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What is IT Infrastructure Monitoring?

IT Infrastructure Monitoring refers to collection of tools and processes that enable infrastructure managers to be aware of how key infrastructure elements are working, e.g. network, compute, storage and databases. Infrastructure Monitoring tools are used with physical, virtual and cloud systems. The tools are designed to deliver deep insight and visibility into an entire network and system infrastructure.

Asked what to look for in an IT Infrastructure Monitoring solution, IT Central Station members point to ease of installation, scalability and heterogeneous Operating System coverage as key differentiators. Members express a desire to have “out of the box” support for multiple applications as well as a Unified Monitoring Portal (UMP) and transaction monitoring. For some, a simple implementation of business and infrastructure dashboards is essential. Users like having a single point of configuration.

An intuitive GUI is considered a plus for administrative efficiency.  Users want to monitor end user experience in context. For example, they want to be able to create business groups so they can track infrastructure performance by internal IT client.

Architecturally, members suggest that fully-featured, non-java, agent based technology can enable the user to install probes where needed. This is in contrast to trying to monitor everything, an approach used by some infrastructure monitoring vendors. Non-Java matters because it reduces the footprint of the agent on the server and can help with stability. A distributed, highly-available monitoring cluster capability is viewed as a “must have” for enterprises that run geographically distributed sites, especially organizations that have a high cost of service disruption.

According to IT Central Station members, the best infrastructure monitoring solutions do some of the work of forming insights for administrators.  Users want granulated data on where traffic latency and bandwidth utilization issues are occurring. Reporting sophistication is also important, some users expressing an interest in infrastructure monitoring packages being able to report on compliance of the cloud environment, for example.


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Sr. Consultant
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Over 7 Years of Experience in Enterprise/Network Management Tools (EMS), Systems, Network & Troubleshooting. Domain experience in providing solutions around IT infrastructure management using CA Technologies Enterprise Management Systems in terms of implementation, administration and... more>>
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Enterprise System Management
Certified HP-UX administrator, working with OpenView suite of tools, NNM, OMU, OML, OMW, OMi Specialties: NNM, OMU, OML,OMW, SiS
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Using knowledge from my Cisco, HP, Microsoft, and other platforms and vendors, I've assisted in multiple projects from office start-up and infrastructure build-outs, all the way through continuing maintenance, project close-out, and office shut downs; full life term for IT in all aspects. My... more>>
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Full Stack Monitoring Consultant
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Project Manager
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Specialist in BMC Suite of Products o Proficient in the management and ownership of BMC tools such as: BMC Portal, BMC Event Manager, BPPM. o Skilled in owning and implementing tool upgrade and running customisations in various projects. Implementing new customisations and solutions for the... more>>
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Director of Operations
I have over 15 years working with ITSM solutions, specially related to improving service quality but without direct impact on budget limitations. WIth knowledge, experience, technology and the right team it is possible to deliver a better IT service within the organizations. Especializações:... more>>
Reviewed CA Unified Infrastructure Management: With its predefined menu of items to collect and...
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Drive superior IT & OSS Infrastructure Architectural – (Unix/Linux platform) on key projects & programs. Look after most significant infrastructures such as Event Management, Monitoring system, Mail System, Trouble Ticketing System, Notification System, Branch Circuit Monitoring and... more>>
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ICT Service Delivery Consultant
Network Security Expert. Providing network and network security solutions best fitted for applicative requirements upholding user/client requirements and security protection and countermeasures. Sound knowledge of the ITIL best practices and very process-aware. Experience with complex converged... more>>
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Lead Consultant
I´m a seasoned Consultant with 14+ years of Infrastructure Management, Monitoring and Automation experience and knowledge obtained through various projects implementations and administration in several Industry Types,Retail, Financial, Insurance, Telco and Utilities, in addition my international... more>>
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Enterprise IT Management Consultant
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IT freelancer/consultant
Over ten years of IT experience in system analysis and management in a Fortune 500 company. Extensive involvement in infrastructure facilities, server, SAN, and network support. Strong background in financial and operational aspects of IT infrastructure. Immaculate work ethic and personal integrity.
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Consultant Ingénieur de production informatique
Conception et industrialisation de production Maintenance et suivi d'une production Connaissances diverses et variés des exploitations Vision transversale d'un environnement opérationnel Langages variés de développement
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Monitoring Tools Specialist (Contractor)
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Reviewed CA Unified Infrastructure Management: Time to Threshold and Time over Threshold help...
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Enterprise Management Consultant
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Deputy Leader/Network management specialist of cNMS
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Solution Architect
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Technology Architect Consultant
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I have over fifteen years of IT systems, application and network management experience. I have worked on over 60 successful systems management projects with more than 40 different clients. My industry experience includes major companies in communication, education, pharmaceutical,... more>>
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A passionate IT professional being in the field since 2001 and specialized in IP Networking & Security with strong background in system administration. My main expertise are: * Designing, Implementing, Optimizing IP Networks * Network Security and Audit * Network Automation, Management,... more>>
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