As the saying widely attributed (correctly or incorrectly, you be the judge) to the great Albert Einstein goes, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
As the world of technology continues to evolve around us and the boundaries between network and systems become less defined, systems administrators and network administrators need to evolve their monitoring practices to take on a more application-centered focus, rather than the traditional silos of systems monitoring or network monitoring.
Hardly a day goes by in my travels and discourses that I don’t encounter an IT pro new to an organization that discovers they’ve inherited some server, application, service, etc. that doesn’t make sense in its current implementation.
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