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Should Monitoring Systems Also Perform Mitigation?

Ethan Banks of Ethan Banks on Technology comments:

Shiny red lights and sundry messages can tell us when a transaction time is too high, an interface is dropping too many packets, database commits are taking too long, or a WAN link’s jitter just went south. That information is wonderful, but doesn’t resolve the issue. A course of action is required.

An interesting problem. Should a system just tell you things are broken? Or tell you that it fixed the broken things?

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