The Problem with Legacy IT Monitoring Solutions
The problem with legacy IT monitoring solutions
Legacy IT monitoring solutions have traditionally been comprised of pieced-together technologies designed to gain an overview of how well services and applications are living up to their service-level agreements (SLAs), when they are causing interruptions to business process, and overall availability and performance.
This legacy model is riddled with problems. The need to make constant investments in additional technologies every time the infrastructure expands, plus a high learning curve and disparate reporting capabilities, are just a few of the problems. Trying to configure a legacy solution to extend monitoring beyond the data center presents an entirely new set of cost, learning and reporting challenges.
Single-platform, scalable architecture advantages
Today, there exists at least a small variety of vendors providing solutions that can extend monitoring beyond the data center to leading cloud platforms. These enterprise-ready platforms' scalable architectures eliminate the need to invest in and piece together disparate technologies every time a data center expands or a new external resource is added.
These solutions are so versatile that they can unify monitoring of the largest cloud infrastructures from leading providers such as Google and Amazon, the most popular software as a service (SAAS) applications including Salesforce.com and Gmail, the most widely used data center resources such as MS Hosted Exchange, and leading virtualization technologies from Citrix and VMware.