Cloud-based server monitoring is a quick and easy service to implement, with no upfront capital costs or infrastructure to deploy. You can have full monitoring of all your critical servers set up in minutes, while still tending to your day job. If you’d like to know more, here are the top eight benefits of cloud-based server monitoring.
1. Fast and Easy Setup
Cloud-based server monitoring already has the infrastructure in place, and should have pre-configured setups to make it as simple to get started as possible. Agent-based installs mean no firewall changes, hardware or software installations are required, and you can get started in a matter of minutes.
2. Easy Maintenance
Cloud-based server monitoring is a solution that comes without any additional maintenance overhead, as this responsibility lies with the host. There’s no hardware for you to maintain, no additional operating systems to patch and any time an update is released, it is implemented immediately, with no effort on your part and no worries about compatibility, dependencies or conflicts.
3. Scalability and Agility
Cloud-based server monitoring solutions can support your business growth efficiently. Whether your network infrastructure grows organically, or through acquisition, the “on demand” provisioning of licenses means you can add new workstations or servers in on a self-service basis. This also means that IT administrators do not have to engineer for peak loads.
4. Cost-effective Deployments
Because they are offered on a subscription-based pricing model, cloud-based server monitoring solutions allow you to keep costs low and manageable. That keeps set up costs minimal, as you pay only for the systems you want to monitor. In addition, as they do not require infrastructural changes to your network, you can convert capital expenditure costs into operational ones.
Because resources and costs are shared across a large pool of users, cloud-based server monitoring solutions allow for the centralization of infrastructure in locations with lower costs. Therefore, there can be savings on ancillary expenses to your network infrastructure that include cheaper rents, power costs and so forth. Also, your peak-load capacity will increase and you will see efficiency improvements for systems that are often only ten to 20 percent utilized.
Cloud-based monitoring server solutions offer you an outside view of what is going on with your servers and workstations, independent of your own systems. In addition, such a solution is also useful for business continuity and disaster recovery situations as all asset information is held safely on the server-side
7. Remote Management
Cloud-based solutions work with lightweight agents to monitor the health of workstations and servers and communicate back with the cloud. This gives you complete visibility across all your monitored computers, whether they are on the corporate network or not.
8. Device and Location Independence
Whether you are at a workstation, browsing on a tablet, or just using a smartphone, cloud-based server monitoring makes it a snap to see what’s going on across your systems with their easy to use web-based management consoles. These can be viewed by any device with a browser and Internet access, wherever you are. No more admin consoles with complicated software installs, or having to pull out your laptop just to see what’s going on.
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