Popular option allows IT teams to see a single view of
their application services located on premise and in the Cloud.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (August 7, 2012)--
It’s not uncommon for
Chief Technology Officer, Jason Baker of VISI,
to see more than a half-dozen different monitoring platforms in use at any
medium or large enterprise when he and his team complete IT monitoring
While many companies
have resorted to using multiple IT monitoring programs to keep up with evolving
technologies, the use of mixed platforms for monitoring can leave information
gaps and provide limited integration capabilities for accurate reporting.
lesson here is that legacy monitoring platforms were never designed to support
modern hybrid application architectures,” notes Baker. “Today IT departments
are stuck with the arduous task of trying to integrate and report on multiple
monitoring platforms from different vendors. MaaS solutions can rectify this
Top 5 reasons companies are moving to Monitoring-
- Fills information gaps and provides a unified look
at all application architectures in use
- Can be implemented quickly with little up-front
- Scales with the needs and trends demanded within
your IT department
- Provides a 24x7
monitoring and incident response team
- Allows IT teams to focus on core tasks, not chores
As part of a growing
IT trend, organizations are purchasing MaaS solutions from certified
third-party providers with a clear goal: to get a comprehensive view of their
application services so they can report back to their own organizations on the
status of their systems. Using MaaS, also known as industrialized monitoring services, organizations are able to apply
vendor’s world-class monitoring platforms, resilient infrastructure, scalable
data collection systems, and teams of trained technologists who operate the
monitoring services on their behalf.
important to CFO and CIOs alike, this option lowers costs for the enterprise
and gets them to their goals more quickly.
“With MaaS they
can eliminate large scale investments, as well as lengthy planning and
execution for monitoring processes,” adds Baker.
a recent monitoring whitepaper
issued by VISI, companies leveraging MaaS
pay only for the devices and services they are monitoring. By applying a basic utility-pricing model
companies can scale quickly, to both expand and contract. This elasticity, or scalability, is another
key reason many companies are now implementing MaaS solutions.
many IT departments ask themselves frequently while making this decision: “Is
service monitoring a chore or a core task?”
The answer for most is that monitoring, while highly important, is a
chore because it doesn’t offer a competitive advantage or market differentiation
to the business. Businesses require service monitoring systems to effectively
grow IT operations, but service monitoring isn’t the catalyst behind business
growth. By using industrialized monitoring services, companies often find
assurance in the fact that a skilled team is working behind them to monitor and
respond, as an extension of their IT organization.
VISI Incorporated (VISI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500® company. VISI provides a full range of data center services including colocation, managed services, hosting services and first-rate cloud computing infrastructure. VISI has the only commercially available Uptime Institute Design Certified Tier III data center in the Minnesota. VISI facilities are SSAE 16 Type II audited and staffed 24x7. To learn more about VISI, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, call 612-395-9000 or visit www.visi.com.