You’ve heard of “alarm storms” going off in your network. It’s when a failed component on the network chain triggers a storm of alerts for devices linked to it. Well, without unified monitoring, you better get used to the term “blamestorm,” as you’ll be pointing the guilty finger in every direction.
As IT complexity and diversity rapidly evolves, it’s important for businesses to utilise unified monitoring across all wired and wireless networks, and physical and virtual servers and applications. With more visibility, it is easier for IT teams to pinpoint, assess and fix a problem within an organisation.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top five ways unified monitoring can help make your job easier:
- Reduce the amount of time to resolve an issue
Additionally, unified monitoring enables the development of a “common language” across network and system specialties. This makes it easier for IT teams because then everyone has a real-time understanding of the IT infrastructure and they are more able to support proactive identification of root causes, and deploy the resources needed.
- Reduce the cost spent on monitoring solutions
This money is then able to go towards other needs within the IT department so that you can focus on building a better team—and less on hardware.
- Reduce the Risk of a Data Breach
- Reduce your network’s downtime
- Reduce the impact of negative revenue
By Jeff Loeb, CMO, Ipswitch