At its core, server monitoring helps keep you up-to-date by reviewing, analyzing and reporting processes that impact overall operations including security, availability and general health. However, system monitoring tools are important for more than just ensuring that they’re adequately serving their applications and users. In addition to monitoring applications’ availability and responsiveness, storage is closely monitored to provide you with warnings when your data is nearing storage thresholds or underperforming. In addition, IT monitoring software can help you understand additional items that could affect overall performance. These items include CPU and memory usage, general storage availability and overall system responsiveness that support the applications your business relies on. Just like with proactive alerting, server monitoring also helps with backup by keeping you up-to-date with information on what systems could impact or reduce your server’s health and ability to meet the goals of your Modern Data Protection strategy.