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IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools: Select a Suite Over Best of Breed

Published: 22 August 2017

ID: G00331525

Analyst(s): Pankaj Prasad

Summary

IT infrastructure monitoring suites have broad, integrated functionality, and best-of-breed monitoring tools have deep, domain-specific functionality. I&O leaders should deploy a suite to monitor a heterogeneous IT environment and stabilize the implementation before exploring additional tools.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Select Your IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools Based on IT Operations Objectives and Architectural Goals
  • Ensure a Data-Focused Approach When Dealing With the Challenges and Risks of 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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