Some IT organizations think using only “best-of-breed” tools is the best approach for IT monitoring and management. But a recent IDC white paper, sponsored by CA Technologies, shows that this isn’t the case at all—and that such an approach can be ineffective, wasteful and slow. IT is already dealing with environments that are incredibly complex—so having a variety of point solutions to manage those environments only adds to the complexity.
The white paper, entitled “Unified Infrastructure Monitoring and Management Increases Availability, MTTR, and IT Staff Productivity,” (October 2013) reveals how unified monitoring and management solutions that are consistent across systems, networks and applications give IT staff a real advantage over fragmented point solutions.
Unified monitoring enables IT to view cross-domain information that is correlated automatically and presented on a single dashboard, giving them a quick, visual grasp of the infrastructure and current issues. The alternative is manual correlation of information presented in a variety of formats on individual dashboards, resulting in significantly longer time to identify issues and their impact across the infrastructure.