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The Struggle to Manage the Complexity of Modern IT

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    When it came to the most important factor in purchasing a new solution, nearly half ranked unified monitoring as a top three attribute. Unified monitoring is not only essential for effective root cause analysis to minimize service impact, it is the only way to give the service-level views required by the business. Unified tools that track the entire environment and have the ability to identify utilization trends and patterns can provide vital input for capacity planning functions to ensure continued quality of service.

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The Struggle to Manage the Complexity of Modern IT

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    When it came to the most important factor in purchasing a new solution, nearly half ranked unified monitoring as a top three attribute. Unified monitoring is not only essential for effective root cause analysis to minimize service impact, it is the only way to give the service-level views required by the business. Unified tools that track the entire environment and have the ability to identify utilization trends and patterns can provide vital input for capacity planning functions to ensure continued quality of service.

As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Detecting and troubleshooting performance issues also becomes more difficult as virtualization and cloud computing add layers of abstraction. This often results in downtime, which can cost a company from $10,000 to $1 million hourly according to Forrester.

Zenoss, a provider of unified IT monitoring and management solutions, recently commissioned a study conducted by Forrester Consulting, which proves that organizations struggle to manage complexity of modern IT. Results from the study showed that IT is the number one priority for CEOs, however, IT organizations are still experiencing a tremendous amount of downtime with more than a third of organizations running into IT issues on a daily basis. Key findings also revealed that too many IT tools or IT clutter is still an issue - more than 50 percent of respondents are using five or more monitoring tools, and an astonishing 14 percent are using 20 or more different tools to find and fix issues, leading to slow detection and imprecise root cause analysis.