The Advanatges of Monitoring Tools and Applications
September 14th 2009
A small business today faces many of the same business challenges as larger companies. However, for a variety of reasons, many small businesses have not implemented any type of comprehensive infrastructure monitoring tools.
The utilization of properly configured infrastructure monitoring tools and applications can be used to proactively monitor, maintain, support and help stabilize all of your devices around the clock with little or no manual intervention required.
Serious potential problems can be rapidly identified before they turn into critical issues that may affect the stability of your entire infrastructure or company. For example, disk utilization can be monitored with user-definable alerts configured to be delivered directly to your system administrator or engineer only when certain thresholds are met and/or exceeded. As such, a server crash can often be avoided or potentially anticipated with enough to advert a potential disastrous situation.
Disk utilization is just one of hundreds of components and events that can be actively and proactively monitored by some of the more robust monitoring applications and tools currently available in our marketplace.
In addition, there are many items and events that should be regularly monitored to ensure the optimal up-time and optimization of your environment. These items typically include:
- Device Availability
- Critical Application/Service Status
- Disk Utilization
- Memory Utilization
- Response Time Monitoring
- Back-up log checks
- Anti-virus log checks
- Event Log Monitoring
- Monitoring custom performance parameters
- Server health check and analysis of key trends
- Critical Alert Notification
- Asset Tracking
- Remote Access
With all the detailed data that is captured on a daily basis, detailed and comprehensive reports can be quickly created and may be used by your management team and associates to help with your corporate and strategic planning, budgeting process and formulation, as well as enhance your regulatory compliance efforts