Many moons ago, monitoring was as simple as spinning up a Nagios instance, or Solarwinds if the business you worked for was a little ‘flush’ with cash. It did exactly what you wanted, allowed you to monitor via SNMP or WMI, and it gave you a simple graphical interface for each ‘node’ that you looked after. Over the last few years though, there is far more to monitoring. Its an area I have an interest in, so I thought I’d document some of what I’ve seen recently.
This week I’ve been lucky enough to free enough time to attend SplunkLive! at the Intercontinental Hotel in London. I’m a big advocate of getting out of the office, and away from the work ‘bubble’ to educate myself on product developments, and networking with other like-minded individuals to see what their focus is on, and of course – what technologies they are using.
Data is key nowadays, and how businesses use that data, to thwart a potential attack is very interesting. What is more interesting for me though is how we can use the masses of data to add value back to the business through data analysis.