Disconcerting fact: Most IT departments use an average of nine—yes nine—different tools to monitor their environment.

In other words, they have given themselves another nine different boxes and nine different applications to manage. And the really weird part? Very rarely do these apps even talk to each other.

Wait, it gets worse. In settings where hybrid and public clouds are part of the mix, the number of monitoring tools can go much higher.

Managing multiple monitoring tools is not only cumbersome, it’s incredibly time-consuming. The IT team is too busy reacting to beeps and alerts to focus on its core mission of supporting the business. For IT to play a more strategic role and provide measurable value, a better approach is needed, one that’s based on the business impact of the events being monitored.

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