There's only one benchmark that really matters in IT today, and that's the mood of your end users. If your users are happy, your business thrives, but poorly performing networks, infrastructure, and applications can make your end users very unhappy. And that's when things can start to get ugly.
When things get ugly, people start to look for somebody to point the finger at, and that's when the blame game can begin. Once the blame game gets going, it can be hard to stop and can cost your company big money in lost time and productivity. Even worse, the blame game usually ends up with all fingers pointing at the IT team for not delivering on service level agreements, putting you right in upper management's cross hairs.
Implementing a sound application performance monitoring strategy can help you get out ahead of problems that threaten your SLAs and keep smiles on your end users' faces. But finding the right APM solution can be a tricky proposition with today's complex data centers, where you're forced to divide your time between servers, storage, applications, and the network the ties them all together.
Caring for servers in the modern data center can be a bit like driving a car with kids in the backseat. They're always competing for resources, and require almost constant attention, leaving you unable to focus on driving the business forward. And the days of being able to use cheap, local storage are long gone.
Today's virtualized IT environments also demand virtual machine storage that has to be closely monitored and dynamically allocated to meet changing needs. Applications have also become a lot more complex to manage and monitor, with a dizzying array of components and services delivered across a wide variety of platforms, each with their own unique requirements.
And networks have transformed into ever-changing collections of virtual switches that have to support voice over IP, resource intensive applications, and the meteoric growth of bring your own device initiatives. But Foglight application performance monitoring from Dell Software simplifies APM across your entire environment, so your team can address the challenges of the modern data center while still providing the highest level of service to your end users.
Foglight automatically monitors servers across physical and virtual environments, notifies you the instant issues arise, and even tells you how to correct problems, so you can ensure peak server performance while still keeping your eyes on the road ahead. And storage surprises disappear with Foglight's performance metrics and capacity utilization monitoring, so you can optimize shared virtual storage and project future capacity needs.
Foglight also detects, diagnoses, and resolves ERP, CRM, productivity, web, and custom application performance issues across physical and virtual environments. So your team can find and fix problems before things start to get ugly with your end users. And Foglight's network management capabilities give you the network visibility, device level traffic analysis, and advanced reporting to keep your entire infrastructure running smoothly.
The best part? Foglight gives you real time dashboards and historical reporting, so you can measure your SLA performance and demonstrate your team's value to the business. So, what are you waiting for? Visit quest.com/Foglight to learn how you can stop playing the blame game and start keeping your end users happy. Dell Software, application performance monitoring simplified.