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IT Infrastructure Monitoring

Choosing An Infrastructure Monitoring Tool

When choosing an infrastructure monitoring tool, consider
one that offers the following features:

Infrastructure monitoring is used to collect health and performance data from servers, virtual machines, containers, databases, and other backend components in a tech stack. Engineers can use an infrastructure monitoring tool to visualize, analyze, and alert on metrics and understand whether a backend issue is impacting users. In this article, we’ll explain how infrastructure monitoring works, its primary use cases, challenges to keep in mind, and tools to help you get started.

Machine learning

Tagged infrastructure metrics

Cloud-native and autoscaling support


Customizable alerts

Unified platform

Datadog Infrastructure Monitoring collects metrics from your hosts and containers at 15-second granularity.

Datadog Infrastructure Monitoring offers full visibility into infrastructure performance across any on-premise, hybrid, or cloud environment. The easy-to-deploy, open source Datadog Agent collects metrics from your hosts and containers at 15-second granularity, and turn-key integrations with more than 500 popular technologies ensure complete coverage of your environment.


With tag-based search and analytics, you can slice and dice your metrics to create fine-grained alerts or to focus investigations on a specific subset of your infrastructure. Datadog also provides machine learning-based tools to proactively detect issues for you. Datadog’s unified platform brings together infrastructure monitoring with application performance monitoring, log management, digital experience monitoring, and more—giving you everything you need to understand and resolve performance issues across any layer of your stack.

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