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Testing is the New Monitoring

Login VSI has been providing testing software for quite some time.

However, testing has recently enjoyed somewhat of a Renaissance, so it seems only fitting that we should refresh our messaging at this time. Gartner recently said that Testing is the New Monitoring*, and we couldn’t agree more.

Many of our customers have known us for our load testing capabilities for a long time, but as Gartner points out, that is only one facet of testing, and we provide an entire testing platform, spanning both pre-production and production.

Let’s take a step back to see how we have all (analysts, testing vendors and the overall IT market) arrived at this epiphany (Testing is the New Monitoring). As enterprises continue to evolve, the number of business-critical applications increases and the environments they run in grow in complexity. The challenge of guaranteeing an excellent user experience in these new, complex environments demands more than monitoring tools alone can provide.

Testing is Proactive – Monitoring is Reactive

Today, 68% of enterprises are using up to five monitoring tools for the digital workspace. Yet, the most common complaint is that applications do not launch properly or run slowly, resulting in a poor user experience.

Identify and resolve problems before they impact your business

There is a major disconnect between what infrastructure and operations teams monitor and what the business cares about, resolving performance problems before they impact the business. To improve business outcomes and user experience, infrastructure and operations leaders need to evolve from reactive, component-based monitoring to a holistic, proactive testing approach.

Login VSI - Testing is the New Monitoring - Business Objectives Lost in Translation

Summary

With this background, it is easy to see why testing has become a very popular topic recently. It is quite simple really: monitoring is reactive, while testing is proactive and can catch failures before they affect production.

Therefore, to be the testing leaders our customers expect, we have refreshed our messaging with an eye towards this bigger picture. We have a new Testing is the New Monitoring page here, complete with a new video and five new detailed uses case pages (below), each of which includes new videos, case studies and other useful resources (cost/benefit calculators, etc.):

To learn more about why testing has become the new monitoring, visit here.

* Gartner 2021 Strategic Roadmap for IT Operations Monitoring, 1/30/21

About the author
Paul Campaniello

Paul Campaniello is the Vice President of Global Marketing at Login VSI. He is responsible for global marketing and communications, including GTM strategy, sales enablement, brand management, product marketing, demand generation, and analyst & public relations. Paul has held senior marketing roles at a variety of technology companies and he holds both a BS and a MBA from Bentley University.


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