When your IT infrastructure is a very important part of your business, how do you make sure that you suffer little or no downtime? and how do you identify any future potential areas of risk? Upgrading your systems and updating your software will help but that will only go so far, what else can you do? This is where proactive monitoring comes in, and it will be something that you will be glad to have.
What exactly is proactive monitoring?
Proactive monitoring is used to monitor how all your services are performing and it also identifies potential areas of risk 24 hours a day all year round. Monitoring can be done on any software applications that you use, your network, your hardware, any cloud infrastructure that you use including data centres and your security. Monitoring tools are used to see your network traffic and also to benchmark performance so that you can see if there has been a drop in performance and what is causing it.
What are the advantages of proactive monitoring?
If you know that suddenly there is unexpected increased traffic to your servers, you can deduce, from that your systems may be under attack by cyber criminals. If you are using your data storage devices more than usual you will be able to predict when your data storage devices might fail and when they will have to be replaced. If you know which days of the week your systems are going to be worked harder, i.e. more data being accessed by your employees, or more backups being done, you can make sure that all the correct resources are being used and during quiet times of the week you can decrease the resources being used which will decrease your electricity bill and decrease wear and tear on your IT infrastructure.
iPing provides managed services and IT services and we can help provide you with a proactive monitoring solution and how you can use it to improve your IT hardware and software infrastructure. So, if you need some help with the above please contact us or give us a call on 01 5241350.