Results from recent studies show that the costs associated with downtime are huge, and they are only increasing. With the emergence of new technologies, businesses are continously required to adapt new applications. As these applications are becoming increasingly business-critical, the pressure to keep them up and running is huge.
The need for integration is growing quickly with the fast-paced introduction of new cloud services, APIs, hosted solutions, IoT, mobile devices...the world of standalone isolated systems are long gone.
Late last year, IDC released the report, DevOps and the Cost of Downtime: Fortune 1000 Best Practice Metrics Quantified. Some of their findings were:
- For Fortune 1000 companies, the average total cost of unplanned application downtime per year is $1,25 to $2,5 billion
- The average cost of critical application failure per hour is $500,000 to $1 million
Another study, by The Ponemon Institute; Report 2013 Cost of Data Center Outages found that businesses experience slightly less downtime now than when they performed the same study in 2010, but the cost of downtime, however, has increased.
- From 2010 to 2013 the cost of downtime increased from $5,600 per minute to $7,900.
- With an average recovery time of 119 minutes, the study found the total cost of an unplanned outage was about $901,500.
An efficient way to deal with today's integration challenges is for businesses to implement middleware. Middleware functions as the glue that holds all the different applications and systems that exist in your company together, and constitutes a platform that allow them to communicate effortlessy.
However, implementing and managing middleware can be a major challenge for businesses. It requires resources and staff with the necessary knowledge and experience to ensure everything is running smoothly. If the middleware is not handled correctly, errors will start piling up and eventually the system will crash.
It analytics and insight are crucial to optimizing and handling your middleware infrastructure. In stead of using valuable time and resources in training staff, an application performance monitoring tool will do everything for you. To ensure stability and 100% uptime an APM tool will automatically monitor all your busines processes to let you know of any errors before they become a serious problem. This proactivity is crucial to ensure that problems are not noticed by clients first, but picked up by you before the whole system is affected.
The AIMS core is designed to monitor complex scenarios like integration, and AIMS for BizTalk is the only proactive monitoring solution that lets you Find out about a problem before it's really a problem. Real-time alerts are sent to relevant IT team members before there's any reason to panic. Proactive warnings are highlighted directly on the Topological map with color coded components for easy localization.
Sudden changes in performance parameters can be the first early sign of an upcoming critical situation that can impact your whole BizTalk operation. AIMS constantly monitors performance parameters in your BizTalk servers, from top to bottom including ports and orchestrations. Deviations in behavior will be detected, correlated and alerted.
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