Cloud is Here and Your Monitoring Approach Should Change
As your application environments evolve, so must your monitoring approach.
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Forbes reports that approximately one in four companies are adopting public cloud services for enterprise applications, while about half said they were building internal clouds to manage key enterprise areas. Gartner expects the worldwide public cloud services market will grow 16.5% this year due to what it sees as a shift away from legacy IT services to cloud-based services as more companies pursue a digital business strategy.
As your application environments evolve, so must your monitoring approach. I recommend that you watch this webinar to see how you can monitor hybrid environments, even those that use PaaS or containers.
Cloud Fosters Agility
Cloud services and related technologies like PaaS, micro-services and containers help organizations rapidly deliver applications that scale to real-world conditions. Resources from the cloud can be provisioned on-demand, saving organizations the time and effort required to procure, deploy and manage new datacenters, as their needs grow.
Further, it lends itself to greater DevOps adoption where the release pipeline—from development to production—can be semi-automated to help teams release updates frequently without impacting quality.
Data Centers Are Here to Stay… For Now
No organization ventures to move all of their applications into the cloud and decommission their data centers at once. The process is usually gradual, where IT whets the cloud by moving less critical applications into it, before slowly but steadily migrating others where it makes business sense to do so.
During this time, IT organizations will need to manage both datacenter and cloud-based investments, and ensure that they serve business needs adequately.
Your Monitoring Strategy must Evolve
When you deploy applications in the cloud, their topology is often transient, nebulous, and unpredictably interrelated with countless other applications and services. This poses a serious challenge for performance monitoring, since many tools and techniques are still rooted to static physical concepts like tiers, servers and JVMs. It is no longer sufficient to simply identify the “most overloaded servers” or “top slowest code.”
Further, your monitoring approach should scale across your hybrid environment, and provide you with seamless insights that can help you see and troubleshooting issues in or out of the cloud.
Where to Start?
Watch this recorded webinar to understand the benefits and the challenges of deploying the applications across hybrid environments. You will see a new performance analysis paradigm that can help you monitor your hybrid environment, and real-world case studies where these techniques revealed major problems which previously went undiagnosed.
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