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What Do I Need to Know About Server Monitoring?
Hardware manufacturers will not admit it, but the lifespan of an average server is between three and five years, which is the period the warranty usually covers. Enterprise-grade servers last longer, but they too need proactive maintenance to run smoothly and for as long as possible.
Businesses now use both physical and virtual servers for better productivity and networking, and server topology is becoming increasingly complicated. Monitoring the performance of servers, networks, and applications is key to avoiding server and virtual server crashes and minimizing downtime.
As your business located in North or South Carolina is using the very same hardware and software as your peers in New York, London, or Tokyo, you are as exposed to the server and network outages as any other business. The greatest problem for small and mid-size businesses is that they lack the resources to monitor their IT infrastructure and operations internally. On the other end of the spectrum, corporate networks are becoming increasingly complex and inter-connected with multiple hardware and software platforms running simultaneously within a single networked solution.
Five Biggest Server Crash Threats to Your Organization
- Losing access to business-critical apps and databases
- Loss of essential company data
- Your service website goes down completely
- Losing access to communication channels such as email
- Complete halt of business operations
Server and IT Operations Monitoring Can Save Your Business
Server and network monitoring can literally keep your business alive and functioning by keeping a close eye on application servers and tracking server availability and responsiveness. William Ives Consulting is also using tools used for monitoring your file servers for availability, capacity, delay, and data loss.
You also will need continuous monitoring of web servers, which are being checked for user load, security, and speed.
A thoroughly planned strategy for server and network monitoring identifies the root cause of any issue at the server or application level and enables your organization to improve system uptime.
How Server and Network Monitoring Prevents Downtime?
- Scrutinizing CPU usage and RAM utilization
- Checking available disk space
- Tracking system temperature and dust levels
- Generating alerts at the hardware and software level
- Generating virtual machine alerts
- Monitoring communication interface responsiveness
How William Ives Consulting Prevents Server Outages for Businesses
William Ives Consulting is using monitoring tools developed by leading software companies, which allows for reliable server and network diagnostics in real-time. We set up prioritized alerts and also track server and network performance trends, which is crucial for the identification and elimination of problems related to your overall IT operations.
As a result, your company achieves improved availability and reliability of your business networks, applications, physical and virtual servers. A combination of active, passive, and performance monitoring techniques enables us to not only track your networks, servers, and applications but also optimize them for best performance and near-zero downtimes.