In this blog post, we will talk about three tools, from SolarWinds and Runecast, that we help clients leverage to make their audit and compliance efforts faster, easier, and more accurate.
In this final part of our Observability and Maturity Series, we wrap up with a discussion on Data Analytics and Business Outcomes. If you’ve made it this far, you should be on the right track in terms of leveraging your IT tools to fully monitor your entire IT estate, minimize downtime, optimize application performance, and streamline troubleshooting through powerful, tool-driven, cross-domain intelligence.
At Loop1, we put a different twist on “AI,” specifically, we focus on Automation & Integration. The problem that automation & integration aim to solve is primarily large-scale data correlation. The intention is “we can buy different tools from different vendors, and still correlate the data easily after deployment.” Unfortunately, that milestone is rarely reached.
Welcome to part five in our Observability Maturity Series, Security, and Compliance. As a result of the Sunburst and Supernova attacks in late 2019, this area has received incredible scrutiny within SolarWinds and among those with Orion deployments. An intrinsic approach to security applies not only to how the Orion platform is deployed but also to knowing the capabilities in the SolarWinds suite of products and leveraging them fully to ensure strong cyber-security hygiene throughout IT operations.
Welcome to the fourth segment in our Observability and Maturity Series, Observability Data and Metrics. With the concept of Observability Data and Metrics, we are focused on ensuring we collect the right information with the right amount of fidelity and then store and retain that data in ways that protect Network Management System (NMS) performance while still supporting robust data analytics and trend analysis over the long term.
Organizations spend millions of dollars annually yet never fully understand the functionality available in the tools they own. The fact that concepts like tool consolidation and rationalization are so prevalent in the IT industry speaks volumes to the increasing trend of organizations trying to fight against this problem.
In this post, we dive deeper into the ‘how’ of pursuing maturity in IT operations through improved monitoring and observability. Specifically, we explore the concept of Stakeholders and their alignment to the business services the organization depends on.
In this first part of our series on Observability and Maturity, we introduce L1M3, Loop1’s model for ensuring that monitoring & observability tools are deployed optimally to facilitate continuous improvements to IT operations and business outcomes. Read on to learn about the 5 Phases of Maturity.
At some point in your IT career, you probably encountered a server or network device named according to one or more of those types of naming conventions. But those days are long gone, right? Based on my recent experience, organizations are still struggling with standard naming conventions.
The number. Someone in your organization likely knows your number. Some talk about it openly and seek to make it better. Others avoid the topic as an uncomfortable reminder of failed projects doomed to incompletion due to unfinished migrations or unexpected integration failures.