Infrastructure Monitoring Shouldn't be as Hard as Dark Souls
For fans of Dark Souls, the difficulty is a large part of the appeal. They go into the game expecting a challenge, knowing that the reward will be far more satisfying if they are able to persevere and overcome the pitfalls that lay ahead.
IT management shouldnt be nearly that intimidating. You want your business to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, with software that reduces the number of unexpected hiccups that crop up during your companys day to day operations.
Thats where NiTO can help. As a comprehensive infrastructure management platform, NiTO allows you to monitor every device connected to your network. It will send you an alert whenever something goes wrong (or is predicted to go wrong), and you can create customizable dashboards that show the metrics that are most relevant to your business, which makes NiTOs user interface far more intuitive than the average video game.
Thats particularly true in the case of Dark Souls. From Softwares notoriously difficult creation will force you to flip through several menu screens every time you want to compare weapons or pull an Estus Flask from your inventory. NiTO has its share of screens -- sometimes you need to dig to find the root of a problem -- but NiTOs customizable dashboards can streamline many of your day to day operations. A dashboard will provide you with a summary view that fits neatly on a single screen, which is incredibly useful if youre just checking in. You dont need to scroll down to see the bottom half of a bar graph, nor do you need to open multiple tabs to keep tabs on your network.
Of course, some people enjoy a good mystery. Dark Souls is filled with arcane lore, as well as items that will take up space in your inventory until you figure out what theyre for. Most players will die over and over again trying to master the timing and attack patterns of enormous boss monsters like the formidable Gravelord Nito (no relation), a shambling collection of skeletons leading a horde of undead minions.
In business, you cant afford that kind of trial and error. You need to get things right the first time because you dont get to respawn at the nearest bonfire if everything goes sideways.
With that in mind, we wanted to make it much easier to get where youre going. In some ways, NiTO and Dark Souls are more similar than they might seem at a glance. Both are designed in a way that encourages you to use the tools at hand to accomplish specific objectives. Though it initially seems obtuse, Dark Souls is in fact an intricate matrix of interlocking systems that are as predictable as clockwork once you understand the mechanics. Gravelord Nito goes down much faster once youve equipped a Wolf Ring and a divine weapon to bring down his minions.
NiTO is essentially a cheat code that allows you to jump straight to the conclusion. Everything is clearly labeled, so when you install a new widget or check on the status of a specific device, you dont need to decipher the clues to unlock the hidden meaning.
More importantly, youll also receive an immediate phone, SMS and/or email alert whenever something does go wrong, with NiTO guiding your attention directly to the thing that needs fixing. When you need to solve the problem, you cant afford to waste time sifting through lines of code to figure out where that problem has occurred. NiTO will tell you exactly where you need to go, so you can respond to a changing technological ecosystem and make informed decisions in a more timely manner. Unlike Gravelord Nito, the NiTO app will never leave you guessing.
Despite our best efforts, there is a bit of a learning curve with NiTO. You know your business better than we ever could, so we cant tell you which metrics will be the most helpful for your department. Just as it takes some time to find a Dark Souls weapon that suits your playstyle, it may take some experimentation to identify the data that best reflects your companys goals.
Weve simply tried to give you as many options as possible, without hiding them behind invisible walls and layers of dark lore.
Whereas Dark Souls and Gravelord Nito are challenges to be overcome, the NiTO app is designed to serve your interests. You dont need a strategy guide, nor will you need to watch a how-to video of someone beating the game on YouTube.
More importantly, it also means that theres no right way to solve any given problem. In Dark Souls, success often hinges on knowing exactly which item you need to bring down each boss, many of which can only be used once and only serve a single purpose. NiTO is more versatile, and will allow you to develop your own strategy using analytic tools that are applicable in a wide variety of situations.
The end result is an IT management program that wont fight back. Dark Souls is more unwelcoming than many other video games, and asks you to make a serious investment before divulging its secrets. Thats what makes it so popular, but it also drives many people away before they make it very far.
NiTO was built to be accessible. Were confident that weve designed a platform that will work for anyone, providing your IT department with some much needed instant gratification.