Instrumentation, monitoring, alerts, thresholds, logs and diagnostics are often an afterthought in the design of most systems. Companies now realize that most of their systems, most of the time, are in maintenance mode and the lack of visibility to vital metrics is very costly to the business. Expensive and disruptive surprises such as outages, slow downs, archive failures and security breaches can be proactively avoided by implementing a monitoring solution.
Scorpion has experience with 24x7x365 multi-tier high-volume transaction systems and know the key performance indicators (KPI’s) that need to be captured and monitored. We know how to add “hooks” to get diagnostic data and we know which reliable tools are the least expensive and least intrusive to the environment. Finally, we determine what “normal” operation should look like and thus are able to set early warning thresholds to alert the business when something is about to go wrong.