9 Noble Truths. In the meantime, you can download the white paper and learn:

  • - The nine truths for deploying network, server and application monitoring
  • - How IT teams can meet the need to thrive while doing more with less
  • - How to find and fix problems before users are impacted

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