The question for those in data center operations management is not which tool but rather what combination of tools will provide the right metrics at the right time. Quest solutions are part of the larger IT ecosystem and thus our products tend to integrate well with other complimentary and even competitive solutions. Foglight is one such product. It is often times made the record of truth for enterprise performance monitoring while feeding or pulling from other tools to provide the needed intelligence toward preventing system failures. With Foglight administrators can manage by exception thus culling the alarm noise down to the essential need to know metrics. This simply means knowing what is wrong versus a constant stream of events driving alerts which in turn demand action. Foglight’s centralized dashboards provide a single view of system and application alerts from all levels of the IT architecture.
Any enterprise monitoring team managing complex systems will need to understand three core data points about the target platforms:
These three cornerstones provide the context from which efficient operational intelligence can be produced and used proactively. The alternative is alert storms, metric bombardment and a general atmosphere of firefighting within the data center. Context also reduces the long running saga of finger pointing across areas of responsibility within operations. This allows you to maximize team collaboration based on a common platform and single version of the truth.