Gartner Research

IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools: Best of Breed or a Suite?

Published: 27 October 2015

ID: G00289873

Analyst(s): Pankaj Prasad


IT infrastructure monitoring suites have broad, integrated functionality, and best-of-breed monitoring tools have deep, nonintegrated functionality. Choose an IT infrastructure monitoring suite to monitor a heterogeneous enterprise environment; use complementary functionality and tools where needed.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Select Your IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools Based on IT Operations Objectives and Architectural Goals, Rather Than Vendor Hype
  • Challenges With a Best-of-Breed Approach
  • Choose an Infrastructure Monitoring Suite for a Heterogeneous IT Infrastructure Environment, but Be Prepared to Fill Functionality Gaps With Best-of-Breed Products

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