As the monitoring software vendors debate just how much to bridge the gap between test software and the working system, the lines will continue to blur as they automate the responses to the tests. The monitoring system is morphing into a management system. The most common change is adding or subtracting servers as the load changes. If the tests show that response times are slowing, the test systems can trigger the creation of new servers from the cloud without waiting for an administrator to make a decision.
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