So who cares about monitoring the environment?
In this setting, we’re not talking about the environment in the same sense Greenpeace and the other environmental activist groups do.
Not to dismiss the importance of their work, we’re just having a slightly different focus in this room.
Anyway, what or who’s environment are we talking about? Your servers! Core infrastructure equipment! Even the hallway leading to your datacenter and for the HSE-aware, your own cubicles.
But why? We’re already monitoring everything else. We know when disks are running full, network utilization hits the roof and whenever a device goes down.
Sure. But do you in all cases know why? Could you have prevented it?