Extending Network Monitoring to Include Server Monitoring


Over time, you’ve bought, built, customized, and deployed a long list of effective network monitoring technologies. As a result, you now have an effective combination of systems, tools, reports, dashboards, and other resources that work together to give you a single, unified view of your network environment and its health. But what about server monitoring?

You and your team rely on your network monitoring capabilities every day. You use its comprehensive, real-time performance data and analytics to locate, diagnose, and remediate network performance issues whenever or wherever they crop up. Your monitoring system is an absolutely critical resource. Next to your staff’s experience, it’s the most important resource you have for ensuring that your network doesn’t suffer any outages or performance slowdowns, and that your users and the business processes they use and the apps that support it all – are always accessible, reliable, and performing well.

But what about your organization’s servers?

You’re leveraging newer monitoring capabilities such as automatic baselining and trending, and using historical performance data for strategic initiatives like capacity planning. You’ve filled the gaps, worked out the bugs, and tailored the system to your organization’s unique traits and requirements. Now have solid visibility into your networking environment, including routers, switches, and lots of other network devices.

More recently, you’ve extended coverage beyond the legacy parts of your network to your organization’s next-generation network segments. Your network monitoring coverage probably encompasses things like SD-WAN segments and a modernized Wi-Fi infrastructure. And on top of all that, you’ve kept everything accessible and visible from a single pane of glass.

Everything, that is, except all of those servers.

So, the big question is why your servers, arguably the most important network resource type of all, have been left out of your network monitoring regimen.

The answer probably goes something like this. “Well, it’s just always been handled that way. There’s the networking team – that’s us. And then there’s the server folks who are part of data center operations. Different business unit, separate budget, different tools, and just a different way of doing things.”

That’s all well and good, of course. But in today’s IT world, disruption of the status quo is fast becoming the norm versus the exception. Given all this change, maybe it’s time to stretch out your network monitoring tent so it covers your servers.

Here’s another question. Did you know that extending performance monitoring to cover your servers is easy with our SevOne Network Data Platform?

It’s true. In fact, you can leverage many of the same customizations, protocols, metrics and workflows you’re now using on the networking side. With just a little time and effort, you can extend the SevOne Platform’s industry-leading speed, flexibility and scalability into your server space – and add your servers to that crystal-clear picture of your network’s performance.

Server monitoring folded into network performance monitoring, bringing even more to your single pane of glass. It’s a great concept, and one whose time has come.

If you’re interested in what’s involved in extending your performance monitoring capabilities in this way, our network (and server!) performance monitoring experts are available and ready to walk you through the details. To get that conversation started, just Click Here.