Network monitoring is one of the essentials for any business operating in a virtualized or hybrid-cloud environment. Most companies rely heavily on IT systems and infrastructure solidarity to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly. Regardless of the size of the enterprise, an efficient and well-functioning monitoring system does more than just improve control over productivity, but can positively affect your bottom line, too.
Networking has changed a lot over the years, especially with networks that are spread over multiple locations, platforms and environments. Today, network administrators need to analyze the ROI of current systems and keep exploring various options available for network monitoring and management to stay ahead in the game.
What is Network Monitoring?
Network monitoring is the process of supervising individual network components in a larger network management framework. Network monitoring systems are tools that allow IT administrators to discover and oversee devices on the network as well as analyze network performance, which can be hardware and/or software-based.
Why Do IT Leaders and Enterprises Need to Calculate the ROI of Monitoring Systems?
Getting the most return on investment (whether in terms of time, money or resources) means that you need to be smart about the tools and procedures you use. With constant evolution in network monitoring, tracking and analysis solutions for businesses, there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to cut down costs and maximize your revenue.
A proactive and systematic approach is best, where you gauge the ROI from your existing monitoring systems and compare it against available alternatives. Of course, this doesn’t only offer financial benefits, but improves visibility and control over the operations of your IT network and infrastructure.
Two Key Factors that Affect ROI of Monitoring Systems
Here are the two main ROI factors to consider for a monitoring system:
- Calculating ROI around cost reductions
Is your existing system focused only on manager of manager (MOM) capabilities? Most monitoring solutions provide information about downtime/status for separate components of IT infrastructure, but do not identify complex problems or send traps related to other functional components dependent upon the network. Enhance these tools with integrated enterprise solutions that generate cross-silo intelligence.
Cross-silo network monitoring improves cost efficiency, since your resources are not being wasted because of downtime (where employees are not productive), and yields valuable information about resource efficiency.
- Calculating ROI around revenue generation
One of the strongest tools in the IT admin arsenal is an effective early warning system, which helps you monitor, locate and correct potential issues before they even occur. A system that works in this “predictive” manner can not only help you track up/down time, but also maximize ROI on IT services and solutions.
Increased up-time and network performance also leads to a better end-user experience, and hence, greater revenue, and optimized virtual workloads.
Xangati’s network solutions, designed for virtualized and hybrid-cloud environments, can help take the guesswork out of monitoring and management tasks, so administrators can focus on maintaining up-time and productivity. Using patented in-memory architecture, these scalable, flexible and intuitive tools reduce the time, effort and cost of using multiple monitoring systems to analyze and correlate these events manually.
Xangati collects real-time data from all the disparate elements of your data center (network, servers, hosts, client machines, storage devices) and correlates it, to give you end-to-end visibility, analysis and prevention. With automated procedures and enterprise technology solutions in place, you can easily cut down your costs and enjoy greater returns. To learn more about Xangati and our host of solutions, please watch this quick explainer video.