State of End User Computing – Monitoring 2016
In my previous article I wrote about the state of state of End User Computing market with a view of User Environment Management. As I’m also knee deep in monitoring I thought perhaps it is a nice article to shed show light on that. So this article is about monitoring 2016, where do vendors like Goliath, eG Innovation, ControlUp play if we look at the big boys like Microsoft, VMware and Citrix? What are the things we find important in monitoring or should find important and who has the best cards to win this game without taking licensing in account (a discount changes everything).
One might say that monitoring is not the most sexy topic to write about but I tend to disagree. I like to make sure my design and implementation works as intended. If issues occur, and they will, my customer should have all the tools at hand to find the root cause. Some a good monitoring tool that helps them with this is, I think, pretty sweet. I notice in conversations that administrators often tend to look within their own field of expertise and forget the fact that their component is just a little gear in a bigger complex machine. Important of course but a just one of the gears, and all the gears together keep the machine running. To be able to provide the service to your customers you need to have an overview of all these little gears in the machine. You need to know what gear is depending on which other one and get information about one that is failing. This and only this way of monitoring will make sure you are in control.
Monitoring 2016 – Players
So who are the players in the field? Of course if we would go on the monitoring market we would see a vast amount of players some small some bigger. What I’m gonna do here is focus on a couple of players I tend to run into a lot when I talk to customers. I might mention one or so other one along the article but only if there really is a need. A lot of players in the market are point solutions and not focused on monitoring as I think it should be done.
So the Players in the market are;
- Microsoft with SCOM
- VMware with their vRealize Operations Manager
- Citrix with their SCOM management packs
- eG Innovations
Read the entire article here, State of End User Computing – Monitoring 2016
via Rob Beekmans.net