The importance of infrastructure monitoring
Time to get LIMA ProActive: The importance of Infrastructure Monitoring
A high number of IT departments still operate on a reactive basis, meaning that system problems are given the opportunity to manifest and cause significant disruption before they are solved. With availability being a key requirement for today’s businesses, IT departments are increasingly turning their attention to proactive monitoring solutions, which enable them to address issues before they turn into problems and to achieve optimal system performance.
Monitoring can highlight latencies, manage availability metrics for business-critical applications and detect bottlenecks, in turn optimising overall resource capacity, boosting productivity and enhancing performance. We explore some of the key benefits that monitoring IT infrastructure can bring to your business.
Detection and prevention
Proactive analysis provides the information that IT departments need to identify failure patterns and any discrepancies and correlations within systems before they become issues. This continuous real-time monitoring means warning signs can be spotted before a problem escalates that potentially affects the business and its customers. It also relieves strain on an IT department allowing them to focus on critical projects that will drive the business forward.
Insight that feeds into strategy
While monitoring is primarily implemented to ensure the smooth running of an infrastructure, it can also play a significant role in creating and shaping the overall IT strategy. CIOs are increasingly expected to demonstrate cost savings while ensuring the business is at the forefront of technology innovation, therefore monitoring provides the critical information and insight into resource and capacity management and trending allowing them, and key internal stakeholders to make informed decisions about future investments and the direction the business should take from a technology perspective.
Maximise technology investment
Any investment in new technology is a risk, with significant pressure placed on CIOs to ensure the technology delivers a timely ROI. Infrastructure and applications monitoring enables IT departments to manage and analyse new technologies, assessing performance and detecting any faults. It’s this insight that goes a long way in protecting this investment and demonstrating an accurate ROI.
With CIOs facing ongoing pressures to deliver seamless performance and improve IT efficiencies, monitoring helps identify infrastructure patterns and characteristics to enable early detection of issues before they turn into problems and ensuring the business is always running at peak performance.