It would be an understatement to say that cloud computing has revolutionized IT. In terms of costs, scalability, and performance – cloud solutions have been the impetus for bringing traditional infrastructures into the digital age. Aside from all the advantages of the “as a service” delivery model, businesses over the past several years also have increasingly observed that the advantages of “running in the cloud” extend to another domain: monitoring all the new computing systems and services now in the cloud.
Cloud based monitoring relate to services that continually check the health and performance of a private cloud infrastructure. These services are comprised of tools that can monitor your environment’s web servers, networks, platforms, a large number of operating systems, applications, databases, and mail server to track uptime, downtime, and other metrics to ensure that an infrastructure runs as optimally as possible. With this in mind, there are a number of great reasons why cloud based monitoring makes so much sense today. Let’s get right to the point and outline why this approach makes a great deal of business sense, especially for the small company that needs to save money and scale up fast.
Fast and easy setup: Unlike the “old days” when IT shops had to spend all kinds of money on servers and other hardware, today anyone with a credit card in the business department can setup a cloud monitoring service in minutes. No firewall, hardware, or software installations are required; pay for what you use and you’re good to go!
Costs: This is probably the major and most obvious reason for cloud monitoring. Given the opportunity to run your monitoring out of the cloud on a pay as you go model, it’s very hard for most small and medium sized business to justify an in-house solution. It just makes so much sense to avoid the hassles and headaches of setting up your own infrastructure.
Efficiency and ROI: Aside from costs, the central reason why cloud monitoring makes sense is the increase in your business efficiency. One source puts it this way, “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. . .”
Low maintenance: There are no hardware to maintain, no patches to worry about, no lost downtime, or compatibility or dependency issues since all of this responsibility resides with the host of the cloud monitoring service.
Scalability and agility: Cloud based monitoring grow organically with your organizations; this means that new workstations or servers can be added on a self-service basis without the need for IT administrators to worry about engineering for peak loads.
Device and Location Independence: Cloud based monitoring vendors offer a 360 degree view of your infrastructure from any device, whether you’re at a desktop workstation or on a tablet or smartphone. All you need is an internet browser to keep tabs on what’s happening in your environment.
As we’ve outlined here above, there are significant advantages to offloading your network monitoring to a cloud based host – cost, scalability, efficiency, to name a few. And this frees your organization up to focus on growing your business, which matters the most anyway.
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