Real User Monitoring and Visual Monitoring are both user-centric strategies to ensure that quality metrics important to users are maintained. Their underlying methodology, however, is different, leading to a separate set of advantages and disadvantages for each approach. The proactive nature of visual monitoring can help you discover and remedy problems before users even notice them.
The Alyvix visual monitoring system helps you proactively find problems that would lower the usability of your IT services by monitoring factors such as availability and responsiveness. By tracking the results over time, it can also detect worsening trends that may not otherwise be noticed. Here we describe two real world examples cases illustrating actual problems that occurred and how they were resolved.