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A Guide On Server Monitoring And Why It Is Important

What is Server Monitoring?

Server monitoring is the process of reviewing and analyzing a server for availability, operations, performance, security and other operations related processes. System administrators are typically the professionals charged with monitoring servers to ensure that the estate is performing as expected and to identify/fix problems as they become apparent. 

Why Server Monitoring Is Important? 

Server monitoring tools are services used to check for problems caused by overloaded or crashed servers, network connections and other devices. They protect the health and safety of your IT environment, allowing your software and hardware to operate with a reduced risk of problems. These tools not only provide customers with an enhanced user experience but they can also save vast sums of money for businesses of all sizes. 

Features of high quality server monitoring include:
-    Performance benchmarks
o    Enable sysadmins to see the current and past health of their systems and identify the location and frequency of stoppages in their servers. 
-    Alerting capabilities
o    Making sure problems are identified early so minimal damage to the company is caused
-    Provide accurate reporting
o    If the alert doesn’t accurately illustrate the location and cause of the problem, fixing the issue will be significantly harder
-    Clear data visualizations
o    Allowing data from the firm’s servers to be illustrated graphically meaning sysadmins can compare and contrast the performance of different servers

Opsview Monitor provides all of the above and more. Our setup is ideal for dynamic fast growing enterprises who are in demand of a clear intuitive form of server monitoring. No matter the quantity of hosts that need monitoring, we can provide a customized package that will suit your server monitoring needs at a reasonable price!  


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