Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization

This specialization introduces participants to the comprehensive and flexible infrastructure and platform services provided by Google Cloud Platform. This course also covers deploying practical solutions including securely interconnecting networks, customer-supplied encryption keys, security and access management, quotas and billing, and resource monitoring.

This class is intended for the following participants:  Cloud Solutions Architects, DevOps Engineers.

The average Google salary for Cloud Platform Sales Engineers is $281K.

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DATA MONITORING SERVICES

Monitoring and evaluation in cloud computing are essential processes. They determine whether a company’s applications on the cloud are effective, safe, and efficient. They also help eliminate failures in cloud computing’s functions, ensuring that business processes are not negatively affected or vulnerable.

So far, several providers have developed different cloud monitoring tools. In many instances, the intention is to create benchmarks for functions. These tools are also utilized to detect bottlenecks in cloud applications.

CA Technologies 

New York based CA Technologies offers software solutions and services that provide tools for IT governance, IT management, and IT security for mainframe and distributed environments. Their core cloud solution is CA UIM, designed for proactively monitoring cloud and hybrid IT environments.

Rackspace

Rackspace acquired CloudKick in 2010, and then developed Rackspace Cloud Monitoring that is based on the acquired platform. Rackspace offers cloud monitoring services for public clouds like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as for private clouds like VMware.

Solarwinds

SolarWinds has been in business since 1999. There services can monitor all the infrastructure in your datacenter using WMI, SNMP, CIM, JMX & VMware® API protocols. Their client list includes a high number of Governmental agencies most notably: NSA, U.S Army, Department of Homeland Security and many others.

Amazon Cloud Watch

Part of the highly cost efficient Amazon Web Services (AWS) group, CloudWatch is a fairly basic, though very dynamic, tool that collects, monitors and tracks customizable data metrics. The Dashboards are interactive, allowing you to manually change categorizations and matrices through a very accessible API.

DataDog

DataDog is a startup based out of New York which secured $31 Million in series C funding. They are quickly making a name for themselves and have a truly impressive client list with the likes of Adobe, Salesforce, HP, Facebook and many others.

ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic has an excellent list of well known clients. They provide not only an IT monitoring tool but also able to utilize auto-discover IT assets, visualize dependencies, correlate events, enable automation, and more.

Cisco CloudLock

Cisco Cloud Consumption as a Service, renamed to Cisco CloudLock, is available for both enterprise customers and channel partners since January 2016. The service discovers all of the major cloud and SaaS platforms one’s customers use, and then provides assistance with optimization and consolidation of that portfolio.

OPSVIEW

Opsview is a global privately held IT Systems Management software company whose core product, Opsview Enterprise was released in 2009. The company has offices in the UK and USA, boasting some 35,000 corporate clients. Their prominent clients include Cisco, MIT, Allianz, NewVoiceMedia, Active Network, and University of Surrey.

LOADSTORM

Loadstorm has been in business offering SaaS products since 1999. Their Load testing service allows web developers to know how their applications respond under heavy volumes of HTTP traffic. LoadStorm puts massive cloud resources in the hands of web developers to enable them to improve the performance of their web applications.

Nagios

Nagios is one of the leading vendors of IT monitoring and management tools offering cloud monitoring capabilities for AWS, EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and S3 (Simple Storage Service). Their products include infrastructure, server, and network monitoring solutions like Nagios XI, Nagios Log Server, and Nagios Network Analyzer.

BMC

BMC Cloud Operations Management is a platform developed by BMC Software to offer proactive performance monitoring and capacity management. The Texas based company is traded publicly since 1988 and their solutions, including cloud performance and management tools, are implemented by 82% of Fortune 500 companies.

Bitnami

Bitnami Cloud Tools is a software suite that provides tools to manage and monitor AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. The company is well known for their easy to use cloud images, containers, and virtual machines that are developed to work on virtually any platform.

Monitis

Monitis has been in business since 2006 and their client list includes the likes of: AVIS, Survey Monkey, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge. They offer a Universal Cloud Monitoring Framework, Monitis can sync to other Cloud computing providers such as Rackspace, GoGrid, Softlayer, and many more.

IDERA

Idera provides deep server monitors that monitor the performance of critical applications, databases, Web servers, network devices, and critical system-level services. With up.time, data center monitoring and business server monitoring is a simple task. You can choose from any of up.time’s built-in server monitors, application monitors, or quickly define your own custom probes in minutes.

Apica

Apica was formed in 2005. Apica offers companies and developers, cloud-based load testing and web performance monitoring tools to test applications for maximum capacity, daily performance, improved load times, and protection from peak loads. Analyze online performance and pinpoint bottlenecks quickly and effectively. Their partners include: Rackspace, Rightscale, AWS and many others.

Sevone

SevOne boasts ‘user friendliness’ with the ability to view metric, flow, and log data, all in a single dashboard. With alliances like Cisco and Dell, SevOne is far reaching, utilizing Networks, 4GLte, and the “Hybrid Cloud” to standardize cloud infrastructure and alleviate visibility gap risk.

APPDYNAMICS

AppDynamics provides application performance management (APM) solutions aimed for DevOps and custom application developers. Their Application Intelligence Platform offers functionality to proactively monitor, manage, and optimize the most complex software environments. Since January 2017, the company is part of Cisco.

SEMATEXT

Sematext bridges the gap between performance monitoring, real user monitoring, transaction tracing, and logs. Sematext all-in-one monitoring platform gives businesses full-stack visibility by exposing logs, metrics, and traces through a single Cloud or On-Premise solution. Sematext helps smart DevOps teams move faster. The company is entirely self-funded and has served over 6,000 companies since 2013. 

 

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