Unified Monitoring a Business Perspective

In the past few years, the enterprise computing landscape has changed dramatically. Virtualization,
outsourcing, SaaS, and cloud computing are creating fundamental changes, and ushering in an era in
which enterprises distribute increasingly critical IT assets and applications across multiple service
providers. These changes are rendering legacy monitoring tools, which have their roots in the
computing environments of a decade or more ago, virtually useless. This paper explores today’s
computing trends and their monitoring implications in detail. In addition, it reveals how a new
monitoring paradigm, the CA Nimsoft Unifi ed Monitoring architecture, uniquely addresses the
monitoring realities of today’s and tomorrow’s enterprises—whether they rely on internal platforms,
external service providers, or a combination of both.