IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools

IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools Overview

IT infrastructure monitoring tools enable organizations to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they can adversely affect critical business processes. They give insight into the status of physical, virtual, and cloud systems and help ensure availability and performance. In addition to monitoring the entire infrastructure and business processes, they can also help with planning for upgrades before outdated systems begin to cause failures and respond to issues as soon as problems become evident. They can also help ensure that any necessary outages have minimal impact on users.


Infrastructure management covers the sub-categories of systems management, network management and storage management and, although these systems have traditionally been on-premise, increasingly they are moving to the cloud.

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TrustRadius Top Rated for 2022

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IT Infrastructure Monitoring Products

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace is an APM scaled for enterprises with cloud, on-premise, and hybrid application and SaaS monitoring. Dynatrace uses AI-supported algorithms to provide continual APM self-learning and predictive alerts for proactive issue resolution.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers application and server monitoring capabilities. SAM allows for self-service for easy setup, 1200+ monitoring templates, and customization options, as well as integrate with other SolarWinds products.

Key Features

  • Server availability and performance monitoring (272)
    95%
    9.5
  • Threshold alerts (273)
    92%
    9.2
  • Application monitoring (268)
    91%
    9.1
ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic is a system and application monitoring and performance management platform. ScienceLogic collects and aggregates data across and IT ecosystems and contextualizes it for actionable insights with the SL1 product offering.

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor provides an agentless SaaS-based monitoring platform. LogicMonitor provides prebuilt integrations and an open API, and is designed to provide monitoring across networks, servers, applications, websites, and containers, including insights and reporting capabilities.

New Relic

New Relic

Customer Verified
Top Rated

New Relic is a SaaS-based web and mobile application performance management provider for the cloud and the datacenter. They provide code-level diagnostics for dedicated infrastructures, the cloud, or hybrid environments and real time monitoring.

Auvik

Auvik

Customer Verified
Top Rated

Auvik's cloud-based network management software gives users insight into the networks they manage, and automates complex and time-consuming network tasks. Real-time network mapping and inventory mean users know what's where, even as users move. Automated config backup and restore…

Key Features

  • Network monitoring (82)
    83%
    8.3
  • Automated network device discovery (82)
    81%
    8.1
  • Alerts (81)
    79%
    7.9
ConnectWise Automate (formerly LabTech)

ConnectWise Automate, formerly LabTech, is a remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform. It provides powerful automation to discover and manage devices, monitor for problems, and scripts repetitive action.

Key Features

  • Automated alerts and notifications (16)
    81%
    8.1
  • Multiple Server Monitoring (16)
    79%
    7.9
  • Remote monitoring (16)
    76%
    7.6
Nagios Core

Nagios provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components. Multiple APIs and community-build add-ons enable integration and monitoring with in-house and third-party applications for optimized scaling.

AppDynamics

AppDynamics is an APM and Mobile APM program, with application mapping and predictive capabilities. These capacities enable automated remediation and code-level diagnostics in real time. It can be deployed on-premise or as a SaaS.

Key Features

  • Application monitoring (33)
    91%
    9.1
  • Threshold alerts (32)
    89%
    8.9
  • Database monitoring (33)
    80%
    8.0
SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics (formerly Librato) is an IT infrastructure monitoring service and APM, based on technology acquired by SolarWinds with Librato in 2015 to expand its cloud monitoring portfolio.

Key Features

  • Application monitoring (28)
    85%
    8.5
  • Threshold alerts (24)
    80%
    8.0
  • Database monitoring (26)
    79%
    7.9
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) is a monitoring and application performance management option, with the core datacenter and cloud-based systems monitoring.

Key Features

  • Threshold alerts (24)
    99%
    9.9
  • Server availability and performance monitoring (23)
    96%
    9.6
  • Database monitoring (24)
    92%
    9.2
Zabbix

Zabbix is an open-source network performance monitoring software. It includes prebuilt official and community-developed templates for integrating with networks, applications, and endpoints, and can automate some monitoring processes.

Datadog

Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev and Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.

Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center Suite is a family of IT management software for network monitoring, updating and patching, endpoint protection with anti-malware, data protection and backup, ITIL- structured IT service management, remote administration and more. It is available in two editions:…

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring (formerly SignalFx)

SignalFX is Real-Time Cloud Monitoring and Observability for Infrastructure, Microservices and Applications. SignalFX was acquired by Splunk in August 2019. SignalFX Infrastructure Monitoring provides real-time cloud monitoring and observability platform for infrastructure, microservices…

Veeam ONE

Veeam ONE is virtualization management technology from Ohio based VMware partner Veeam Software.

