The supermarket giant has gone live with the first phase of a six-month programme in which Hewlett-Packard's Openview suite is being implemented.
Openview will replace a number of disparate monitoring systems and allow the company to gain a unified view which will enable it to monitor business processes rather than discrete sub-systems in its IT environment.
Joe Galloway, service delivery director at Tesco, said, "The key thing is to get a business view of systems. Rather than looking at a system name or a piece of hardware, we will be able to understand how a business process is operating. Ultimately this will enable business managers to monitor things."
Galloway said that traditionally Tesco has been a mainframe business but the move to .net will require the monitoring of performance from end-to-end of planned .net applications such as shopfloor provision of information to workers' handheld devices.
The first phase of Tesco's Openview roll-out went live last month with its application to the company's datawarehousing, core networks between datacentres and five trial stores. The full roll-out is scheduled for completion by next summer.