Cloud adoption is a topic which we have published a number of blogs on; and have daily conversations about. The benefits of the cloud are well documented, from lower operational costs to better rates of availability.
Nobody is happy when the company network and systems are slow. Long wait times caused by slow applications and network speeds drain productivity throughout your organisation. As time goes on without a fix, users will start to lose their patience and faith.
Network monitoring solutions and SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) have been around for over twenty years; and has become a staple of many a network. With age comes a scepticism about how innovative such solutions can be; and whether or not they are commoditised, with literally hundreds of vendors offering such tools.
These days it seems that it is almost impossible to find an organisation who is not either using cloud infrastructure services, such as AWS (Amazon Web Services) or Microsoft Azure, or at least experimenting with them. The benefits are attractive, lower operating costs, better resilience and rapid deployment times are just a few.
Network monitoring software and solutions are nothing new, starting their humble beginnings with SNMP (Simple Network Monitoring Protocol) in the 1980s. Since then things have progressed to include easier to use protocols for monitoring such as WMI and syslog; as well as SNMP being upgraded to include authentication in version 3.