“Round up the usual suspects.”
Monitoring your IT systems continues to be a critical part of ensuring that your business runs. But is it enough?
With the continually increasing complexity of IT systems, many businesses struggle to ensure that everything continues to operate at levels that the customers demand.
Monitoring systems generally track some or all of the following metrics for every system and subsystem that makes up the application stack:
- CPU consumption
- RAM Consumption
- Storage Consumption
- Network latency
- Network Transmit Speed
- Network Receive Speed
- Response Times
- Counts of application instances
- Request Rates
- Application Availability
- Garbage Collection
What this will tell you
Is each monitored system alive, and running within its minimum and maximum constraints?
What this will not tell you
Are all the systems connected together and delivering the business processes your company requires to enact its business?
Now Add Middleware messages to the monitoring solution
Now you can see and evaluate messages that each system is sending and receiving, and the impact each system has on the flow of your business. If any part of the system starts to falter you can see the change in the flow of messages and can then drill into the system metrics and implement changes to ensure that the flow of business is maintained within the SLA’s, you are in charge of.
When you consider the contents of messages being managed by the middleware applications in your business processes, you have an additional dimension of understanding of your business. Combine this with the technology metrics of classic monitoring and you have a level of understanding of your business that is light years ahead.
This is like going from 2D to 3D, like going from 405 lines of NTSC to 4K HD, like going from stone tablets to printed books. When you can combine system metrics with business understanding delivered from middleware message contents, you are able to abstract entire business process views of each customers interaction.
With an abstracted view of your business processes that shows each interaction flowing through your business processes you gain incredible visibility and can use this new perspective to be both pro-active and predictive.
Proactive monitoring allows you to see events early in their development and can take measures (either automatically or alert driven) to make changes and stop an event from becoming serious.
Predictive monitoring allows you to forecast future issues with increasing levels of accuracy and take decisive measures to avoid them ever happening.
Note: Being able to use middleware messages as part of your analysis is not the same as monitoring middleware systems. Middleware systems are like any other system, and many solutions can monitor the basic technical parameters of the middleware system, but only Nastel considers the contents of middleware messages as part of the monitoring, management, decision support and analysis.
Nastel provides an additional dimension to your business process / application process that no one else can. That is why Nastel is the choice of the world’s leading banks, financial institutions, health insurance providers and many others.
See what Nastel can do for you today at www.nastel.com