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS

Customer Verified
Top Rated

IntelliMagic Vision's AI-driven analytics enables z/OS experts to proactively monitor and manage their end-to-end z/OS environment, prevent disruptions, optimize performance, improve support for new applications, reduce software costs, eliminate unnecessary hardware purchases, and…

Pulseway

Pulseway is an IT monitoring and management solution that enables users to monitor, manage and control all systems and servers from a smartphone, tablet or browser. For system administrators, Pulseway sends a notification, so they can see an issue and sort it in seconds. Pulseway…

ManageEngine OpManager

ManageEngine's OpManager is network performance monitoring software.

Key Features

  • Alerts (10)
    86%
    8.6
  • Network monitoring (10)
    83%
    8.3
  • Automated network device discovery (10)
    75%
    7.5
NetApp Cloud Insights

NetApp Cloud Insights is an infrastructure monitoring tool that gives users visibility into their complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, users can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all resources including public clouds and private data centers.

Splunk Real User Monitoring (RUM)

Splunk Infrastructure Real User Monitoring (RUM) enables monitoring of any stack, on-prem, hybrid, and multiclou

Key Features

  • Application monitoring (7)
    84%
    8.4
  • Database monitoring (7)
    76%
    7.6
  • Threshold alerts (7)
    76%
    7.6
Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management (formerly from CA)

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Manager, formerly from CA Technologies, is a unified tool for systems monitoring and analytics. It offers multiple deployment options for IT teams and MSPs .

Foglight

Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.

Icinga

Icinga is an open source network monitoring platform. It includes automation, modularized integration packages, and prebuilt alerts and reporting capabilities.

StackState

StackState is an observability solution that helps enterprises decrease downtime and prevent outages by breaking down the silos between existing monitoring tools and tracking changes in dependencies, relationships, and configuration over time. The system relates these changes to…

Learn More About IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools

What is IT Infrastructure Monitoring Software?

IT infrastructure monitoring tools enable organizations to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they can adversely affect critical business processes. They give insight into the status of physical, virtual, and cloud systems and help ensure availability and performance. In addition to monitoring the entire infrastructure and business processes, they can also help with planning for upgrades before outdated systems begin to cause failures and respond to issues as soon as problems become evident. They can also help ensure that any necessary outages have minimal impact on users.


Infrastructure management covers the sub-categories of systems management, network management and storage management and, although these systems have traditionally been on-premise, increasingly they are moving to the cloud.

IT Infrastructure Monitoring Features & Capabilities

  • Automated Device Discovery

  • Topology Mapping

  • Alerts

  • Customizable Reports

  • Multi System Monitoring

  • Performance Analysis

  • Dashboards and Visualization

  • Usage Monitoring

IT Infrastructure Monitoring Comparison

One of the major factors to consider when choosing an IT infrastructure monitoring solution is what your feature needs are, and what features are included in the options you are considering. This may seem obvious, but IT infrastructure monitoring tools are somewhat unique in that they often offer a variety of differing features. Since IT infrastructure Monitoring is a subsection of observability platforms, many observability tools also include log management or APM features. You should determine what your feature needs are to inform your decision on what IT Infrastructure monitoring solution to go with.

IT Infrastructure Monitoring Pricing

Most IT infrastructure monitoring solutions are cloud based as a service tools. As such businesses should expect to pay a monthly subscription fee, with rates varying depending on what features are included in the service.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What businesses benefit most from an IT infrastructure monitoring solution?

Businesses benefit more from IT Infrastructure monitoring the more complex their infrastructure is. For businesses with a variety of systems, all of which need constant monitoring, and IT infrastructure monitoring tool is essential. If you only have a few less complicated systems you may be able to do without.

How is IT Infrastructure Monitoring different from observability?

Most observability tools offer IT Infrastructure monitoring as a feature, while many IT infrastructure monitoring tools are specific to IT infrastructure monitoring. Which one is right for you just depends on whether you need the broader suite of features an observability platform provides or not.

What do IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools do?

IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools (ITIM) capture, record, and analyze information about cloud and data center infrastructure performance in real-time. This information gives businesses the opportunity to promptly address issues before they can adversely affect their customers and operations. These tools track the availability, performance, and resource utilization of servers, networks, and storage.

What are the benefits of using IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools?

The real-time monitoring provided minimizes downtime and helps prevent outages. This preserves customer satisfaction, maintains employee productivity, protects the organization’s reputation, and avoids the high costs and revenue losses associated with outages occurring in mission-critical systems. Trend information and analytics offer guidance for future upgrades and provide input into IT budget planning.