5 Reasons to think beyond SaaS monitoring tools
Everything related to how IT teams deliver and consume services is undergoing tremendous change. Monolithic architectures are being replaced by microservices-driven apps and the cloud-based infrastructure is being tied together and instrumented by DevOps processes. This is driving the need for greater visibility and better monitoring, which can be achieved either by using a SaaS monitoring solution or by adopting a broader monitoring platform.
There is some urgency when it comes to monitoring newly built apps, and quite often the decision is made to procure a SaaS monitoring solution to start monitoring them quickly. With so many of these SaaS applications in the market, how do you make the right choice and get the most value out of your investment? How do you ensure that the selected SaaS monitoring solution will scale to meet your growing needs a few years down the road?
SaaS Monitoring solutions specialize in different areas. One may be targeted for application performance monitoring while another may be a good fit for network monitoring or server monitoring. Service providers don’t take the time to make all their differently-specialized monitoring solutions work effectively together.
Overall, it becomes a very confusing proposition. How do you effectively monitor different technologies and pieces of infrastructure powering your IT?
In this technical paper, you will learn:
- Considerations while evaluating a monitoring service
- What typical SaaS Monitoring solutions are available
- Pros and cons of SaaS-based monitoring solutions
- Why a unified platform might be a better monitoring system