Unified Monitoring

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 CA Unified Infrastructure Management
(CA UIM, formerly CA Nimsoft Monitor) 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.