How to Monitor Networks While On Vacation

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Alert Monitoring

A proper monitoring system is needed to alert IT pros to issues at hand. The best monitoring systems are able to send alerts based on a schedule. For example, during a normal business day, IT pros might want to be alerted for a variety of issues, such as bandwidth utilization and ping latency. On vacation, however, they might want to be notified only of bigger issues, such as when a critical application has failed. Being connected to alerts 24/7 can help IT pros relax knowing that everything is running smoothly back at the office. They deserve to take a worry-free vacation too.

Today's networks are increasingly complex, as unending waves of new technology, including the cloud, BYOD, virtualization, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile all compete for bandwidth. Because of this, ensuring the 24/7 availability, reliability and performance of their mission-critical networks, servers and business applications is of the upmost importance – and makes an IT manager's job as demanding as ever. That is why a summer vacation is much deserved for IT professionals – so they can rest and recharge for their next big project.

But just because an IT manager has a day (or more) planned for fun in the sun, it doesn't mean they can ignore their company's networks and servers. In fact, in many cases IT managers may only have limited staff, or even be the only person in charge of network upkeep. That means that even while on vacation, today's IT pros feel the pressure to keep their networks afloat and running seamlessly.

The following tips from Ipswitch Senior Product Manager Jim Cashman are designed to give IT pros a way to ensure that their networks are operating smoothly and securely while they are out of the office – letting them enjoy their summer vacation.


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