To say application monitoring software is necessary for online business success would be an understatement. The fact is, monitoring tools are absolutely indispensable.
Monitoring tools track the health and performance of business applications, and identify and fix key issues before they cause problems.
Today networks and SaaS applications have become critical components of entrepreneurship- irrespective of whether the business is large or small.
When networks and applications fail, it is a disaster. Staff and customers cannot communicate with each other, or access business critical services. In short there is productivity loss and consequent shortfall in revenue.
To prevent a catastrophe you need network monitoring software that reduces network outages, and allows businesses to operate effortlessly and smoothly through proactive infrastructure intelligence.
A cloud hosted, or SaaS-based monitoring solution gives businesses one additional layer of protection in the event of a network outage; if their internal network does go down, monitoring is still accessible for all other critical applications, private cloud, websites and devices existing outside of their on-site network.
The critical network elements that need monitoring are:
Many businesses rely on an internal email server that distributes emails to all LAN users. Failure of email server causes a severe disconnect between users and customers resulting in stoppage of all business operations. Importantly customer support takes a big hit. IT managers therefore need to monitor their email availability 24 x 7.
Networking the wide area has offered unique opportunity to businesses to deliver value both in terms of operational efficiency and business alignment. Today unified application (UC) and WAN optimization are delivering the same type of application experience and management tools that were once available only over LAN.
Business operations over the years while growing nationally and globally have concurrently increased the demand for WAN links.
In order to ensure continuous uptime, quick response times and minimal transmission errors, monitoring WAN links is essential.
Small businesses run several mission critical applications, websites and databases that need strong monitoring. Applications must be monitored for availability and response times and URLs for availability.
The present market has both free as well as paid monitoring tools. Businesses in general, have found that paid monitoring tools provide a complete umbrella of protective services and ensure maximum backup and security.
VMware monitoring tools offer virtual infrastructure analysis and 24 x 7 real time monitoring.
However, any application monitoring software must offer a high degree of customization to suit every business needs.