The cloud monitoring industry is rapidly expanding, and many businesses have been quick to adapt. In fact, half of all business workloads are currently running on the cloud. As such, it is very easy to see not only the potential but the fact that cloud services are here to stay. Already, 94% of enterprises already use the cloud to some extent. With big companies like Amazon and Microsoft already providing cloud services, it seems new ground is certain to be broken. But how effective are they?
For most, the cloud is much more cost-effective and space-efficient when it comes to storing data and certain business processes. However, this does not mean that it is without flaws. Namely, a lack of visibility into the cloud from a network operator point of view is a common hurdle. This flawed visibility is caused by metrics being split across numerous platforms and tools being ineffective for network engineers. Needless to say, data analysis is tremendously difficult and it’s even hard to assess if the cloud is the reason for bugs. Consequently, network outages increase in frequency and the troubleshooting usually suffers delays. Security and personal information are also more susceptible to data breaches due to this cloud service inefficiency.
How can you mitigate this risk? The most effective method currently is by the use of cloud monitoring services. Cloud monitoring services help by condensing data into a few platforms, allowing swifter troubleshooting and issue resolution. Furthermore, cloud monitoring also improves upon and introduces new tools for network engineers for easier network and bug assessment. Some services, like LiveAction, even integrate third-party cloud traffic and application performance data into one platform, ultimately simplifying the data analysis process. With their current costs and benefits, cloud monitoring seems like a quintessential addition to any business who wants to optimize their cloud services.