Between the fans, those who find the subject complex, and those who only have a limited use for it, monitoring is still too often the victim of preconceived ideas from the turn of the century. Viewed as a technical subject instead of a business subject, monitoring is often reserved to a small group of users who are in the know, that is when it’s not relegated to an intern. However, in the past decade, monitoring has grown and taken on a new dimension, changing from a commodity to a strategic corporate department.
This is a quick overview of preconceived ideas about monitoring that we would like to see the back of (because things have changed over the last decade!).
According to an IDC survey of 2014, 40% of SMB IT managers simultaneously manage physical, virtual and cloud-based operations. Small or not, they have to deal with a diversity of IT assets, and integrating good monitoring for each of them takes some knowledge and precious time.
Business-conscious IT managers in thriving SMBs may like the greater flexibility and unchallenged affordability of open source. But there’s a non-negligible trade-off to figuring out the integration of open source monitoring in terms of time, staff and budget resources, especially if they have to resort to DIY tactics. Thought, being operational is more critical to their business than for large companies.
Losses from IT service disruptions and unplanned downtime, although smaller in figures, can be more crippling for SMBs/SMEs than for large enterprise. Indeed, data recovery can take up to 9 hours and involve 40% productivity losses which represent $55K-$100K in lost revenues (CA Tech report).
But due to resource pressures, growing density and diversity of devices, applications and services in increasingly hybrid infrastructure (physical, virtual, cloud), deploying good monitoring becomes challenging for their IT staff, if it’s not totally overlooked.
Centreon IMP completely solve this problem: being able to empower ITOM professionals with round-the-clock monitored IT information and insight, regardless of sector, size or IT staff and resources.
Centreon IMP, ready-to-use monitoring solution, in 10 key points:
Dear users, clients and partners,
You have been patient and we fully appreciate it. We hope that this new IT monitoring experience using Centreon 3.4 will be to your liking!
New features have been added, improvements made to existing features and corrections been made to Centreon 3.4’s three main components.
Centreon among key players named in the PMR report « IT Infrastructure Monitoring Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016 – 2024 »
In its analysis and forecast, Persistence Market Research evaluates the growth of the global IT infrastructure monitoring market at an annual average rate of 6.6% from 2016 to 2024.