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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least two management tools to do the same job: one being native, such as Microsoft Windows WMI, the other being a proprietary management agent, such as CA Unicenter. Apart from being an additional burden on resources, the true opportunity cost to the organization is that you are paying more money for a proprietary management tool that provides less value than the free native product! In fact, if that isn't bad enough, if you look carefully under the covers, you will see that these high-cost proprietary