Best IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools & Solutions
To help you compare the best IT infrastructure monitoring tools, IT Central Station ranked them based on hundreds of real user reviews, from our esteemed community of enterprise technology professionals. You'll find comparisons of pricing, performance, features, stability and many other criteria. Read below to find out what your peers have to say about IT infrastructure monitoring solutions such as Nagios, CA Spectrum, SolarWinds NPM, SevOne and others.
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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.
Best IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools & Solutions
• An articulate B.Tech in Information Technology with +6 years of IT experience in handling
various Infrastructure Monitoring, Management and Automation Tools
• Currently working as Sr. Consultant for EMS/NMS Tools with Capgemini
• Experience in Architecture, Designing and Onboarding... more>>
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services
About my business:
Docutek is a leading business and technology consulting company specializing in the development and implementation of healthcare technology since 2008. We deliver Consulting, Integration, Support and Training. We also provide clients with security assessment. network... more>>
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>>
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.
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>>
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.
Started career as a Service Desk Analyst with a Service Desk team for a leading airline from UK. After 1.5 years, took over the Quality Assessment responsibility for the same service desk and worked on this role for 6 months. Developed an inclination towards performance and availability... more>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Data Analytics for data-driven IT decision-making
Event Management and Monitoring benchmarks
Predictive Models and Anomaly Detection
IT Automation / Orchestration
Architecture, deployment, support and consultancy for IT Enterprise Management software.
Master Data Management, CMDB
Networks (ISP-sized to small networks).
Good working knowledge of Linux and Unix systems (mainly Debian/Ubuntu and Solaris).
Application, system and network monitoring.
Actively working on the Open Source monitoring system Opsview.
Specialties: Monitoring Solutions for complex systems and... more>>
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.
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
● IT Management Systems Architect, Consultant, Presales and Training
● Analytically minded individual, logical in approach and adept at engineering bespoke IT solutions
● Proactive in nature and able to organise time effectively by balancing, prioritising and... more>>
Deputy Leader/Network management specialist of cNMS
February 2009 to present
Deputy Leader/Network management specialist of cNMS
- staff management, workload balance distribution, workshops, WebEx etc.
- Solving of technical and software issues, CHGM, INM, PRM, full ITIL
January 2008 - December 2008
Over 4 years experience in network monitoring and development and configuration of network management COTS with good knowledge of networking concepts and technologies and the OSS/BSS telco stack, environment management and testing.
Working on OSS Service Assurance suite from Computer... more>>
I'm a solution architect and an IT veteran, working in IT since ’93, the last 8+ years for PQR. My primary focus is End User Computing. I'm unbiased, with a focus on all EUC vendors making sure the customer will get the best solution possible. I'm a VMware vExpert and a member of the VMware EUC... more>>
Information Technology Management Professional with 25+ years in the IT industry, specializing in the Service Provider Telecommunications field for operations 7X24. Background includes development and support of operation center in a service provider space, Research & Development,... more>>
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>>
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>>
1999 Compaq Proliant Servers
1999 Ms Windows NT 4.0 Fundamentals
2002 Ms Windows XP Fundamentals
2002 HP Unix Fundamentals
2006 Linux System Administration
2007 HP Linux course for advanced unix administrators
2009 HP Linux Troubleshooting
2012 Prince 2 Foundation
- 5 years professional experience, dedicated to performance engineering, web application security audits and IT technical testing.
- Performance engineering, with extensive experience on Enterprise Java platforms (Load Testing, monitoring, tuning and optimizing enterprise... more>>
Architect and ITSM Consultant
with a BS from Yale University and an MBA
My Skills include the following:
A) Infrastructure and Solution Design: Designed infrastructure components to support multi-tiered solutions including DR Environments, Hardware, Operating Systems and Storage.
ITIL Certified by ISEB
PMP Certified by PMI
PATROL-CE Certified by BMC Software
OCP Certified by Oracle
Trainer Certification from Peak Potentials
As a subject matter expert since 1995, I specialize in implementation, customization, and training of the following product lines:
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