System and Network Monitoring

A wise man once told me "If you can monitor it, you can manage it."

In today's IT world, this holds to be an absolute. From availability to performance, without proper monitoring IT shops are only able to manage the end-user experience in a reactionary mode. Being able to predict when more resources will be needed rather than react to slowdowns and outages is the goal of all IT organizations.

Examples of System / Network Monitoring work I have done:

-- Established 24x7 NOC including implementation of monitoring tools for network/servers/applications..

-- Integration of separate application monitoring tools, utilizing best of breed methodology.

-- HP Openview implementations

-- NetIQ Implementations

-- Nagios Implementations

-- VPN based Wide Area Networks

-- Client based VPN