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How to monitor cloud

What is cloud monitoring?

Enterprises are expeditiously migrating to the cloud on account of the various benefits the cloud offers. Although there are various types of cloud on the market, public cloud is preferred by many. As it is with any type of technology, constant surveillance of cloud KPIs is necessary to prevent performance issues and the repercussions it provokes.

Cloud monitoring is the process of tracking and keeping an eye on all the performance metrics associated with ensuring the quality of service to the virtual resource users, otherwise known as cloud.

The scope of cloud technology is vast and monitoring it will help you spy on blind spots within the infrastructure and gain control over its output. Monitoring can also enable you to detect anomalies in performance, ensure peak performance of all the elements, and validate SLAs.

Monitor your cloud services from a single pane of glass

Cloud application components depend on technologies which distinctively classify as both PaaS and IaaS. For this reason, enterprises employ various cloud monitoring tools which are then wielded collaboratively. With several cloud providers on the market, admins often find it difficult to monitor all of the services they use considering the dynamic nature of the technology and the fact that there's a specialized tool for each service. With a cloud-agnostic tool like Applications Manager, you can monitor all your services from a single console.


Cloud technologies you can monitor with Applications Manager:

Types of cloud monitoring

There are various factors to consider when monitoring a multi or a hybrid cloud environment. Since applications are dependent on various elements and technologies that are both inclusive and exclusive of the cloud infrastructure, tracking metrics related to all the dependent technologies is deemed necessary to ensure optimal performance of the apps. Therefore the umbrella of cloud performance monitoring can be split into the following individual yet interdependent monitoring types:

Cloud services monitoring

Cloud services such as the services offered by the public cloud vendors come under this category. These services include virtual machines, Kubernetes containers, databases, and load balancers which are offered as PaaS, SaaS and IaaS. Applications Manager's cloud server monitoring offers tracking of these services to help you observe and detect any changes that could affect their performance and efficiency.

What is Cloud Monitoring? - ManageEngine Applications Manager

Cloud application monitoring

Application performance monitoring capabilities can help gauge the applications' behavior in external circumstances. One of the most important deal breakers for consumers when interacting with an application is high latency. The latency or the response time can be formulated from application elements and network elements. Tracking data transfers (upload and download) will reveal a lot about the network latency. On the other hand, monitoring application elements can shed light on the processing time or the application latency. Applications Manager's application performance monitoring capabilities enables you to observe and optimize web applications built on the cloud by providing insightful and discerning information about the key metrics involved.

Why cloud monitoring is important? - ManageEngine Applications Manager

Cloud cost monitoring

As you scale cloud services, the cost incurred grows along with it. Sometimes, it may blow out your budget without your knowledge unless proper measures are taken to monitor it periodically. Applications Manager's AWS cloud monitoring capability provides you with a platform to monitor the funds spent on the AWS cloud services and make sure you never go beyond your quota for the services and scale accordingly.

Storage monitoring

Cloud applications can fail from storage issues. Lack of storage leads to lack of scalability and the inability to accept the data in the data queue. This can lead to a standstill of applications and hence observation of storage elements on a deeper level is necessary. Storage space isn't the only KPI that needs constant monitoring. The transaction rates or throughput divulges information about the underlying operations occurring in the database/storage. Applications Manager's cloud monitoring solution tracks read/write operations and traffic that will help prevent deadlock situations.

Host monitoring

Monitoring the virtual and physical hosts simplifies the process of resource management. A lot of applications and elements can be dependent on a single host and monitoring these in sync with the cloud services can help preempt resource growth issues and create a failover plan in place. Metrics related to resources such as CPU, memory, and disk are the most important metrics to look out for, because exhaustion of these means an immediate failure. Additionally, connections(network) and processes also call for constant surveillance as they are closely related with latency.
Why do you need cloud monitoring? - ManageEngine Applications Manager
Applications Manager is a platform agnostic tool that can extensively monitor both physical servers and hypervisors, along with 150+ technologies including app servers, DBs, websites, middleware and messaging components, and more, making it the perfect tool for all your cloud infrastructure monitoring needs.

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