Picture this: You
round the corner and your CEO or another executive ambushes you with a question
about an IT issue that’s keeping him up at night…
Business leaders and executives often need quick answers
from IT, especially when there’s an issue underway and the ripple effects are
beginning to spread. How you respond in
these moments could make or break your career.
(Here’s a hint: they won’t want
This eBook will prepare you for those moments, showing you
how to think about IT ‘as-a-Service’ and communicate in the language your
leaders and executives understand, and the terms they care about.
In large IT organizations, monitoring tool sprawl has become so commonplace that it is not unusual for administrators to be monitoring 10 to 50 solutions across various departments.
Unified monitoring solutions like Zenoss offer a cost-effective alternative for those seeking to rein-in monitoring inefficiencies. By establishing a central nerve center to collect data from multiple tools and managed resources, IT groups can gain visibility into the end-to-end availability and performance of their infrastructure. This helps simplify operational processes and reduce the risk of service disruption for the enterprise.
This paper can help you make an effective business case for moving to a unified monitoring solution. Key considerations include:
• The direct costs associated with moving to a unified monitoring tool• The savings potential of improved IT operations through productivity and efficiency• The business impact of monitoring tools in preventing and reducing both downtime and service degradation
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This year, Zenoss conducted
its third annual State of Converged Infrastructure survey with 410 global IT
leaders to explore how they are using converged infrastructure to respond to
business needs for agility and speed. The survey received responses from 410
global IT professionals. A few highlights from the report:
There are many open source
monitoring tools available today that provide a cost-effective alternative for
tackling baseline infrastructure monitoring challenges – Ganglia, Groundwork,
Nagios, Zabbix, and Zenoss Core are just a few.
every tool is right for every environment.
Weighing the strengths and
weaknesses of open-source offerings is essential to determining whether they
will work to meet your specific goals.
So you’ve invested in virtualization - now what does it take to make
that virtual environment hum? Before, during and after deploying, you
need a modern monitoring solution to ensure you’re getting the most of
your investment. We’ve compiled the 5 keys for conquering downtime and
achieving virtualization bliss.
Zenoss makes managing virtualized environments and virtualization
monitoring easy and less expensive. The Zenoss hybrid IT monitoring
platform allows you to comprehensively monitor resource performance and
availability across the entire stack, including network, storage,
applications and more, regardless of physical or virtual location.
The virtualization of physical computers has become the backbone of public and private cloud computing from desktops to data centers, enabling organizations to optimize hardware utilization, enhance security, support multi-tenancy and more. These environments are complex and ephemeral, creating requirements and challenges beyond the capability of traditional monitoring tools that were originally designed for static physical environments. But modern solutions exist, and can bring your virtual environment to new levels of efficiency, performance and scale.
This guide explains the pervasiveness of virtualized environments in modern data centers, the demand these environments create for more robust monitoring and analytics solutions, and the keys to getting the most out of virtualization deployments.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
· History and Expansion of Virtualized Environments
· Monitoring Virtual Environments
· Approaches to Monitoring
· Why Effective Virtualization Monitoring Matters
· A Unified Approach to Monitoring Virtualized Environments
· 5 Key Capabilities for Virtualization Monitoring
o Real-Time Awareness
o Rapid Root-Cause Analytics
o End-to-End Visibility
o Complete Flexibility
o Hypervisor Agnosticism
· Evaluating a Monitoring Solution
o Unified View
o CMDB Support
o Converged Infrastructure
· Zenoss for Virtualization Monitoring