10 Reasons to Update Legacy Monitoring Tools

By Gina Roos

There is no doubt that companies rely on technology to conduct business. The challenge is that as their digital infrastructures grow and become more complex, the monitoring tools added over the years have become difficult to manage and use together. A new report, State of Legacy Tools, from SevOne, a digital infrastructure management solutions provider, finds that in many instances these legacy infrastructure monitoring tools don't work together, don't scale and don't provide insight into the health of the infrastructure. The survey of 322 IT professionals finds that legacy tools aren't supporting how businesses work today and companies are struggling to replace them. Even as they implement new initiatives, such as server virtualization, the cloud, software-defined networks and the Internet of things (IoT), they don't think their tools will support them. The good news for solution providers is that the majority of respondents said they are likely to select new tools for digital infrastructure management in 2016, and their budget for infrastructure monitoring will stay the same or increase. Here's why organizations should address their legacy monitoring tools as they implement new infrastructure initiatives.

This article was originally published on 2016-07-20
Gina Roos is a business and technology writer who has contributed print and Web articles to leading electronic industry publications. She was Editor-in-Chief at Electronics Sourcing North America, and served as Site Editor for UBM's Green SupplyLine and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Websites. She also authored the "In the Channel" column, covering the electronics distribution industry for EETimes ProductWeek. Gina was the founder and editor of Electronics Advocate, an online magazine covering design and supply chain issues in the electronics industry. The publication was sold to MMG Publishing UK in 2010. Gina has a degree in journalism.