When it Comes to Your IT Infrastructure, Seeing is Believing. But Do You Know What You’re Looking At?

    brainstorm-2449730_1920.jpgSeeing is believing when it comes to your IT infrastructure. But actually comprehending what your system is telling you is a whole other matter.

    There is no shortage of tools and systems that provide the ability to monitor your IT infrastructure. Visibility into your infrastructure is the first step toward ensuring the availability and uptime of your business services. 

    After all, your customers and end users depend on your ability to provide the services they need. Your IT team works hard to ensure the availability of the services you provide. And all this is driven directly by the health and welfare of the underlying infrastructure.

    So now you have visibility. But how do you comprehend what you see?

    Your job is to understand how the network is behaving, zero in on problem areas, and identify issues as fast as they arise.

    It is not uncommon for IT teams to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of events generated by the infrastructure. This tidal wave of information needs to be rapidly processed to gain meaningful insights into the data.

    It’s absolutely essential to avoid being distracted by superfluous data while attempting to gain insight into the real issues behind problems.

    The Optanix Platform provides a unique way to efficiently understand the state of your infrastructure. The platform builds a snapshot of the network state at a particular point in time. It then compares consecutive snapshots to identify changes in the state.

    By allowing persistent issues to rapidly percolate to the top of your attention spectrum, ongoing snapshots and comparisons provide an understanding of how changes in the infrastructure evolve.

    This then leads to the ability to get to the bottom of things and determine the best manner to manage them. The platform uses a combination of topology, dependency and event-based correlation to rapidly determine root cause.

    This ability to take vast amounts of information and rapidly bring attention to problem areas provides orders of magnitudes efficiency in the management of the IT infrastructure. 

    The Optanix Platform enables you to pinpoint the actionable root cause and business impact of service issues – consistently reducing event noise by a factor of more than 1,000,000 to 1.

    The platform excels at seeing the entire picture and comprehending the state of the infrastructure at any point in time. Once root cause is determined, the next step of the process is to focus on what matters. 

    Next week we’ll take a look at ways your IT management solution can help you do this.

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