"Do more with less" seems to be the new commandment handed down to IT departments everywhere. Fulfilling that can feel like a Herculean task, but cloud-based server monitoring offers struggling administrators a viable solution. You can actually demonstrate a solid return on investment (ROI) and minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO). But, how can cloud-based server monitoring manage that? Read on to find out three ways this solution can help you do more with less.
What is it?
- Notify you of critical events
- Detect Windows services disruptions
- Help you keep your antivirus software updated
- Check available disk space and performance of any hard disks
- Check that your backup's completed correctly
- Alert you about potential issues, preventing them from turning into large problems that could cause downtime
Even better, cloud-based server monitoring is scalable as your organization grows and can be accessed by system administrators remotely, wherever there is an internet connection. In addition, there are no patches or upgrades for the IT administrator to install.
Finally, it can save you money too. How? Here are three ways:
Deploy services cost effectively
Many people still think of computing as something that is purchased, installed and yours to keep. You must buy something, or employ someone, to have an IT department. While that is still true to an extent, the concept of computing as a service, just like gas, electricity or water, is gradually gaining ground.
Cloud-based server monitoring gives you freedom from infrastructure costs, allowing you to deploy its powerful analytics and tools quickly and cheaply. Additional licenses can be quickly added without complex processes making it easy for the software to grow with your business; as your network expands, you simply add new workstations to the cloud-based server monitoring solution.
No hardware investment
Because you are using a cloud solution, there is no additional hardware investment. You do not have to buy new equipment to run this service, nor upgrade your infrastructure to be able to use the latest version. There are also no expensive staff resource allocations to get everything up and running.
Redeployment of key personnel
By freeing up the time of your key personnel using cloud-based server monitoring, you can redeploy key personnel to higher-value tasks, such as development, testing and infrastructure renewal. Rather than reducing your IT staffing levels, this solution gives you the freedom to use them for more important business tasks.
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