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Cloud Monitoring : Introduction & More

We have always heard of “the cloud” from techie in every nook and corner of the web world as if there is only a single cloud. But to be fair, this is the best way it could be described as the end users are not supposed to be worried about the location of the data or where the applications are emerging from.

While I must say that “the cloud” now is not the only one, in fact the whole sky of clouds has been the technology “Cloud”. Now numerous companies offering clouds services for various applications. A form of cloud monitoring is essential now to keep a track of this. The cloud storage is for structured as well as unstructured data. Cloud service is for various platforms and could be public private or hybrid.

Keeping Track of Shifting Environments

All the Internal complications are invisible to end users , all they see is their data, but the cloud complexities and abundance is taken care by IT and Ops professionals.

Handling the cloud according to customer specifications is a humongous task. All they need is that the end users get to use their application as simple as possible and this makes an application successful in the market. The details of the application infrastructure are invisible to the customer and this makes the IT professionals to enforce much more capacity than they could afford it.

The price of cloud features and flexibility has quite less direct control over what goes inside it. Sometimes, what goes inside the cloud can be really dangerous t to application. For instance network latency can reduce the application’s responsiveness to a much greater extent

What matters to application users is that it has hung up, they don’t care or know what might be the actual fault. This might lead to customers’ dissatisfaction and hence a huge void in sales. For organizations, in case of a failure or network congestion, employees might sit idle for hour waiting for application to re run and thus a huge amount of productivity is lost.

Streamlining Cloud Management

Most of Cloud management use virtualized servers in their data centers. Heavy appliances linked to servers used to be the best solution available, but not now.

Today’s cloud users demand more responsive, supple and readily adaptable cloud monitoring which provide full range of cloud options that firms may access.

Applications are monitored in real time by boundary solutions with instant updating solutions. Grave problems like latency can be detected at very early stage and resolved well before they could even be escalated at a higher level

The cloud ecosystem is becoming richer, more varied, and more powerful. Let Boundary be a partner in binding that power to meet business needs more effectively.

Is Your Monitoring System Cloud Ready?

Below are some key considerations in determining if your monitoring system is cloud-ready.
  1. Deployment agility
  2. Ubiquitous access
  3. Ability to operate in a secure manner, within and across firewalls
  4. Capability to monitor the performance of applications hosted in the cloud
  5. Capability to monitor remote desktops efficiently
  6. Extensibility to support cloud provider APIs
  7. End-to-end monitoring, with automated root cause analysis
  8. Ability to deliver monitoring itself as a cloud-based service
  9. Licensing flexibility