Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary agents are now made largely redundant by native management tools, emerging standards and agentless monitoring architectures. Centauri makes disintermediation possible by providing a low-cost event management solution that unifies performance data and event messages under a common umbrella. This paper describes how you can take advantage of the disintermediation opportunity and minimize the risks of migrating from working proprietary data collectors to a new native-agent based solution.
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other basic tasks. During this period, low cost mini computers running UNIX began to proliferate throughout organizations, largely to feed the insatiable appetite of the IT Department, who was churning out applications using 4th Generation Languages (4GL) such as Oracle SLQ*Forms and Ingres ABF. Suppliers of these application development tools - RDBMS vendors such as Oracle, Ingres, and Informix - were not concerned about the management of these technologies: they were simply too busy adding features to