You don’t have to be a horror movie fanatic to know that when a teenage couple is romantically involved together in the living room, while ironically watching a horror flick, someone’s going to die.

Other than the fact that it’s just plain, ol’ fate, the lights are dark, so visibility is pretty limited as it is. Couple that with the fact that their backs are toward those wide open, inviting French doors leading to the living room, and it’s a recipe for disaster.

While no one is going to lose their life in the data center or IT operations, what you can’t see can still hurt you, when it comes to the vital systems and applications powering your business. And many organizations are coming up well short with this visibility. For IT operations at these businesses, there are many things that they can’t see clearly, or that they have no visibility into at all. And in the areas that they have visibility, multiple disparate and disconnected tools are used, preventing them from getting the complete picture of how their IT systems are performing.

But these organizations also tell Aberdeen Group that a key strategy helping to bring organization to this chaos is to implement IT operations monitoring and analysis platforms that have a complete, real-time, unified, and end-to-end view of all systems and applications in an IT operations. Organizations thus are able to know which metrics are important to track, and understand how their systems are being used, preventing overutilization.

How are leading organizations doing this? The following are five capabilities of an end-to-end approach to monitoring IT operations:


While the disaster in your IT ops can never be as bone-chilling as in that disaster flick, with an end-to-end approach, the data shows that these organizations have high uptime, excellent performance, and are able to reduce costs and overcome the challenges of a modern IT operation.

For even more information on the benefits leading organizations see from an end-to-end view into IT operations, check out the free report, What You Can’t See Can Hurt You: Improving IT Operations with a Comprehensive Approach to IT Analytics.