Asset Integrity Monitoring is a practice that focuses on achieving SLA commitments, ensuring equipment and data is secure, financial accountability, and tracking and reporting for regulatory compliance. Knowing what is in production, and what equipment is in inventory as spares or waiting for deployment is a daunting task when managed by a spreadsheet. More importantly is knowing where assets are physically. Ticketing systems rely on the CMDB and if the CMDB relies on individuals to update it manually it quickly becomes out of date and useless. Without a grasp on all of your assets can lead to overbuying, or missing SLAs when a repair is needed. Financial accountability and theft control also become concerns for many organizations and without accurate inventory and a traceable accounting for equipment.
This whitepaper will discuss the ongoing cycle and disciplines required for Asset Integrity Monitoring in your data center and across your Hybrid Cloud.