The Complete Picture of IT: Why You Need to Maintain All Historical Data

The Complete Picture of IT: Why You Need to Maintain All Historical Data

Data is a linchpin of decision-making – there's no arguing the power of a choice backed by the latest and deepest insight.

In the current environment, there's no shortage of data with which organizational leaders can leverage for these purposes. According to statistics from IDC and EMC, within the next three years, 1.7 megabytes of data will be created for each person on the planet every second. This means that the digital realm will be home to as much as 44 trillion gigabytes of data by 2020?.

As businesses try to understand which pieces of information are going to be relevant or insightful, it is important they maintain certain data repositories. This is especially true for businesses, particularly when it comes to data associated with their IT infrastructure performance.

What can this data tell you?

Companies that have a powerful IT performance monitoring solution in place – such as Galileo Performance Explorer – have a robust asset at their fingertips for storing and analyzing IT infrastructure performance data. This information is invaluable and can provide incredibly pertinent insights, including details that encompass the company's entire IT infrastructure. Users can monitor everything from configuration to capacity to performance of an organization's servers, critical applications, storage environments and area networks. This means that nothing is out of view for IT administrators.

What's more, Galileo Performance Explorer has specialized tagging capabilities that enable IT teams to monitor assets in way that means the most to them. They can group certain assets together according to their unique, user-created tags. In this way, monitoring specifically for migrations, consolidations, capacity planning or other important initiatives is a breeze.

The importance of historical data

Galileo is also unique in that it allows businesses to keep historical IT performance data for as long as they'd like. Doing this in-house would require considerable scalable resources to account for the growing repository, but businesses with Galileo always have the data they need, even if it's information from several years ago.

Especially in the current environment, historical data is key. There are a whole host of different, powerful ways to utilize this data:

  • Pinpointing usage trends that can forecast upcoming demands.
  • Creating performance thresholds necessary to support predictive IT monitoring.
  • Addressing potential performance issues before they impact end users.
  • Right-sizing IT environments. 
  • Ensuring that support is in place where it's needed, but the company isn't overpaying for unnecessary resources. 

Galileo is the only IT performance monitoring solution that maintains the historical data that decision-makers need. There's no limit to the insights this information can provide, and it is always accessible with Galileo Performance Monitor.

To learn more, contact us for a free trial today.

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