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7 Essential Monitoring Best Practices for Extended IT Visibility

Blog 7 Essential Monitoring Best Practices for Extended IT Visibility

IT monitoring plays a crucial role in the efficient management of today’s hybrid IT infrastructures. With the growing complexity of IT environments, it is essential to adopt good monitoring practices to guarantee extended visibility and optimum performance. 

In this article, we’ll explore 7 essential monitoring best practices to ensure extensive IT visibility, while highlighting the benefits offered by Centreon, our monitoring platform available in self-hosted or SaaS mode.

Best practice #1: Reduce Tool Multiplicity for Unified Monitoring

The relentless pursuit of performance can sometimes be counter-productive, leading to the accumulation of a multitude of monitoring tools. According to the Monitoring Barometer, many organizations use an average of 14 different monitoring tools. This creates grey areas and blind spots that considerably limit visibility and management of digital performance. Consolidating monitoring tools has become imperative to optimize operational efficiency while promoting greater digital responsibility. This is where Centreon comes in, with its centralized monitoring solution that aggregates all IT infrastructure data, ensuring global visibility while significantly reducing costs.

Best practice #2: Choosing the right deployment mode

Determining the most suitable deployment mode for an organization is crucial to the success of any monitoring initiative. Although the Cloud offers undeniable advantages in terms of flexibility and cost, the Self-Hosted mode remains relevant for certain specific configurations. Centreon is positioned as a versatile solution, offering the option of adopting either of these modes, depending on the specific needs and constraints of each organization. This flexibility guarantees an appropriate solution, whether in Cloud, on-premise or hybrid environments. 

To find out more about deployment modes, take a look at our expert content: IT Monitoring & TCO: SaaS or Self-Hosted? which reviews the impact of deployment mode (SaaS or Self-Hosted) on the TCO of monitoring, and will help you choose the mode that best suits your needs and budget. Download our Expert Insight.

Best practice #3: Collect all data for complete monitoring

As hybrid environments gain in importance, comprehensive data collection has become an imperative to ensure adequate and most relevant monitoring. Modern hybrid IT infrastructures require increased connectivity and automation at all levels, from initial discovery to incident resolution. In this constantly evolving ecosystem, the ability to collect data efficiently is essential to guarantee seamless visibility. 

Centreon sets itself apart by offering over 700 zero-config monitoring connectors for fast, transparent data collection from a variety of infrastructure domains.

Best practice #4: Automate to simplify deployment

Automation has become an essential part of monitoring complex hybrid IT environments. Centreon, integrates advanced automation mechanisms to simplify the discovery and monitoring of new equipment, whether hosted in the Cloud or on-Premises. Thanks to these features, the Centreon monitoring solution enables operational teams to gain in efficiency while guaranteeing optimum visibility over the entire IS.

Best practice #5: Leverage AI for Proactive Monitoring

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) marks a crucial step in the evolution of IT monitoring. These revolutionary technologies enrich monitoring by enabling proactive detection of anomalies and facilitating incident resolution. Centreon AIOps Extension sets itself apart by implementing advanced AI/ML algorithms, helping to improve operational efficiency while strengthening the resilience of IT infrastructure.

Best practice #6: Restore and share Monitoring data

Efficient retrieval of monitoring data is essential for proactive digital performance monitoring. Centreon offers a comprehensive range of tools for centralizing, aggregating and retrieving data from disparate systems. This ability to present information in a consistent and accessible way promotes informed decision-making and proactive incident management.

Best practice #7: Promote collaboration through centralization

Centralized monitoring data plays a major role in promoting collaboration between IT and business teams. Centreon facilitates this collaboration by offering customized views, interactive dashboards and real-time notifications. Thanks to this collaborative approach, IT teams can share a common vision of digital performance, and work together effectively to ensure full visibility on IT.

Implementing these seven monitoring best practices is essential to extend IT visibility and guarantee optimal digital performance. Centreon is positioned as a comprehensive and adaptable solution, offering unified monitoring, transparent data collection, efficient automation and AI integration for proactive supervision. By adopting these practices, organizations can confidently navigate through the complex challenges of modern IT monitoring and ensure full visibility on their infrastructures.

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