Thoughts on Cloud Performance Monitoring

Thoughts on Cloud Performance Monitoring

Cloud computing is taking over the IT world; there is no doubt about it. IDC predicts that over the next five years spending on public IT cloud services will increase from $21.5 billion in 2010 to $72.9 billion in 2015. This translates into one of every seven dollars spent on packaged software, servers and storage in 2015 to be related to the public cloud.

To me, there is no doubt that the cloud is serious business. And the cloud is all about leveraging resources, to ensure their best possible distribution and use, which brings about those well known advantages: cost, efficiency and flexibility. But in order to make sure all resources are put to best use, the ability to monitor cloud computing systems and services is essential.

There are two aspects of cloud performance monitoring to be considered.

  • Cloud performance monitoring for users

  • Cloud performance monitoring for development

Recognizing their importance for businesses, technologies for the monitoring of IT cloud resources for enterprises have started to emerge since 2009. The well publicized cloud services outages and disruptions this year have further highlighted the necessity for effective cloud monitoring solutions that need to be focused on business needs, proactive and in real time.

For development teams, effective cloud performance monitoring of the cloud systems is equally important, allowing them to solve critical problems before they impact service delivery. There are a few features a good cloud monitoring product for developers should have:

  • Easy and rapid install

  • Provide in depth performance details

  • Provide actionable analytics in real time (seconds, or less).

  • Leverage rapid deployment

  • Speed and scalability

  • Real-time visualization with in-depth analytics and alerting.

  • Support all types of cloud environments

  • Provide a wholistic view of the system.

To use the words of Scott Johnson, CEO of CopperEgg and someone who knows quite a bit about building solutions for developers by developers, “the key is providing easy-to-use products that enable development teams to focus on building valuable applications in the cloud instead of having to spend large amounts of time worrying about the infrastructure being used to support them.”

And I would like to add the extensive use of cloud performance monitoring solutions to the other changes in the software industry I explored in previous articles like More Thoughts on how is Cloud Computing Changing the Software Industry. Because as the environment is becoming more complex, development teams need access to more comprehensive products in order to control it.

By Rick Blaisdell

About CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading authorities in connected technology information and services.

We embrace and instill thought leadership insights, relevant and timely news related stories, unbiased benchmark reporting as well as offer green/cleantech learning and consultive services around the world.

Our vision is to create awareness and to help find innovative ways to connect our planet in a positive eco-friendly manner.

In the meantime, you may connect with CloudTweaks by following and sharing our resources.

View All Articles

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Achieving Network Security In The IoT

Achieving Network Security In The IoT

Security In The IoT The network security market is experiencing a pressing and transformative change, especially around access control and orchestration. Although it has been mature for decades, the network security market had to transform rapidly with the advent of the BYOD trend and emergence of the cloud, which swept enterprises a few years ago.…

Cloud-Based Services vs. On-Premises: It’s About More Than Just Dollars

Cloud-Based Services vs. On-Premises: It’s About More Than Just Dollars

Cloud-Based Services vs. On-Premises The surface costs might give you pause, but the cost of diminishing your differentiators is far greater. Will a shift to the cloud save you money? Potential savings are historically the main business driver cited when companies move to the cloud, but it shouldn’t be viewed as a cost-saving exercise. There…

Using Private Cloud Architecture For Multi-Tier Applications

Using Private Cloud Architecture For Multi-Tier Applications

Cloud Architecture These days, Multi-Tier Applications are the norm. From SharePoint’s front-end/back-end configuration, to LAMP-based websites using multiple servers to handle different functions, a multitude of apps require public and private-facing components to work in tandem. Placing these apps in entirely public-facing platforms and networks simplifies the process, but at the cost of security vulnerabilities. Locating everything…

What the Dyn DDoS Attacks Taught Us About Cloud-Only EFSS

What the Dyn DDoS Attacks Taught Us About Cloud-Only EFSS

DDoS Attacks October 21st, 2016 went into the annals of Internet history for the large scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that made popular Internet properties like Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify and Box inaccessible to many users in the US. The DDoS attack happened in three waves targeting DNS service provider Dyn, resulting in a total of about…

Adopting A Cohesive GRC Mindset For Cloud Security

Adopting A Cohesive GRC Mindset For Cloud Security

Cloud Security Mindset Businesses are becoming wise to the compelling benefits of cloud computing. When adopting cloud, they need a high level of confidence in how it will be risk-managed and controlled, to preserve the security of their information and integrity of their operations. Cloud implementation is sometimes built up over time in a business,…

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data The modern enterprise is digital. It relies on accurate and timely data to support the information and process needs of its workforce and its customers. However, data suffers from a likability crisis. It’s as essential to us as oxygen, but because we don’t see it, we take it for granted.…

How Formal Verification Can Thwart Change-Induced Network Outages and Breaches

How Formal Verification Can Thwart Change-Induced Network Outages and Breaches

How Formal Verification Can Thwart  Breaches Formal verification is not a new concept. In a nutshell, the process uses sophisticated math to prove or disprove whether a system achieves its desired functional specifications. It is employed by organizations that build products that absolutely cannot fail. One of the reasons NASA rovers are still roaming Mars…

Digital Twin And The End Of The Dreaded Product Recall

Digital Twin And The End Of The Dreaded Product Recall

The Digital Twin  How smart factories and connected assets in the emerging Industrial IoT era along with the automation of machine learning and advancement of artificial intelligence can dramatically change the manufacturing process and put an end to the dreaded product recalls in the future. In recent news, Samsung Electronics Co. has initiated a global…

The Importance of Cloud Backups: Guarding Your Data Against Hackers

The Importance of Cloud Backups: Guarding Your Data Against Hackers

The Importance of Cloud Backups Cloud platforms have become a necessary part of modern business with the benefits far outweighing the risks. However, the risks are real and account for billions of dollars in losses across the globe per year. If you’ve been hacked, you’re not alone. Here are some other companies in the past…