Monitoring vs. Diagnostics: The Balance of Proactive and Reactive
I have the great pleasure of being able to interact frequently with IT professionals. I get to learn about what keeps them up at night, how they balance projects, stay ahead of the curve and meet the needs of the organizations they support. What I find most interesting—regardless of the size of the organization or the number of admins and engineers on staff—is there is often a lack of balance between the proactive and reactive. In this post, I’ll limit this statement to the balance between monitoring and diagnostics. Most important, I’ll examine these two critical elements as they relate to IT visibility and how organizations need to consume the data and information to successfully navigate each.
Monitoring is often categorized as a luxury. It’s a job function that may have a dedicated staff, or perhaps is something given lip service, but not the time, energy and focus it deserves. At its core, monitoring is about being proactive. It’s about observing and checking…
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