Are legacy IT monitoring tools keeping you in digital deadlock?

Sure, you expect to be spooked by monster movies, haunted houses, and the ghostly goblins who may be lurking in your attic. But why should legacy IT monitoring tools send scary shivers up your spine?

If you are part of an enterprise, chances are you’re utilizing legacy infrastructure and application monitoring tools. In fact, a recent Forrester survey indicates only 12% of enterprises have fully transitioned to modern tools and 33% are still using more than 20 different tools. 

Why is this such a frightening statistic? Because legacy IT monitoring tools—those with disjointed and outdated offerings and strategies–fail to provide end-to-end visibility into digital services enterprises deliver to customers. This causes digital deadlock: lengthened service disruptions, issues finding faults in the system, and poor customer experiences while not supporting the shift to hybrid-cloud environments or new application architectures.  

Another reason to be spooked? According to Forrester, 86% of enterprises use at least one legacy tool and 37% are only using legacy tools. Modernizing and consolidating your tool set is greatly advised, because your IT staff is too busy struggling with the basics to learn new technologies. If youIT organization is spending the majority of its time and resources responding to issues instead of modernizing your infrastructure—you should be really scared of being left behind.  

And legacy monitoring tools cannot support next-generation architectures like container-based microservices or hybrid IT quickly, if at all. If an enterprise doesn’t evolve, they stay in survival mode—which can be great during a zombie apocalypse, but not so great if you want an agile enterprise that can drive more revenue for your business 

Another sign that you’re haunted by legacy monitoring tools? IT complexity. And according to Forrester, complexity increases with the use of 10 or more infrastructure and application monitoring tools, and 33% of companies are using more than 20, hindering agility and visibility. Challenges with IT complexity open enterprises up to three primary consequences: 

  • High costs to support the environment 
  • Service degradation (outages) 
  • Security risks 

Performance and availability outages disrupt business operations and can be very costly—eating away at limited resources and chances for investment in more effective tools—and more importantly, impacting your revenue 

Breaking Free From Digital Deadlock 

Forward-thinking enterprises are looking to drive extensive automation with artificial intelligence I(AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms—bringing order to chaos and future-proofing them as the adoption of newer technologies continues to rise. But they can’t do that with legacy tools. 

What are forward-thinking enterprises using? According to Forrester, IT decision makers report the business benefits of an AIOps-enabled monitoring solution to increase both operational efficiency and business agility—with the reduced cost of downtime cited as the top benefit. An AIOps-enabled monitoring solution can also help save time and money by increasing visibility into critical systems to quickly identify and resolve issues. This can lead to reduced interruptions and the high costs of performance outages. 

The ScienceLogic SL1 platform is designed for the evolving enterprise. It can help you break free from digital deadlock by supporting every step of your digital transformation journey to AIOps. SL1:  

  • Is a unified monitoring platform that gives you visibility into your entire IT environment in real time—the cloud, servers, network, storage, applications, and services.  
  • Collects and stores all your big data collected by your legacy monitoring tools and more —in a clean and normalized data lake—bringing context and meaning to your data by helping you see how each component works together to support your applications and business services.   
  • Helps you integrate and share data across your entire ecosystem in real time—applying bi-directional integrations to automate manual data and process workflows and free your team to innovate and deliver better business outcomes 

 Are legacy monitoring tools leaving you paralyzed with fear? Fight back by reading the Forrester Report> 

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