IT Infrastructure Monitoring tools capture the availability of your IT infrastructure by monitoring Servers, Networks, Storage Systems, Database and Hypervisors. In the not so distant future you might ad OpenStack on top of this hot mess. We will help you navigate through the jungle of ITIM (for short) tools in this post.
Relevant trends that you, as an IT professional, might be following in regards to ITIM, could be; Dynamic Infrastructure, Cloud, DevOps, Workflow Complexity, Internet of Things and in the more distant future; Artificial Intelligence (AI). Modern IT is a challenge for legacy tools that was designed to work on the idea of a mostly static IT infrastructure with minimal changes. These trends, Gartner mentions, challenges the paradigm of the static infrastructure and push for broader and more competent solutions. IT leaders are seeing the benefits of reducing the number of monitoring tools, improving collaborations across teams by adopting IT Infrastructure Monitoring tools that work across domains and, of course, cut costs.
Gartner is clear on the fact that a unified, holistic and scalable ITIM tool suits most organizations best. The rise of cloud based IT, hybrid IT and (for example) OpenStack clarifies the increasing speed of the development of data storage. This leads us to some important tips and points that Gartner is making:
When choosing a ITIM tool, it is critical to select an offering that closely matches your organizational capabilities and requirements. The following are key differentiating factors during the evaluation process:
The Commercial Open Source model is the ITIM model that we at OP5 think works best. It is a part of our DNA. The reason for this is that we believe we are the best of two worlds: Open Source so you can get help from the community and Commercial so you can get Support and Professional Services when you need it.
We would like to give you a small but important tip: When you can measure everything, what is important? Start with what is important and build from there.